Below is the full statement released by Peter R. Ginsberg, attorney for Vijay Singh, regarding the lawsuit filed by the Fijian against the PGA Tour over its handling of his anti-doping case (Click here to read full lawsuit):
Vijay Singh moved today to reclaim his reputation and hold the PGA Tour responsible for its unwarranted effort to suspend Singh for his use of deer antler spray. Singh today filed suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, charging the PGA Tour with violating its duty of care and good faith. As the PGA Tour could have known by conducting some basic testing and research, the product that Singh sprayed contained no active biological ingredient and could not possibly have provided any performance enhancement.
The PGA Tour has now finally admitted that the use of deer antler spray is not prohibited. Rather than performing its duties to golfers first, and then determining whether there had been any violation of the Anti-Doping Program, the PGA Tour rushed to judgment and accused one of the world's hardest working and most dedicated golfers of violating the rules of the game.
'I am proud of my achievements, my work ethic, and the way I live my life. The PGA Tour not only treated me unfairly, but displayed a lack of professionalism that should concern every professional golfer and fan of the game,' Singh said.