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Will Vijay Singh pass Slammin’ Sammy Snead in his career?

Will Vijay Singh pass Slammin’ Sammy Snead in his career?

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Saw a very slim and fit-looking Vijay Singh yesterday on TV coverage of the 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii.

Singh was leading the tournament after the first round.
This made me sit up and pay attention!  No one even close to Singh’s age…52 years and 11 months..has been in contention for a long time.  As you all know, the majority of winners in the last 3 years have been between 20 and 28 years.

Can’t wait to see if Vijay can hang on and beat Sam Snead’s record as the oldest winner ever of a PGA Tour event.
Read these fun facts by  for Golf Digest, illustrating the significance of Singh’s age.

Will Vijay Singh pass Slammin' Sammy Snead in his career?

As of late, Vijay Singh has made more waves off the course than on it, which isn’t necessarily surprising: A month away from his 53rd birthday, the three-time major winner is hitting an age where, historically, golfers fade into the sunset.

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Yet, Singh’s name is atop the Sony Open leaderboard after Day 1. If he holds on to win, he would best Sam Snead’s record as the oldest victor in PGA Tour history. Given that golf is in the midst of a youth revolution, nothing to sneer at.

To see some age-centric notes on Singh, go here.

Source:    Golf Digest

Pictures: Golf Digest   Ed McDonald

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