Tour Report: No. 32 Vijay Singh

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2013 PREVIEW: Vijay Singh turns 50 on Feb. 22 but don’t expect him to head over to the Champions Tour just yet. The World Golf Hall of Famer hasn’t won on TOUR since 2008, when he earned three titles, but with five top 10s last year, he knows he can still compete.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Let’s pick the Open, which was Singh’s 500th start on the PGA TOUR. He closed with three rounds in the 60s on the way to a tie for fourth — his low of the year and his fourth top-10 in his last eight starts to send Singh to the offseason with momentum. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Vijay is going to be eligible for the Champions Tour in 2013 but I think we’ll see plenty of him on the PGA TOUR. Why not? Singh was in position to win several times including the PGA Championship. He had trouble closing out tournaments during the final round and has to improve on his putting. Singh ranked 170th in strokes gained-putting and is 150th in final-round scoring average. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Since he’ll turn 50 before the conclusion of the West Coast Swing, he sets up as one of the most intriguing possibilities of the year. Even if he shares time on the Champions Tour as expected, he’ll be coming off a season in which he made 27 starts on the PGA TOUR, so that’s a hit we can absorb. Recorded four top 10s in his last nine starts beginning with a T9 at the British Open. His putting is cause for concern, but he’ll start the new year with an active streak of 12 consecutive cuts made. I also like his price tag of $1.586 million in salary games. Wouldn’t be surprised if he can transfer success with the 50-and-older crowd into a boost of confidence. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Best finish T-4th Open

Starts: 27

Cuts made: 23

Rounds played: 99

Top-10 finishes: 5

Money List rank: 51st

Driving distance: 47th

Driving accuracy: 90th

Greens in regulation: 69th

Strokes gained-putting: 170th

Scoring average: 28th

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