Vijay Singh has become the first PGA player to speak out against Annika Sorestam’s playing on a sponsor’s exemption in the Colonial later this month.
“I hope she misses the cut. Why? Because she doesn’t belong out here.” Singh, a two-time major champion and the No. 7 player in the world . . .said he would withdraw if he happens to be paired with her. . . .
“What is she going to prove by playing?” Singh said. “It’s ridiculous. She’s the best woman golfer in the world, and I want to emphasize woman. We have our tour for men, and they have their tour. She’s taking a spot from someone in the field.”
While professional golf, like any spectator sport, is entertainment first and foremost, Singh is right. She has not earned a PGA tour card and almost certainly could not do so if she tried. By all accounts, she’s one of the best women golfers ever, but she would have difficulty making the cut at a Buy.com tour event. As good as she is, the men on that “minor league” circuit are simply better.