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Vijay Singh had made a complaint against Phil Mickelson at the 2005 Masters. Although everything looked clear on the course, there was a conflict between the two in the locker room after the day’s game. As the first-hand witness of the situation, Steve Williams, the caddy of Tiger Woods, shared his thoughts on the matter. 

Both Singh and Mickelson were under pressure to win the major championship as they were the world no.1 and defending champion, respectively. Therefore, when Singh complained against Lefty for leaving large spike marks on the green, the defending champion got offended. 

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“I was extremely distracted,” said Mickelson to the press after the round. “Would have appreciated if it would have been handled differently or after the round,” he added. 

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Lefty further explained that he heard Singh and another golfer discussing the topic in the locker room afterward, and he confronted Singh. While he admitted they had a heated conversation in the locker room, everything is okay now. 

The caddy of Tiger Woods shared what had happened in the locker room at the 2005 Masters 

“I think it was just Phil and Vijay,” said Steve Williams about the whole situation. He explained that since Vijay Singh was playing behind Mickelson, he could see the marks on the green from Mickelson’s spikes. Williams admitted that the spikes marks were indeed longer than a normal one would leave. “But they were within the… they were certainly legal,” Williams said about Mickelson’s extra-long spikes. 

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“I understand there was a bit of a heated conversation in the locker room.” While Williams acknowledged there was indeed a scene that happened in the locker room after the round, he didn’t disclose more about it. “There’s no love lost between those two, that’s for sure,” Williams added. 

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Although there was tension between the two, they kept on playing at the Masters. Even though they played well, Woods had eventually won the title. Mickelson had to be happy with his 10th position on the leaderboard, whereas Singh secured a tie at the 5th with two other golfers. 

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The pressure of winning had made the two golfers act on their emotions at the 2005 Masters. Although they had a heated conversation later, neither Phil nor Vijay had kept the grudge ever since. 

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