Attorneys for the PGA Tour have turned their attention to IMG Worldwide, one of golf’s preeminent management firms, in the Tour's ongoing lawsuit with Vijay Singh.
In a move that was unopposed by Singh’s attorneys, Tour lawyers filed a discovery motion last week in New York Supreme Court for information pertaining to Singh’s lawsuit.
Singh, who is represented by IMG, sued the Tour in May 2013 after the circuit rescinded a suspension that had stemmed from the Fijian’s use of deer-antler spray, which contained the banned substance IGF-1.
The Tour later dismissed the suspension following a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to no longer consider the use of deer-antler spray a violation without a positive test.
In his original lawsuit, Singh’s lawyers claimed that because of the Tour’s wrongful prosecution Singh lost several endorsement opportunities with several companies.
“IMG possesses documents and information relevant to this action, including documents and communications related to IMG’s discussions with potential sponsors on behalf of Mr. Singh,” the Tour’s motion read.
The testimony and discovery is scheduled to begin on Jan. 15 in Cleveland, Ohio.