Vijay Singh, implicated in a Sports Illustrated story this week about using a product that contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, has issued a statement on Wednesday admitting that he's used the deer antler spray in question. He said that he was not aware it contained a substance that falls on the tour's banned list.
Singh's statement: "While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy. In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances. I am absolutely shocked that deer antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position. I have been in contact with the PGA Tour and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter. I will not be commenting further at this time."
Singh, who turns 50 on Feb. 22, has 34 wins on the PGA Tour, including three majors: the Masters in 2000, and PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004. His 22 tour victories since he turned 40 are the most ever.