BEST OF 2001-2002
BEST OF 2002-2003
BEST OF 2003-2004
Episcopal priest speaks out against gay ordination
Guiding Light lights the hearts of hopeful students
Cavalier smashed in Schenley Quad
Air Force ROTC simulates POW camp
Wait is over for Guiding Light hopefuls!
Pitt students pack Destinta Theatre to watch 'The Passion of the
Controversial movie receives David Limbaugh's commentary!
Photogallery of the funeral procession ceremony for
Reagan to the Capitol
Commandments controversy is so commie and not constitutional
Top 25 reasons compiled for the origins of the candy cane
from 2001-2003 based on 65 student responses
Pitt Dance Team goldens Heinz Field
Pitt Dance Team rainbow Heinz Field
Students vote matters
Privacy or perversion in the bedroom
Israel, Israel, what have you done for Palestine!
Pitt should be proud denying same-sex benefits
Keep the Reagan legacy alive by voting for President Bush this
Homosexuals do not need a special bill!
Presidential candidate John Kerry lied about his heritage!
Wake up media and uncover the terrorists!
Mount Rushmore needs to be revisted to include Ronald Reagan
Clinton wants Kerry who promotes immoral issues, do you?
9-11 report should not have been bipartisan!
Women's softball team saw Rockets falling.
Hungry Panthers win Pittsburgh Classic
Engineering Auditorium Shakes
White, & Blue
Constitution supports God and patriotism
sees you all the time
Vote for the perfect candidate 24-7!
What if Jesus talked football?
Pitt Dance Team's colors of black, red, green, and
white give significance to the Christmas
Nativity reminds tourists of Christ's birth
Both evolutionism and creationism are based on faith!
Gong Show winner recited about 'If cocaine were an alien,
what it does not want you to know!'
Gospel revealed through semantics and word play
the right antidote can protect your life
God's love is alphabetically revealed in random languages
“Sultan of Swat” Victorious Again
years, the PGA tour has been essentially owned by Tiger Woods. To be
exact, Tiger held the world’s number one ranking for 334 weeks, 264 of
from Aug 15, 99 to Aug 29, 04. This record
breaking streak came to an abrupt end when golf’s hottest player and
current number one Vijay Singh beat out Woods to win the Deutsche Bank
Championship in late August of this year. On Sunday, Vijay continued his
remarkable play with his third consecutive tour win. This win coming in
the second year of the 84 Lumber Classic, in Farmington Pennsylvania.
“That’s a great way to start a
relationship,” said Singh who only six days prior, agreed to an 84
Lumber sponsorship. He joins fellow golfer John Daly as the company’s
spokespersons. Not only was this Singh’s third consecutive tournament
win, but his 8th overall this season, by far his best PGA
tour showing. With the victory, Singh also set a new tour earnings
record, surpassing Woods’ 2000 earnings total of $9,188,321.00. The
$756,000.00 paycheck Singh earned on Sunday bumped his 2004 earnings to
$9,455,566.00, and he still has four more events scheduled for this
“It was just a matter of time
before I beat it,” he said of his new record. “And I’ll be trying very
hard to win one or two more.”
Singh, born in the tiny Island
nation of Fiji, is of Indian descent. He was destined for greatness by
the name given to him, “Vijay,” which means ‘victory’ in Hindi.
On Sunday, he beat out Stewart
Cink by one stroke, and finished at 15 under par for the tournament. He
never trailed in this event, going start-to-finish for the victory.
Woods was expected to challenge Singh for the title, but he pulled out
early last week blaming fatigue from the Ryder Cup loss as the reason
for his absence. After a stellar 2003 campaign, which included four
tournament wins and 18 top-ten finishes, the 41 year old Singh, is
peaking. His eight 2004 victories came at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am,
Shell Houston Open, H P Classic of New Orleans, Buick Open, PGA
Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship, Bell Canadian Open, and the 84
Lumber Classic. Though tremendously impressive, Singh still needs one
more win to tie Wood’s career best of nine victories, which occurred in
2000. Singh also won three majors that year, and four in a row.
“Tiger won three majors in 2000,
and that’s a pretty tall order. It’s so much more different to win three
majors. But I’m going to try to enjoy my own good season. I don’t think
I can go any better, really. It’s a run I hope never ends,” said Singh.
Singh’s next stop in 2004 will
bring him to the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, (he recently withdrew
from the WGC American Express Championship due to personal reasons),
where he will seek to tie Woods’ career best of nine victories in one
year. He will likely be the favorite at his remaining four tournaments
due to his status as the world’s best golfer, a title he reinforced by
increasing his lead over Woods by two full points. Without question,
Woods has been the most dominant golfer in the world for the past four
years, and he is not done winning yet. However, his reputation for being
the most feared golfer is no longer his alone; it is a position that he
now shares with the “Great Fijian,” Vijay Singh.
Balestrine's Bytes can
be seen on the Pittsburgh Standard. He can be reached at
What's new each day in the Pittsburgh Standard!