I know that I can’t be the only one out there that would be overjoyed if “deer antler spray gate” would simply go away and never come back. That way, Vijay Singh can go back to worrying about playing golf instead of spending time worry about litigation.
Singh admitted to using Ultimate Spray which contains IGF-1 – which is similar in nature to human growth hormone and is on the list of substances banned by the PGA Tour. Even so, he was cleared of any doping violations, essentially because the Tour doesn’t have a test for the substance.
Then Singh decides that the eve of the PLAYERS Championship – one of the biggest events of the year – is the most opportune time to file a lawsuit against the Tour. He claims that the organization “(violated) its duty of care and good faith” with their actions in relation to the situation.
The Tour has recently filed a motion to dismiss the suit. Their claim is that when golfers sign their application for membership they agree to refrain from bringing lawsuits against the Tour in addition to abiding by the doping policy.
It seems as if Singh doesn’t really have a leg to stand on in this matter. As such, I expect the suit to be thrown out. Then we get to hear about the endless barrage of appeals. This thing is far from over. I can’t help but think that it would be in the best interest of all parties involved to simply move on and go about their business.
Unfortunately, that’s increasingly unlikely to happen.
Sing has not played well this year, and you really can’t blame him considering all of the distractions he has faced. He’s made the cut in eight of 12 events but has only cracked the top 25 on one occasion.