Tag Archives: Vijay Singh

Nov
12
2015

The best and worst part about lawsuits is that in most cases the filings pertaining to the matter are made public record. So, it’s often not hard to find the sometimes juicy paperwork and court documents related to the case (which includes material that those involved may not want everyone perusing).

Well, as you may recall, Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour for exposing him to “public humiliation and ridicule” during the investigation and for failure to conduct a thorough job on researching deer antler spray use, which Singh admitted to taking in a story published on SI.com in 2013. He revealed he had taken deer antler spray, which apparently contains IGF-1, a banned substance on the PGA Tour and other major sports leagues as set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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May
6
2014
The Drop heard 'round the golf world

The Drop heard ’round the golf world

The improper drop that Tiger Woods made on the 15th at Augusta National Golf Club during the second round of last year’s Masters just won’t go away.

Don’t ever expect it to, either. It’s in the history books, and thus far, it’s arguably the most (in)famous drop and/or controversial pardon ever. Let’s put it this way — it’s on the same level as the time when Bobby Jones called a penalty on himself, but unfortunately, the circumstances don’t paint Woods to be a hero filled with integrity. 

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Jan
8
2014
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Cramming for the first exam of the year

Every year the Sony Open is like the first day of school, but this time around it’s a bit different with the new wraparound season in place, so instead, it’s like returning from a long winter break. Walk out to the putting green and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a chorus of “Happy New Years!”

For those who didn’t cover and/or play in the first six tournaments of the 2013-14 season — like yours truly — then it still feels like the Hyundai Tournament of Champions kicked things off, but alas, we’re already *seven* events deep and this is the eighth. Cray, cray! 

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Dec
4
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip
DJ with fiancee Paulina Gretzky

DJ with fiancee Paulina Gretzky

Things have always been bound to get ugly (or uglier, should I say) with Vijay Singh’s suit against the PGA Tour. Recently, Singh’s lawyer named five players in connection with those who have had “actual or possible violation” of the PGA Tour’s Anti-Doping Program.

While the Tour has denied Singh’s lawyers for sweeping discovery requests, which stipulate for documents and communications related to the “possible or acutal violation of the [Tour’s Anti-Doping] Program” of five current professional golfers: Doug Barron, Matt Every, Mark Calcavecchia, Scott Verplank and Dustin Johnson, according to Golf.com.

Now, obviously Johnson, ranked no. 14 in the world, is the biggest name of the group. In a recent interview with GolfChannel.com at this week’s Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, he denied any link with Singh’s situation and drug-related accusations (which have taken their course in the rumor mill for several years):

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May
10
2013
Boom, baby!

Boom, baby!

Well, this is shaping up to be a great Players Championship (take that, Vijay!), with Sergio Garcia leading and Tiger Woods right behind him. Garcia, who won here in 2008, had a sizzling second nine (teed off no. 10), rolling in five birdies in a row at one point and matching his career low at TPC Sawgrass with a seven-under 65.

Sergio actually played better on his first nine, but he just didn’t score. Imagine if he had! 

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May
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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John Daly has some words of wisdom for Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday. Daly tweeted, “VJ don’t do this horrible advice you got off take it from me not worth it #friendlyadvice.”

Daly would know. In 2007 the two-time major champion filed a lawsuit against a number of parties, including the PGA Tour. That didn’t end so well.

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May
9
2013
Tiger Woods Y'all!

Tiger Woods Y’all!

While conditions firmed up and a mild breeze blew through TPC Sawgrass, there were still plenty of low scores in the afternoon wave of The Players Championship, but no one came close to touching Roberto Castro’s nine-under 63 — his lead of three remains safe heading into Friday.

Tiger Woods, who hasn’t traditionally fared well consistently here, opened with a solid five-under 67. With the exception of a fatted chip on the 18th that led to a bogey, Woods’ scrambling was exceptional and he only needed 24 putts. He missed in favorable spots that resulted in good up-and-downs, but strangely, he didn’t make a putt over six feet (because those darn greens were so crusty!).

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May
9
2013
A couple of major champions

A couple of major champions

When Adam Scott stepped up to the tee on Thursday morning at The Players Championship, the starter didn’t announce him as the Masters Champion. “It was the biggest disappointment of the day,” said a smiling Scott, who shot a respectable three-under 69 in his first round since winning the green jacket last month.

Rory McIlroy, who played with Scott and Steve Stricker, poked fun at his past record at TPC Sawgrass, saying he’d be announced as “coming off three missed cuts at The Players.” McIlroy has set himself up well to break that streak. 

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May
8
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Singh sues

Singh admitted he used deer antler spray and it’s the Tour’s fault? 

As expected, TPC Sawgrass was buzzing with the news of Vijay Singh, who filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour on Wednesday, the day before its flagship event, The Players Championship. It was a surprising turn of events since the Tour had cleared Singh of any wrongdoing last week, and the timing couldn’t have been any better — by better, I mean, worse.

Singh’s complaint purports the Tour’s action resulted in the Hall of Fame golfer to be “humiliated, ashamed, ridiculed, scorned and emotionally distraught.” (You can read the full complaint here.) He also claims the Tour acted unlawfully in the handling of the testing of the deer antler spray that Singh used. 

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May
8
2013
Call my lawyer

Call my lawyer

Oh, this keeps getting better! A week after the PGA Tour let Vijay Singh off the hook for doping charges, the 50-year-old Hall of Fame golfer filed suit against the Tour for damage to his reputation for failure to do a thorough job on researching his deer antler spray use, according to USA Today.

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