Singh pulls out of Masters due to illness

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Fiji's Vijay Singh, the 57-year-old three-time major winner, has withdrawn from the Masters at Augusta National due to illness.

Organisers reported on Saturday that 2000 Masters winner Singh, who shot a first-round 75 and who was eight-over par through 10 holes of his second round, had pulled out before play resumed.

"Due to illness, Vijay Singh has officially withdrawn from Masters Tournament competition after completion of 10 holes in his second round," organisers said in a statement on Twitter.

World No.1 Dustin Johnson is among four players to have grabbed a share of the lead at nine-under before play was suspended due to darkness on Friday.