PGA Tour clears Vijay Singh of doping offences

Wada confirmed deer antler spray Fijian admitted to using was not ‘prohibited unless a positive test results’

Fiji’s Vijay Singh: withdrew from this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, citing a back injury.

Fiji’s Vijay Singh: withdrew from this week’s Wells Fargo Championship, citing a back injury.

 

The PGA Tour has cleared three-time major winner Vijay Singh of doping offences 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 initially came under scrutiny in January after revealing in an interview to using the spray. Deer antler spray contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone. The 50-year-old stood by his comments in a statement but added: “At no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy.”

He was sanctioned by the PGA Tour, who then contacted WADA to discuss the issue after Singh appealed. Singh yesterday withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship, citing a back injury.