Vijay Singh awarded Fijian civic honour

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Vijay Singh has been awarded a Companion of the Order of Fiji -- one of the Pacific nation's highest honours.

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Vijay Singh has been awarded a Companion of the Order of Fiji -- one of the Pacific nation's highest honours. Singh had last month ended Tiger Woods' 264-week reign as golf's No. 1 player. Singh and the country's chief justice, Daniel Fatiaki, were among nine people receiving civic honours conferred by President Ratu Josefa Iloilo. The names of the recipients were published today in Fiji's Government Gazette. According to a citation published in the gazette, Singh was awarded the honour for "eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Fiji or to humanity at large". Singh, a Fijian of Indian descent, reportedly did not receive the award in person. He retains membership of Fiji's PGA, but lives in Florida and has rarely visited Fiji since he joined the USPGA Tour in 1993. (AP)

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