Singh will not be suspended by PGA Tour

2:56 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced on Tuesday that the tour has dropped its case against Vijay Singh, meaning the player will not be suspended.

Singh had admitted to using deer antler spray in a "Sports Illustrated" story in January.

Deer antler spray is known to contain IGF-1, a growth factor listed on both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and PGA Tour Prohibitive Lists, which the tour warned players about in August 2011.

The PGA Tour had issued a sanction against Singh, and he later appealed the sanction.

The tour had been in contact with WADA through the process. On April 30, WADA provided this statement to the tour, "In relation to your pending IGF-1 matter, it is the position of WADA, in applying the Prohibited List, that the use of 'deer antler spray' (which is known to contain small amounts of IGF-1) is not considered prohibited."


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