vijaysinghVijay Singh is happy to be home in Fiji for his country’s biggest sporting event the Fiji International.

This is the third staging of the tournament, Singh has returned each year but believes 2016 could be his time to breakthrough for a win.

“I’ve been playing well for a while. My game’s good. The scoring is not so good but I’m really happy with my game,” said Singh, who has finished inside the top-10 in the first two Fiji International tournaments.

“I’m striking the ball the way I want to. I just need to get some results and hopefully that can start over here.”

“This year I’ve been giving a lot more attention to the golf and a little less to the design side,” added Singh, who was involved in designing the course.

“I used to come over here and see what I could fix but this year I’m more focused on just playing the tournament and we’ll see if I can pull it off.”

This more focused approach to his golf could be the result of Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) confirming they will go ahead with a redevelopment to the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course which is becoming famous around the world.

While he will be all business this week chasing the title, as soon as the Fiji International finishes Singh will turn his attention to the redevelopment.

“I’ll be starting on Monday. The architect is coming with me and we’re going to do the first eight holes and probably six and seven greens,” said Singh.

“We will look to re-do the greens, some of the fairways and some of the bunkers to make it more playable.”

Bigger, bolder and better in 2016, Singh is excited by the direction that the Fiji International is heading.

“I was really happy to see the European Tour taking part in this,” added Singh who started his career on the European Tour.

“I’d like to see this grow into a major event in this area and the only way we can do that is to get more players.”

“Boo is a character. It’s nice to have him here. He’s been a good player for a very long time so hopefully he does well.”

Vijay Singh and Boo Weekley are joined by Brandt Snedeker, fresh from Team USA’s Ryder Cup victory, Steven Bowditch, Robert Allenby, Heath Slocum and Peter Lonard.

The Fiji International tees off at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course on Thursday 6 October with the champion to be crowned on Sunday 9 October.