No Doping Sanction For Singh
Vijay Singh will not be suspended by the US PGA Tour for doping as a result of using a deer antler spray.
The PGA Tour has cleared three-time Major winner after the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed the deer antler spray the Fijian admitted to using was not “prohibited unless a positive test results”.
Singh came under scrutiny in January after revealing he used the spray, which contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone. He said: “At no time was I aware that it may contain a banned substance.”
He was sanctioned by the US PGA Tour, which then contacted Wada to discuss the issue after Singh appealed. "During the appeal process PGA Tour counsel contacted Wada to confirm a number of technical points," said a statement on the US PGA Tour's official website. "At that time Wada clarified that it no longer considers the use of deer antler spray to be prohibited unless a positive test results.
"Based on this new information, and given Wada's lead role in interpreting the prohibited list, the Tour deemed it only fair to no longer treat Mr Singh's use of deer antler spray as a violation of the Tour's anti-doping programme."