Singh among top non-U.S. players 

March, 18, 2007
Vijay Singh is not the best international player ever. In fact, I'm pretty sure Gary Player, Harry Vardon and one or both of the Tom Morrises might have something to say about that title.

But Singh is certainly in the discussion. With his 31st career PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, he tied Harry "Lighthorse" Cooper's record for most wins by a non-American player. Though the aforementioned fellows plied their craft on tours around the world, that total still gives Singh an edge over such luminaries as Greg Norman (20 wins on tour) and Ernie Els (15 wins), each of whom has competed largely in the U.S.

It's a testament to Singh's conviction that he continues winning tournaments against the world's best players. After all, the three-time major champion has nothing left to prove. He's already a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and, quite frankly, Vijay has never really cared what you think of him anyway.

Jason Sobel | email

ESPN Senior Writer