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Vijay Singh case to go to trial - Golf Today

Vijay Singh case to go to trial

<div class="news_article"><p>A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit by former world number one Vijay Singh of Fiji against the US PGA Tour should go to trial.</p><p><div class="getty embed image" style="background-color:#fff;display:inline-block;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;color:#a7a7a7;font-size:11px;width:100%;max-width:594px;"><div style="padding:0;margin:0;text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/682757484" target="_blank" style="color:#a7a7a7;text-decoration:none;font-weight:normal !important;border:none;display:inline-block;">Embed from Getty Images</a></div><div style="overflow:hidden;position:relative;height:0;padding:66.666667% 0 0 0;width:100%;"><iframe src="//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/682757484?et=w4XHBxjOTG9KXfAo60vFUg&tld=co.uk&viewMoreLink=off&sig=tlC1-HQm-uYzVz5J3BFbMNIZ-2c4rOXWNpU1Od3GJWU=&caption=true" width="594" height="396" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="display:inline-block;position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;margin:0;" ></iframe></div><p style="margin:0;"></p></div></p><p></p><p>Judge Eileen Bransten partially denied the tour's request for a summary judgment on the case filed by Singh in May 2013 in which the three-time major champion, now 54, claimed the tour &quot;recklessly administered its anti-doping program.&quot;</p><p>Singh claimed the US PGA Tour unfairly suspended him for using deer-antler spray that contained the banned substance IGF-1, something he admitted doing in a January 2013 Sports Illustrated article.</p><p>Singh said the tour banned him before consulting with the World Anti-Doping Agency, which ruled the deer-antler spray was not a violation if there was no failed drug test.</p><p>The tour dropped the disciplinary acion against Singh, but Singh argued there was damage done to his reputation.</p><p>&quot;It is up to a jury to determine whether (the PGA Tour's) decision to not consult the WADA and/or ignore WADA studies and findings prior to (Singh's) suspension concerning deer-antler spray constitute an 'appropriate' investigation,&quot; Bransten wrote.</p><p>She also said that &quot;the extent of damages, if any, should be assessed and decided at trial&quot; and that the issue of whether or not comments by tour officials violated good faith expectations &quot;remains viable.&quot;</p></div>