Pro golfer apologizes after blasting Vijay Singh for entering Korn Ferry Tour event

Brady Schnell tees off in a Korn Ferry Tour event earlier this year.

Brady Schnell tees off in a Korn Ferry Tour event earlier this year.

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A Korn Ferry Tour golfer has apologized after calling a World Golf Hall of Famer a complete turd, a true piece of trash, and selfish. 

A day after slamming Vijay Singh over his decision to enter the first Korn Ferry Tour tournament after the coronavirus hiatus, Brady Schnell said he was sorry and should have used a different approach.

“Yesterday I said some disrespectful things towards @VijaySinghGolf and for that I am truly sorry” Schnell wrote on Twitter. “A different approach should have been taken in order to get my point across. I will learn from this and be better! I’m looking forward to getting back to work and playing some golf.”

Schnell’s criticism, in a series of since-deleted tweets, stems from Singh’s decision to enter the Korn Ferry Tour’s Korn Ferry Challenge on June 11-14, the first tournament on the PGA Tour’s developmental circuit after a hiatus due to the coronavirus. The 57-year-old Singh will exercise his lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour – a result of having more than 20 wins – as the tour he mainly plays on, the 50-and-over Champions Tour, isn’t scheduled to resume play until July 31. 

Schnell slammed Singh for the decision.

“Hey @VijaySinghGolf you are a true piece of trash if you except money playing in a Korn Ferry Tour event and I’ll say it right to your face,” Schnell said in one tweet. 

His comments arise from Singh, who has made over $71 million on the PGA Tour, taking the spot and the potential money from a regular on the tour. In another tweet, Schnell said, “Its just Vijay being Vijay. Selfish.”

“Do you know how much those points and money could do for a young kid?” Schnell wrote in another tweet. “He’s a complete turd for playing. He’s got his money and he’s got his career. Just wait another month and roll with your senior friends.”

Singh has not responded – but has liked several tweets supporting his decision. 

Including one from Phil Mickelson. 

“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 HofF, he’s a big part of the PGA Tour’s success which financially subsidizes, and always has, the KFT,” Mickelson tweeted. “He has earned the right to play when and where he wants.”

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