When expressing his desire to attend a small tournament, the former No. 1 in the world of golf has been criticized by mediocre opponents for dirty eating, competition for places and bonuses for the poor.
PGA Tour told Vijay Singh, the former No. 1 golf world champion, decided not to attend the Korn Ferry Tour (KFT), after being unjustly abused. This year, 57 years old, the Fijian golfer has won three major tournaments in 34 titles at the PGA Tour.
About a month ago, he signed up to attend KFT Challenge at TPC Sawgrass of Florida from 11-14 June. But after Singh was criticized, the organizer confirmed that no further information was received from him.
Not only is he a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Singh is also a lifetime member of the PGA Tour. This position gives him the right to attend every KFT tournament for the week without his major tournament.
This time, probably because of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting his performance, Singh chose to attend KFT while there was also a PGA Tour event taking place at the same time after being postponed from March.
The golfer’s decision to earn more than $ 71 million (1,653 billion dong) caused a meddling golfer, Brady Schnell, to accuse Singh of being selfish, dirty, competing for the poor in need of money and scores.
However, the rest of the golf world, including Phil Mickelson winning five major tournaments, has defended the Fiji general. The reason is simple: With the benefits that the PGA Tour is for lifetime members, Singh is allowed to compete at KFT anytime, anywhere.
After realizing the problem, Schnell apologized and deleted the criticism on social networks. However, this unnecessary scandal seems to have made Singh lose interest in KFT.