Vijay Singh is reportedly due to undergo knee surgery next Wednesday (January 14) which will see him sidelined for five weeks. His last event before the surgery will be this weekend’s Mercedes-Benz Championship.

The World number five tore his meniscus last month, before he won the Chevron World Challenge in California – as hosted by Tiger Woods.

Singh told reporters before the Mercedes-Benz Championship opening round in Kapalua Resort this morning, “It happened during Tiger’s Tournament, I think going up and down those hills. It had to be done. It’s quite a big tear there.”

The 45-year-old topped the PGA Tour money-list with $6.6 million last year after winning four events – including the FedEx Cup play-off series. He enters the Mercedes-Benz Championship this weekend as the highest-ranked player and hopes to be back on the PGA Tour for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on February 12.

“I’m going to have the knee operated on on Wednesday and I should be out for three weeks,” he said. “I am planning to play (in the) AT&T but I don’t know what the doctor is going to tell me.

Singh won the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship back in 2007.

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