Vijay Singh has a chance of becoming the oldest PGA Tour winner in history

The Quicken Loans National leaderboard is looking incredible. Firstly, the leader is Jon Rahm, the guy who finished as the highest amateur at last week’s U.S. Open. This is his first professional start and he has a share of the lead with Bill Hurley III. Scroll down a little further and you’ll find two legends of the modern game, Ernie ELs and Vijay Singh. Both are inside the top five and in with a chance during moving day.

Vijay would break a record set by Sam Snead when he was nearly 53, his final victory capped off a career of wins spanning 27 years. Here are the five oldest winners on the PGA Tour:

  • Sam Snead – 52 years, 10 months, 8 days, 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.
  • Art Wall – 51 years, 7 months, 10 days, 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open.
  • Davis Love III – 51 years, 4 months, 2015 Wyndham Championship.
  • Jim Barnes – 51 years, 3 months, 7 days, 1937 Long Island Open.
  • John Barnum – 51 years, 1 month, 5 days, 1962 Cajun Classic.


Vijay hasn’t won since 2008 and from the looks of his round he’ll do whatever it takes to chalk one up. The Fijian has been seen as “pro golf’s bad guy”, a reputation his fellow veteran and friend has always denied. “He’s a wonderful guy. I’ve known him for the better part of 10 years now. He’s a great competitor. I think people have a misconception of Vijay. He’s a really good guy,” said Ernie. Any friend of the Big Easy is a friend of mine.”

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