Players react to Singh filing lawsuit against Tour

By Rex HoggardMay 8, 2013, 9:26 pm

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – As news settled in across the TPC Sawgrass practice tee Wednesday afternoon that Vijay Singh had filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour for “violating its duty of care and good faith,” player reaction was mixed and largely muted.

Most players asked for comment declined, citing the unique nature of the lawsuit, which came a week after Singh was not sanctioned by the Tour for taking a substance that was on the circuit’s banned list.

“I am not going to comment right now,” Robert Garrigus said when asked about the lawsuit which was filed in New York.

Some players, however, were willing to go on the record regarding the news.

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“I think everybody is just kind of in shock,” Bob Estes said. “Anytime you tell someone if they don’t already know, everybody just can’t believe it. It seemed like the Tour did everything they could to protect him. It seems like the opposite of what the suit claims.

“The perception was the Tour bent over backwards to get him out of (the anti-doping violation). Vijay should be so happy he is getting to play and he doesn’t have six months off.”

Joe Ogilvie, a member of the Tour’s player advisory council, added:

“I don’t think the lawsuit will hurt the Tour one way or another. I think it’s a frivolous lawsuit,” he said. “There is zero chance this will lead to less stringent drug testing. This lawsuit won’t lead to anything like that. Any drug testing in all sports will become more stringent. The tests will get better.

“ … There would have been universal approval from all the players for Vijay if he had sued (the World Anti-Doping Agency). The PGA Tour isn’t in the business of testing what people put in their bodies. We rely on an outside association. That’s important to remember.”

Players seemed more willing to voice their opinions via social media. John Daly tweeted late Wednesday: “(Singh) don't do this. Horrible advice. You got off. Take it from me not worth it #friendlyadvice

While Scott Gutschewski initially tweeted, “Admit to breaking the rules, get away with it, sue the organization that didn’t suspend you! #arrogance #mindlbown #cantlose.” But followed that up with another comment in support of Singh:  “I’m sensing a real strong outcry of public support for Vijay. He didn’t deserve to be treated like this.”

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.