Selection: VIJAY SINGH 11/1 (SkyBet) 5pts WIN
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The Constellation Seniors Players championship is one of five major championships on the Champions Tour schedule held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in 2016 for the first time. Defending champion Bernhard Langer detailed the news during Golf Channels Morning Drive show live from the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass this morning.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh will be making only his second CHAMPIONS TOUR appearance of the 2016 season this week at the Constellation Senior Players Championship. The three-time major championship winner was in a tie for 8th at the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and has competed on the main PGA Tour since (obviously a much stiffer test than this weeks level), posting one top-10 finish for his troubles; a tie for 6th at The Honda Classic in February. This week in Philadelphia will mark Singh’s eighth career Champions Tour start, where he owns five top-10 finishes.
Vijay still retains a lot of his former powers, most notable his length off the tee, where when dropping back into a Champions Tour event, this once again becomes a huge advantage for him, on a course which will not be as long as he has been accustomed to this year. Great betting opportunities with Golf betting odds at William Hill.
Vijay Singh Bio:
Vijay Singh was born in 1963, he is named ''The Big Fijian'' being 6' 2'' tall. In the Indo-Fijian was born in Lautoka, Fiji but grew up in Nadi. He is now a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. As a child, Singh said: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little Vijay, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!''
He turned professional in 1982 and achieved over 50 wins, the majority being PGA Tours.
His first win came in 1984 Malaysian PGA Championship. His career suffered when suspended in the Asian Tour 1985 when allegations were made that he doctored his scorecard.
He also suffered more controversy in 2003 before the Bank of America Colonial when he was quoted as say: I hope she misses the cut...because she doesn't belong here.'' With reference to Annika Sorenstam because she would be displacing some other struggling male player for whom he a had sympathy. Media focused on this with Golf Digest calling him ''pro golf's bad guy''. However, in stark contrast in 2005 Fiji appointed Sing as a goodwill ambassador for Fiji. Singh was ranked number 1 in the Official World Rankings for 32 weeks over the period of 2004 – 2005. Winning three major championships including The Master 2000, The PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004. He also won the FedEx Cup in 2008. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005.