‘‘It’s sad that people live and die by their sport and they have to, I guess, cheat and go around it and try to better themselves with deer-antler spray,’’ Bubba Watson told reporters as he prepared for Thursday’s first round at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. ‘‘I’m not just going to take something and ask questions later. I’m not going to take deer-antler spray and find out what it is later. I think we should check them for mental problems if they’re taking deer-antler spray. That’s kind of weird.’’
The tour hasn’t commented on what kind of action it might take against Singh, other than to say it’s investigating.
Because he has already confessed, it shouldn’t take long. Under the best-case scenario, Singh is guilty of being exceptionally careless, an infraction that should result in a suspension, simply going by the tour’s policy. If his motive was a bit more sinister — something that will no doubt be debated but probably never known for sure — professional golf will be properly lumped in with all the other sports fighting a performance-enhancing drug problem.
Maybe that’s how it should be. Cialis, after all, remains one of the tour’s most consistently visible television sponsors.