Factbox on Fiji's Vijay Singh, who replaced Tiger Woods as world number one after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
1963: Born February 22, Lautoka, Fiji.
1982: Turns professional.
1984: Clinches his maiden professional title at the Malaysian PGA Championship.
1988: Graduates from the European Tour's qualifying school.
1989: Wins first European Tour title at the Volvo Open.
1992: Ends the year ninth in the European order of merit following victories at the Turespana Masters and German Open.
1993: Clinches his maiden title on the U.S. PGA Tour at the Buick Classic, beating Mark Wiebe in a playoff. Ends the season 19th in the U.S. money list. Voted PGA Tour rookie of the year.
1994: Wins the Scandinavian Masters and Lancome Trophy before finishing the season a career-high sixth in the European Tour's money list.
1995: Wins his second Buick Classic title, plus the Phoenix Open, before ending the year ninth in the U.S. money list with earnings of $1,018,713.
1997: For a second time, clinches two PGA Tour events in a single season -- the Memorial tournament and Buick Open. Makes 21 consecutive cuts to finish the year with $1,059,713.
1998: Claims his maiden major title in the U.S. PGA Championship at Sahalee, a closing 68 putting him two strokes clear of American Steve Stricker. Also wins the Sprint International. Ends the season a career-best second in the money list on $2,228,998.
2000:Wins his second major at the U.S. Masters, beating South African Ernie Els by three strokes. Ties for eighth in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, despite carding a third-round 80.
2001:Wins the Malaysian Open, in a playoff, and the Singapore Masters. In May, is given honorary life membership of the European Tour.
2002: Clinches the Houston Open and Tour Championship on the PGA Tour, ending the season third in the money list with earnings of $3,756,563.
2003: Produces the best form of his life before ending Woods's four-year reign as the PGA Tour's leading money winner with earnings of $7,573,907. Has 18 top-10 finishes in 27starts, including victories at the Phoenix Open, Byron Nelson Championship, John Deere Classic and Funai Classic.
2004: Maintains his rich vein of form by stretching his run of consecutive top-10 finishes to 12before missing the cut at the Buick Invitational. Wins the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Houston Open, HP Classic of New Orleans and Buick Open.
August 15: Captures his third major crown, beating Americans Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard in a three-holeplayoff in the U.S. PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Replaces Els as world number two and closes the gap on top-ranked Woods to just 0.10 points.
September 6: Ends Woods's record run of 264consecutive weeks as the game's number one player after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship by three shots at the Tournament Players Club of Boston.