FAVOURITE Vijay Singh failed to finish round one at the Fiji International on a high note at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course yesterday.
A big crowd followed the former world number one as he teed off from the back nine.
Singh hit fine form scoring a birdie on the par five number 11. He scored a bogey on number 16 before birdies on the 17th and 18th got him to two under par at the halfway mark.
His luck changed on the front nine recording consecutive double bogeys on holes three and four.
The-51-year old got his game back on track with an eagle on the par five hole six then a birdie on the next to move to one under.
However he recorded his third double bogey on the final hole to finish with one over par 73.
Singh expressed disappointment with his effort.
He said the winds were blowing in A different direction than earlier in the week.
"I don't know when was the last time I made three doubles in a round," the three-time major winner said.
"For some reason my drive wasn't working to what it does. It normally does. But I'm getting to hang on it.
"It is hard to gauge the pace of the greens. The winds were totally in the different direction. But it played a lot easier. So I'm very disappointed with my round and the way I scored.
"There are three days to go so let's see. I'm learning more about the golf course. I made a double on the last to finish one over. I would have loved to make par and finish one under.
"It is the first day and hopefully that wind turns and comes in the direction we all know."