May 8, 2013
Vijay Singh should just let deer antler issue die
By TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

Vijay Singh hits his approach shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, Feb. 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

This story has more twists than, well, a deer's antler.

The Vijay Singh saga took another turn Wednesday when it was announced the veteran golfer had filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

It started in late January when Singh admitted in a Sports Illustrated article that he had used deer antler spray, which contains small amounts of IGF-1, which was then on the PGA Tour's list of banned substances. Singh immediately said he didn't know he had taken a banned substance.

Then, following the letter of the rule that does not excuse ignorance, the PGA Tour issued a reported 90-day suspension in mid-February, which Singh appealed.

In an amazing twist early last week, the World Anti-Doping Agency said it no longer considered deer antler spray a banned substance, leaving the PGA Tour to follow suit, basically dropping its case against Singh.



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