PGA Tour legend Vijay Singh is expected to compete in next month’s Korn Ferry Tour return tournament at TPC Sawgrass, but not without controversy.
On Thursday, Korn Ferry Tour journeyman Brady Schnell, 35, blasted Singh on Twitter for playing in the tournament, calling him a “true piece of trash” and a “complete turd.”
On Friday, Phil Mickelson came to Singh’s defense, despite the two being arch rivals.
“It’s no secret VJ and I aren’t close, but I’d like to say on his behalf that in addition to being a member of the HOF, he’s a big part of the PGA Tour’s success which financially subsidizes, and always has, the KFT. He has earned the right to play when and where he wants,” Mickelson tweeted.
The tournament is set to take place from June 8-June 14.
He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.