Grillo re­places Vi­jay Singh

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS -

San Fran­cisco: Fiji’s Vi­jay Singh, a three-time ma­jor cham­pion, has with­drawn from this week’s PGA Cham­pi­onship with an in­jury, al­low­ing Ar­gentina’s Emil­iano Grillo into the field. The PGA Cham­pi­onship, the year’s first ma­jor tour­na­ment, starts to­day at TPC Hard­ing Park in San Fran­cisco and is be­ing staged with­out spec­ta­tors due to the coro­n­avirus pandemic. Singh won the 1998 and 2004 PGA Cham­pi­onships as well as the 2000 Mas­ters. It would have been his 97th ca­reer ma­jor start. Grillo is set to make his 17th ca­reer ma­jor start. His best re­sult was a share of 12th at the 2016 Bri­tish Open. The PGA Cham­pi­onship will be the year’s first ma­jor be­cause of sched­ul­ing chaos caused by the COVID-19 out­break that shut down the sea­son from mid-March to early June. The PGA was moved from May to Au­gust while the Bri­tish Open was called off, the US Open shifted from June to Septem­ber and the Mas­ters moved from April to Novem­ber.-AAP

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