Vijay Singh’s ‘antler spray’ lawsuit against Tour on track for trial

Vijay Singh has filed suit against the PGA Tour, alleging 'public humiliation and ridicule' over the Tour's three-month investigation into his use of deer-antler spray.

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Vijay Singh’s awsuit against the PGA Tour is on track for trial, though the outcome –€“ barring a settlement or dismissal –€“ likely won’t be determined before the 2016 Masters.

Judge Eileen Bransten of New York State Supreme Court issued a status conference order this week, outlining a timetable for the case, Vijay Singh v. PGA Tour, to proceed to trial.

According to Bransten’€™s order, all discovery, including depositions, must conclude by June 30, 2015, and all dispositive motions, the last step before a trial date is set, must occur by Sept. 30, 2015.

Singh filed suit against the Tour on May 8, alleging "public humiliation and ridicule" during the Tour’s three-month investigation over his use of deer-antler spray, which contained IGF-1, which at the time was a banned substance under the Tour’s Anti-Doping Program. On April 29, Singh was cleared of any anti-doping claims after the World Anti-Doping Agency determined that use of the substance no longer violates the drug program.

Singh, 51, has won 34 times on the PGA Tour, including three major championships, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.