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Comment from: Mike [Visitor] Email
VJ's right. Big deal. At least he is honest. Most of them would be standing up there going Yes, this is quite a feat beating old Sammy's record, when they could care less.
2007-01-08 @ 16:38
Comment from: Baby Blue Eyes [Visitor] Email
VJ is right...Because there are many manufactured records out there...

For starter, after his win, the records he set or broke:

- First golfer to win a PGA event in 2007
- First Fijian golfer to win a PGA event in 2007
- First Florida resident to win a PGA event in 2007
- First golfer to win at 43 years old and X months and Y days
- Most win in 2007
- First over 6 feet tall golfer to win PGA event in 2007
- First PGA winner after the passing of Gerald Ford
- Etc....

As you can see, the 'records' can go on and on....
2007-01-08 @ 17:01
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
I am impressed by the Vijay's record for most wins over 40, but it is best for Vijay if he is not impressed by an over 40 record since he has to compete against players who are much younger.
2007-01-08 @ 18:24
Comment from: Bhaktawar [Visitor] Email
Please see the interview on golf channel. He was joking about Fred Funk, everybody was laughing. It is unfortunate how you misinterpret things
2007-01-08 @ 19:01
Comment from: Anonymous [Visitor]
Good grief, that was nasty. You really hate the guy, don't you?

It's possible to twist practically anything into something negative,
but you really go out of your way here. Vijay was funny, honest,
and extremely normal. He's not some silly, plastic, don't-offend-
anyone-don't-say-anything type like Michael Jordan or Tiger
Woods. He doesn't have the ridiculous in-front-of-camera-fakeness
of Michelson and he does not try to cater to a demographic.

Of course it's a silly record - completely arbitrary. Did you read the
full article, and how eloquent he was about Sam Snead and his
beautiful swing? Do you know that Vijay absolutely reveres Snead
and had read all of his books as a poor golfer in Fiji? To say he
snubs Snead is about the most opposite to what he was trying to
say and what he feels as you can possibly get. All he meant was
that his age doesn't matter. It's winning that counts.

And yes, winning a tournament on the PGA tour is an amazing
accomplishment when you come from somewhere like Fiji!!
He was being modest! He was trying to say how fantastic it
was just to win a damn tour event, and what an impossible
dream that alone was..do you have any idea how many
people in the third world and other poor countries will never
even get to see a golf course, much less walk on it, much less
play on it, much less reach some international standard of
excellence?? If anything, his genuineness and respect for
the game shine in that one simple sentence. You will just never
see it, you seem far too prejudiced.

And good grief, if you think he was also dumping on Freddy Funk,
you really should get your head out of your backend. Did you
even read the article AT ALL?? He was talking about not imposing
unnecessary limitations on oneself, and expecting to win if he was
fit, that age is not a limitation!

I like Tiger, I like Phil, I like a lot of players on Tour. More than any
of them, I respect Vijay for what he's accomplished, for his simple,
shining love for the game. For his blue-collar work ethic, for his
devotion to what he cares about. Just golf. It's very simple. He's
not pretty, he's not young, he's not charismatic and TV-friendly.
No Tiger Woods-like sex appeal, no white folk hero status like
Phil, he of the slick marketing glitz.

They will never know how far he had to come, and all the subtle
sneering (yes, he works hard, but it's always a snide remark
when it's about Vijay, complimentary if it's Tiger or someone) he
has had to endure.

It's just sickening, the racism, the prejudice, the hatred, the
intolerance, the injustice, the bitter carping, the mean, whiny
undercutting of his talent. Give me a break. The rest of the
planet could practice twice as hard and never be anywhere
near as good.

Vijay is a great golfer, and a simple human being.

Lay off the bile. We're sick of it.
2007-01-08 @ 20:46
Comment from: Pete Geoffrey [Visitor]
My heavens! What a hatchet job! You must really have a major grudge against Vijay Singh.

I watched the Golf Channel coverage that showed his interviews and Frank Nobilo specifically compared Vijay's swing with Sam Snead's, mentioned that Vijay had a bunch of Sam Snead books in his library and held him in high regard. None of Vijay's comments during the interview came across as dismissive of Golf history or it legends.

Either you didn't do even minimal homework to check your perception (incompetence) or didn't care what the facts were (dishonesty). Take your pick. Hope you can live with yourself.

It is sleazy folks like you that give journalists a bad name. Hope the management of worldgolf.com is listening. Pls get writers with integrity for your website.

2007-01-08 @ 21:28
Comment from: RG [Visitor] Email
Pathetic Blog! Two thumbs down to you!!!

Let's see you hit the golf ball a hundred years(in any direction :) ) at whatever your age is...
2007-01-08 @ 23:01
Comment from: StraightShooter [Visitor]
What idiocy. Get your head out of your ass and smell something different than the smoke out of your rearend buddy. Please worldgolf.com, ignorant idiots like this one should not be let out of the insane, asinine, moronic asaylum ever, to write such utter stupidity! You dont deserve these kind words from me mate! Believe me, Im being nice to you. Vijay Singh is an absolute statesman, as genuine as they come and holds Snead in the highest regard, Buy yourself a freaking TV and watch the coverage!
2007-01-09 @ 03:34
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
Hey Blue Eyes...

You forgot one.

The only player to knock Tigger out of number one ranking.
2007-01-09 @ 05:25
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
I don't believe I made Vijay Singh out to be mean or nasty and I don 't have a grudge against him.

And, to Anonymous, I am not racist nor intolerant nor have I said that the man doesn't have any talent. You should re-read the blog.

Vijay was just trying to blow off the fact that his next big birthday is 50 (Champion's Tour) and trying to ignore the fact that 40, being the entrance to middle age, is no longer 25.

It's really all about age denial.
2007-01-09 @ 08:58
Comment from: Barry [Visitor] Email
Golf, as in all sports, is full of statistics, whether Vijay likes it or not.
2007-01-09 @ 09:02
Comment from: patricia [Visitor] Email
Vij rocks. He's never going to be a diplomat, that's for sure. But he doesn't need to be.

It is about age denial. He obviously hates the fact that at 43 and beyond, the world generally looks at you as a has-been. Records based on age are a dubious distinction at best. I mean who really wants to be the oldest man to climb Everest, or the oldest woman to have a baby, or the winner of the most X events after the age of... some big number. I'm inclined to think that most would gladly relinquish the record for their lost youth. Vij is reacting to that I think, in his normal visceral way.

As for your blog, I think it's great that you said what lots of people feel about Vijay. Hell, if you can't write what you feel what's the point.
2007-01-09 @ 11:55
Comment from: Shivas [Visitor] Email
Not sure where you've been. Sam Snead may be legendary but he can hardly be described as a "living legend."
2007-01-09 @ 12:52
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
Thanks. I have removed the erroneous text.
2007-01-09 @ 13:42
Comment from: Baby Blue Eyes [Visitor] Email
To really upset VJ further, someone's got to remind him that Michelle Wie made more money than him overall both on and off the golf course.

Additionally, they can remind VJ that she is a part time profesional who never won, and who never made the cut in a men's events.

Now that would really tick him off....
2007-01-09 @ 14:47
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Sam Snead was never banned from the Asian Tour for cheating nor from the
Australian Tour for not paying a hotel bill at a tournament site. When Vijay's
hard work wasn't paying off he acted with no honor. He should learn to
keep his mouth shut and be happy that the PGA Tour allows foreigners to
come and play.
2007-01-09 @ 15:24
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
Baby,

One correction: Bubbles hasn't made anywhere close to what Singh has on the golf course.
2007-01-09 @ 15:59
Comment from: mully [Visitor] Email
Nice hatchet job scumbag. Singh is right.Hey Booger: nice job of representing the USA there.Keep your mouth shut and maybe the rest of the world will start to pay your country some respect.
2007-01-09 @ 16:33
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
What's the matter mully, truth got you in a bind?
2007-01-09 @ 16:49
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email
Mully,

Mind your own biz-wax and back off...Booger is my be-yotch...I am the only one allowed to ride his arse....
2007-01-09 @ 17:26
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Thanks, Trevor. Oh yes, and up your's, Trevor!
2007-01-10 @ 13:29
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email
Mucus,

When you were young. Did you:

- wet your bed till teen
- torture animals
- get abused by your uncles and aunts

Do you currently:

-own a white mini van
-live alone
-own a tool set and handy with them
2007-01-11 @ 09:58
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Must crush communism in the form of Trevor Stevens.
2007-01-11 @ 17:54
Comment from: Gnarls Woodson [Visitor] Email
Stacy,

Make sure to pen a new hatchet job piece about Vijay after his win today at Arnold Palmer's tournament. In an interview with Jimmy Roberts immediately he finished on 18, Vijay talked about what an honor it was to win first Jack's tournament (the Memorial), and now Arnie's. He then joked about how he loved the course, except for th 18th hole, which he said probably cost him two tournaments. Please feel free to manipulate his words into a riveting piece about how Vijay hates the entire course and wants to break Arnold Palmer's hip.

You're a beacon of inspiration to journalists everywhere.
2007-03-18 @ 17:10
Comment from: racz gabby [Visitor]
Vijay is GREAT! he is absolutely right in snubbing those damn reporters. Why on earth they keep asking him about his 40 plus age??? if he is winning he is winning. Ask if any of these morons can hit a golf ball.
2008-06-25 @ 13:43
Comment from: AJ [Visitor] Email
Come on this is crazy Stacy! Look at the behavior of Tiger (cursing all the time), Tiger's caddie, John Daly, Sergio Garcia (spitting, getting bitter), Colin Montgomerie (bitterness and cheating), Rory Sabbatini an so on. Vijay is a saint in comparison to those folks. Maybe you have a vendetta for some reason?
2009-09-22 @ 14:32

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