Ten fun facts about Vijay Singh

Fact 1
When he was a kid, if Singh needed some money, he would earn it by working as a caddie at his local course. Patrons would give him $1 per round. Singh later earned extra money doing carpentry work.

Fact 2
In May 1999, Singh had LASIK surgery to improve his eyesight.

Fact 3
In April 2005, Singh was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Fact 4
On Sept. 6, 2004, Singh replaced Tiger Woods at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings, ending the latter’s reign of more than five years (or 264 weeks).

Fact 5
With his triumph at the 2005 Houston Open, Singh became the first repeat winner in the event's history.

Fact 6
He became the first golfer to earn $10 million in just a single season.

Fact 7
Singh has won more tournaments after age 40 than anyone in history.

Fact 8
Singh’s first name, Vijay, means “victory” in Hindu.

Fact 9
He has six German shepherds: Loppy, Snowy, Rover, Tyson, Silver and Teddy Bear.

Fact 10
Singh supports a number of charitable causes. In 1999, he served as the Honorary Chairperson for National Golf Day, the yearly junior golf fundraiser sponsored by the PGA of America. He has also helped establish the Vijay Singh Charitable Foundation, which benefits organizations devoted to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

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Short about Vijay Singh
Is a Fijian professional golfer who became Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005.