Singh to take extended break rest forearm


Vijay Singh will have plenty of time to spend the $10 million bonus he collected for winning the FedEx Cup.
Singh announced in a statement Tuesday that doctors have recommended that he rest the forearm injury that has bothered him for the past few months.
Tendinitis in Singhs left forearm will cause him to miss the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia from October 26 to November 2 and the HSBC Champions event at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, November 6-9. The remainder of his 2008 schedule will be subject to his recovery from the injury.
I have been dealing with tendinitis in my forearm for a good part of the 2008 season, and my doctors instructed me to rest it to try and reduce the impact of the injury for the 2009 season. As disappointing as it will be to miss these events, it is important that I follow my doctors direction and do what is best for my long-term health,' Singh said in the statement.
Singh won three times on the PGA Tour in 2008, including twice in the Playoffs en route to capturing the FedEx Cup title.