Finchem on Singh lawsuit: Litigation will take awhile


AKRON, Ohio – It’s been three months since Vijay Singh filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour for “violating its duty of care and good faith” after he admitted to using deer antler spray, which contains the chemical IGF-1, but was later removed from the list of banned substances on the Tour’s Anti-Doping Policy.

According to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, the issue is now in the hands of each side’s respective legal teams.

“I don’t know that there’s anything to say beyond what’s already been reported,” he said from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. “Motions were filed, response to motions were filed. This is the usual stuff. In the United States, when you get into litigation, it takes a while and this is going to go on for a while. We’ll just have to see what develops.”

Finchem said there is no timetable to get anything done, and hinted that it may not reach a conclusion soon.

“Litigation can take a long time,” he continued. “The litigation itself takes a long time. There could be appeals. Who knows? We’re very comfortable in our position. We have no issues that I’m worried about. If we had 20 of these, it would probably be a headache, but we rarely have much litigation going on and that’s a good thing. … When you have it, you just have to go with it and deal with it and eventually get it done.”