Singh fails to show up for Open qualifier

Vijay Singh has failed to show up for his tee time in a U.S.

Open qualifier. It’s likely his streak of playing in every major

championship for the last 17 years is about to end.

Singh shot a 7-under 65 in the final round of the Memorial on

Sunday, then told reporters he would not try to qualify Monday. His

only other chance would be to win or finish second in the St. Jude

Classic in Memphis, Tenn., this week, although it was not certain

that the three-time major champion would even play that


Singh has played the last 67 majors, the longest active streak

in golf. A year ago, he was given a special exemption to the U.S.

Open at Pebble Beach, but USGA executive director Mike Davis has

said no special exemptions were likely to be awarded this year.