Vijay Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism

Former world No 1 Vijay Singh just isn’t going to tee it up on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour in June in any case, Golf Channel reported on Sunday.

Golf Channel talked in regards to the PGA Tour had confirmed that the 57-year-old Fijian has determined to withdraw from the Korn Ferry Tour Draw back on 11-14 June at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Seashore, Florida.

The three-time basic champion’s choice to enter the occasion had sparked criticism in some quarters, even when his lifetime PGA Tour membership permits him to enter any KFT occasion in per week all through which he is not eligible for the principle tour event.

One KFT participant, Brady Schnell went as far as to name Singh “a chunk of trash” on Twitter, saying the KFT need to be left to youthful golfers striving to play their methodology onto the PGA Tour.

“Have you ever ever learnt how hundreds these components and cash might do for a youthful toddler?” 35-year-old journeyman Schnell – who has missed 5 of six cuts on the Korn Ferry Tour this season – tweeted.

“He is an entire turd for taking part in. He is acquired his cash and he is acquired his profession. Merely wait one totally different month and roll collectively collectively along with your senior associates.”

5-time basic winner Phil Mickelson – who has had a normally testy relationship with Singh – was fast to defend the Fijian.

“It is no secret VJ and I aren’t shut, nonetheless I would favor to say on his behalf that along with being a member of the Corridor of Fame, he’s a huge a part of the PGA Tour’s success which financially subsidises, and regularly has, the KFT,” Mickelson tweeted.

“He has earned the right to play when and the place he wants.”

Schnell later apologised, writing,“a specific approach ought to have been taken with the intention to get my diploma all by way of.”

Singh, who owns a complete of 34 PGA Tour titles, has missed eight of 9 Tour cuts so far two seasons.

He achieved 29th in his lone Champions tour for 50-and-over gamers begin this 12 months, on the Mitsubishi Electrical Championship in Hawaii.

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