Return to the Golf Today Home Page All the latest golf news Coverage of all the worlds major tours For all your golfing needs Golf Course Directory Out on the course Golf related travel Whats going on, message board, links and more!
 
Worldwide Feature Articles
 
Top Stories
PGA: Stephen Ames coasts to six shot win
PGA: Tiger Woods ends difficult week with 75
Euro: Van de Velde ends 13 year victory wait
Stephen Ames vaults to World No. 27
Boost for the Philippine Open
Tiger Woods misses practice to be with father

Singh named European Golfer of the Year

World number one Vijay Singh of Fiji has been named the player of the year on the European PGA tour despite not winning a title in Europe.

Earlier this month Singh was named U.S. PGA Tour player of the year after winning nine titles there and becoming the first player to earn more than $10 million in a single campaign.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, who won four European tournaments on the 2004 calendar, was second in the vote taken by European golf writers. He also helped Europe win the Ryder Cup against the U.S.. Singh played in nine tournaments on the European Tour, winning 1.46 million euros ($1.95 million).

Singh won the U.S. PGA title this year which is included on the European Tour calendar and on the U.S. tour, but he did not win a regular European Tour event.

In the British Open, the only major tournament in Europe, he finished 11 shots behind the winner, Todd Hamilton of the U.S..

"Obviously it was disappointing not to win on European soil in 2004, but this award makes amends for that a little," Singh said in a statement on Wednesday.

"I spent several happy seasons learning my trade on the European Tour in the late eighties and early nineties and to be recognised by this Tour gives me immense personal satisfaction."

This years news archive | Email this page to a friend | Return to top of page