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Judge puts PGA Tour on the clock in Singh lawsuit

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Slow play is not limited to the golf course when it comes to the PGA Tour, and a New York Supreme Court judge put the circuit on the clock this week.

Judge Eileen Bransten issued an order on Wednesday that her original “case management” schedule in the lawsuit between Vijay Singh and the Tour had not been complied with, and set a schedule for the case that seemed to leave little room for further delays although a conclusion doesn’t seem forthcoming.

“All dates with the exception of the final conference date are final and may not be adjourned without a court order,” Bransten wrote.

According to the adjusted conference order, all of the depositions will be completed by Dec. 19 and the deadline for the discovery phase of the lawsuit is June 30, 2015.

The “note of issue,” which is used to have the court’s clerk enter a case into the calendar for trial, is due by Aug. 31, 2015. That means the lawsuit, which stemmed from Singh’s run in with the Tour’s anti-doping program last year, will not likely go to trail until the end of next year or the beginning of 2016.