August 13, 2014
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Bainimarama salutes Fiji golfing greats

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama acknowledged Fijian professional golfer Vijay Singh for being an inspiration to all Fijians as he formally opened the inaugural Fiji International Golf tournament in Natadola last night.

Bainimarama said Singh's success on the world stage has been an inspiration to all.

The head of government also warmly welcomed Dinesh Chand, an elite Fijian golfer who has been playing his golf in Japan.

"I certainly hope that this tournament inspires more young Fijians to take up the game of golf and that some might follow in your footsteps," Bainimarama told the Fijian golfers.

Welcoming other elite golfers including Nick Price, Liang Wen-chong, and Anirban Lahiri – as well as to members of the Professional Golfers Association, he urged them to also take the time to enjoy the Fijian experience beyond the golf course.

Bainimarama also expressed confidence that the Fiji International, although the newest leg of the PGA's Australasia tour, would "quickly capture the imaginations, the hearts and the minds of golfers and fans across the region and around the world."

"We believe that the Fiji International will instantly establish Fiji as a top golfing destination in the region and further afield. Indeed, the tournament is the first of its kind in the South Pacific and sets a new benchmark for sporting events here."

He further acknowledged the support of the PGA and wished all the golfers well.

The tournaments which tees off tomorrow features 120 players from 16 countries.

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