Singh Starts Making Plans to Give Back


Vijay Singh, who recently set a record for winning the most money in a season on the PGA Tour in one season (more than $10 million), has already announced plans to start giving back.
Last week, Singh announced that he and his wife, Ardena, and son, Qass, have established the Vijay Singh Charitable Foundation. The private foundation will help fund charities and non-profit agencies that provide assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
'If we can touch one or two lives, we know it will make a big difference in our lives, too,' Singh said.
Singh has already earmarked some of his winnings from the Crestor Charity Challenge, which recognizes the 54-hole leader at each tour event, to the American Red Cross for its hurricane relief efforts.
And this week, Singh greeted the volunteers of the Players Championship at their annual function, according to the PGA Tour website. They volunteers were having lunch with people from some of the charities that benefit from the PGA Tour's premier event.
'I am moved by this,' said Singh, who had won the Chrysler Championship less than 24 hours earlier. 'I play in (The Players Championship) but I never really thought about what goes on behind the scenes. I never thought about all the people who take time to support the tour and me as a player.
'When you realize how much is given back to the community -- to be a part of the tour means more to me now than ever before.'