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Another in a series of profiles for the Accenture World Match Play Championship Feb. 25-March 1 in Marana:

Vijay Singh (Fiji)

Ranking: No. 4 Born: Lautoka, Fiji Age: 45 Ht/Wt: 6-3/208 Turned pro: 1982 Pro wins: 57 PGA wins: 34 Majors wins: 3 Match Play record: 11-9

Notable: Won the 2008 FedEx Cup title despite not playing in the last two events. He’s 14th in all-time PGA wins.

Did you know? Singh says: “When we were kids we couldn’t afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, ‘Little Vijay, golf balls don’t fall off trees, you know,’ so I found some that did!”

Padraig Harrington (Ireland)

Ranking: No. 3 Born: Dublin, Ireland Age: 37 Ht/Wt: 6-3/187 Turned pro: 1995 Pro wins: 24 PGA wins: 14 Majors wins: 3 Match play: 9-9

Notable: With Tiger Woods injured, Harrington won his second straight British Open and captured the PGA Championship last year.

Did you know? After his British Open win in 2007, his son Patrick was caught on a microphone asking his father if they could “put ladybirds in (the Claret Jug).”


Where: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana

Tickets: 571-0400 or 866-942-2672; www.worldgolfchampionships.com

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