Vijay Singh is a Fijian World Golf Hall of Famer, inducted in 2006. In a Sports Illustrated article he talked about using deer antler spray, “looking forward to some change in my body.” This led to a lot of trouble for him, because the spray is said to include an insulin-like growth factor that was on the tour’s list of banned substances. The tour sent a sample from Singh to be tested, and it returned small amounts of IGF-1.
This led to his suspension, with the letter reading:
The sanction imposed on you for your clear violation of the Program rules is ineligibility to participate in PGA Tour or Web.com Tour competitions and any related activities for a period of 90 days.
End of April, the PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced that the tour was dropping its case because of new information from the World Anti-Doping Agency, which said deer antler spray was no longer considered prohibited because it contained just minimal amounts of the growth factor.
Vijay can play again, but filed a lawsuit that accuses the PGA tour of exposing him “to public humiliation and ridicule for months.”