'Just stay home'

Singh wants no part of Sorenstam

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Vijay Singh made it clear how he feels about Annika Sorenstam playing on the PGA Tour.

He wants to her miss the cut next week in the Colonial.

And on the odd chance that he is paired with her, Singh says he won't play.


In the strongest comments yet about Sorenstam becoming the first woman in 58 years to compete on the PGA Tour, Singh said the 32-year-old Swede has no business playing at the Colonial and should stick to her own tour.

"I hope she misses the cut," Singh said in an interview with the Associated Press after his runner-up finish at the Wachovia Championship. "Why? Because she doesn't belong out here."

Singh knows he won't play in the same group as Sorenstam. His name will be drawn from a pool of PGA Tour winners when the pairings are made.

Still, his comments might have set the tone for what could be a curious, contentious week at the fabled course in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sorenstam decided in February to accept a sponsor's exemption to the Colonial.

The line out of Las Vegas is Sorenstam posting a two-day score of 153.

What she shoots isn't what bothers Singh.

"What is she going to prove by playing? It's ridiculous," said Singh, a two-time major champion who ranks No. 7 in the world. "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."


The Colonial is an invitational with a limited field. Sorenstam received one of eight sponsor's exemption.

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