Vijay sues PGA Tour for doping ban threat

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VIJAY Singh is suing the PGA Tour, claiming his widely-publicised doping case has damaged his reputation and left him feeling stressed.


The 50-year-old Fijian said the scandal had left him feeling “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.”

Singh filed the 19-page lawsuit in New York just a week after the PGA Tour dropped its case against him.

In a statement, the 2000 Masters champion said: “I am proud of my achievement, my work ethic and the way I live my life.

“The PGA Tour not only treated me unfairly, but displayed a lack of professionalism that should concern every professional golfer and fan of the game."


The lawsuit claimed: 'Rather than performing its duties to golfers first, and then determining whether there had been any violation of the Anti-Doping Program, the PGA Tour rushed to judgment and accused one of the world’s hardest working and most dedicated golfers of violating the rules of the game."


The PGA Tour suspended Singh for 90 days in February after he admitted using deer antler spray, which contains small traces of a banned growth hormone.

However, the former World No.1 and three-time major champion appealed the decision before the PGA dropped the case after the World Anti-Doping Agency cleared the substance.


Mark Calcavecchia faced no sanction from the PGA after admitting to using deer antler spray in 2011, although he was publicly told to stop using the substance at the time.

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