This time of year, I'm usually writing columns on our county football teams or following former players on the college gridiron, but I have to give my thoughts on Vijay Singh's 2004 season.
Singh is having one of the best years in the history of the PGA Tour. At age 41, he has already won eight times in 2004 and has racked up $9.5 million. The latter figure shattered the all-time record held by Tiger Woods.
Also, Singh still has a chance to crack the $10 million mark, as he is scheduled to play in four more tournaments. One of those tournaments is the Tour Championship, which has no cut - meaning he is guaranteed a nice check.
His win total is one shy of the all-time single-season record held by Woods.
I truly respect how hard Singh works and appreciate the terrific season he has had, but I don't have to enjoy it.
I'm definitely not joining the fan club anytime soon.
As a young golfer, Singh was kicked off the Asian Tour amid allegations that he cheated in an event. Also, several people in his past say they were left high and dry by Singh after letting the now multimillionaire borrow money. All of this ridiculous Vijay bandwagon-jumping is driving me crazy.
Vijay has won eight times in 26 events, but it took Woods only 20 starts to pick up his nine wins in 2000. Also, if it weren't for a huge increase in purses - thanks to Woods - Singh barely would be over the $8 million mark.
While Singh's feat is impressive, it is a bit less spectacular than Woods' $9.2 million four years ago.
And, of course, Woods won the Masters and the U.S. Open, and Singh captured only one major, the PGA Championship.
Singh is having a great year, but calm down; Tiger Woods he is not.
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