Fiji’s former world number 1 has now been cleared of all charges put against him for using an illegal substance, better known as deer spray which helps with the growth of muscles. Vijay Singh told the world how he has been using the spray which contains small amounts of growth hormones to help improve his game and also how he was not entirely sure whether or not the substance was illegal and banned in the game of golf. But the world Anti-Doping agency said there is not a sufficient quantity to be classified as breaking the rules. the spray contains IGF-1, which is a natural anabolic hormone that stimulates muscle growth and is a clear breach of doping.
Back in January Singh was quoted saying, “While I have used deer antler spray, at no time was I aware that it may contain a substance that is banned under the PGA Tour anti-doping policy.”
The PGA tour was forced to treat Singh’s case as a violation of the doping rule and had to take action immediately. But no further action will be taken against the inspiring golfer as he will continue to play golf as usual. Ever since the introduction of drug testing in golf in 2008, only one player has seen any sort of punishment for breaching the drug doping rule. His name, Doug Barron, who received a one year suspension after failing a drug test at the St Jude Classic in 2009. Barron was taking Lyrica as a substitute for propranolol, a banned substance and exogenous testosterone, which he received by an injection from a doctor.