Former world number one looks to make his mark on the PGA Tour Champions
Vijay Singh, a three-time Major Champion and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has committed to play in the SAS Championship for the first time.
Singh, who has 34 career victories on the PGA Tour, collected his first on the PGA Tour Champions earlier this season at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in April – a two-man team event with partner Carlos Franco. He also finished 2nd in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
“We are thrilled for our fans to see Vijay Singh at the SAS Championship for the first time.” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “With the addition of Vijay, this year has the chance to be the best field in the history of the SAS Championship.”
Winner of the 2000 Masters, as well as the 1998 and 2004 PGA Championship, Singh was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. He sits third on the PGA Tour’s all-time money list, trailing only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Singh currently holds the record for most wins after the age of 40, with a total of 22.
Nicknamed “The Big Fijian”, Singh was born in Lautoka, Fiji. He turned professional in 1982 and joined the PGA Tour in 1993.
In addition to Singh, tournament officials have previously announced that John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Jerry Kelly, David Toms, Steve Flesch, and Doug Garwood will be a part of this year’s elite field of players.
Tickets to see the legends of golf at the SAS Championship, including access to the all-inclusive Mellow Mushroom Chill Club on the 17th Green, are available at www.SASChampionship.com. The SAS Championship is October 13 – 15 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.