World Golf Hall of Famer, Vijay Singh is the reigning 2018 Champion hailing from Newport Beach Country Club. Singh edged Tommy Tolles, Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott McCarron to win for the first time as an individual on the PGA TOUR Champions.
After his victory on March11, Singh said, “I just put a lot of pressure on myself when I first came out here. Every time I teed up, you know, I was — I thought I had to win. The more I did that, the more I didn’t win, the harder it got. This week was a little different. Last week I was sick with cold and flu, and this week kind of started out that way, so my expectation wasn’t very high. I just came out here, I said, ‘I’m just going to go out and play.’ ”
The Fijian closed with a 5-under 66 for a three-day total of 11-under 202 on the 6,600 yard, par 71, private course.
“I always knew I was going to win out here, it was just a matter of time,” Singh said. “I was going to play a lot more this year anyway, so this is a good start and hopefully I’m going to win a few more.”