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January 31, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Citing a back injury, Vijay Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open on Thursday, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray, but was unaware that it contained a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances,” Singh said Wednesday. “I am absolutely shocked that deer-antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position. I have been in contact with the PGA Tour and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter.
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May 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Golfer Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour, claiming it damaged his reputation by attempting to suspend him for using a banned substance. According to the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in New York, the tour notified the three-time major championship winner that he was to be suspended 90 days for using deer antler spray. Singh appealed, and last week the tour announced it was dropping the case after being informed by the World Anti-Doping Agency that the substance was no longer prohibited.
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September 7, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Vijay Singh shot a six-under-par 66 to forge a one-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore after two rounds in the BMW Championship on Friday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. The 49-year-old from Fiji is at 13-under 131 for the tournament, which is the second-to-last FedEx Cup playoff event. After McIlroy (68), Woods (67) and Moore (66) at 132 are Bo Van Pelt (69), Lee Westwood (65) and Seung-Yul Noh (66) at 133. Another 14 players are within five strokes of the lead, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott and Bill Haas, who had the day's best round with a 64. The star-studded event features only 70 players.
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January 31, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Citing a back injury, Vijay Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open on Thursday, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray, but was unaware that it contained a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances,” Singh said Wednesday. “I am absolutely shocked that deer-antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position. I have been in contact with the PGA Tour and am cooperating fully with their review of this matter.
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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Vijay Singh has admitted to taking a deer antler spray, which contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, but the professional golfer says he didn't do so intentionally.   “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,” Singh said in a statement released Wednesday in response to a Sports Illustrated report that the golfer has taken a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances.” Singh was recently named in a SI report about a sports supplement company, Sports With Alternatives to Steroids, which claims to also have provided products for athletes including Singh and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
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September 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a six-under 66 in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind., putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were one shot behind. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66. Lee Westwood (65)
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February 19, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
There was another senior moment Saturday in the Northern Trust Open golf tournament, which should consider adding AARP as a presenting sponsor. It wasn't enough that 51-year-old Fred Couples led the tournament by two shots going into Round 3 on Saturday, topping the 20- and 30-somethings and hanging with them again Saturday. But there was Vijay Singh ? remember him? ? standing over a birdie putt on No. 18 that would put him right in the heat of Sunday's final-round battle. The chilly winds and intermittent rains had kept the size of the galleries at Riviera down, but a nice-sized group had discovered Singh as he birdied Nos. 10, 13 and 16 and had walked along to the end. The regulars who grab a spot and stay on the signature hill that surrounds this legendary finishing hole also had their interest piqued.
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November 20, 2003 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
As Vijay Singh left the putting green to play a practice round at a tournament late in the season, a reporter who has known Singh for years said two words. "Hello, Veej." Singh stopped in his tracks, turned around and said eight words. "Don't ever say those words to me again." So what was this all about? One word: Annika. The bottom line is simple, that Singh didn't like what was written about him and his politically incorrect reaction to Annika Sorenstam's playing in a PGA Tour event.
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August 10, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The toughest scoring day in PGA Championship history seemingly blew the leaderboard back a half-dozen years. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh - two of the most prominent winners of the last decade but in search of lost magic in this one - carved their way through Kiawah Island's fierce winds to latch onto a share of the lead in the major known as "Glory's Last Shot. " Singh was the only man to break 70 on the South Carolina seaside, firing a three-under-par 69 that proved to be nine shots better than the day's scoring average.
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August 11, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Call it a knothole in one. Weathered, gnarled and lifeless, the skeletal tree at Kiawah Island's third hole might have been a relic from Hurricane Hugo two decades ago. It also somehow captured Rory McIlroy's golf ball, threatening to derail a promising start. "I'm like, 'How can it be stuck in this thing?' " McIlroy said. "There's no branches, no leaves for it to be stuck in. " McIlroy reclaimed his ball, backed up 20 yards or so and scrambled for a par, keeping the momentum going as he rose to share the PGA Championship lead with Vijay Singh before storms put the third round on hold Saturday.
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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Vijay Singh has admitted to taking a deer antler spray, which contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, but the professional golfer says he didn't do so intentionally.   “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,” Singh said in a statement released Wednesday in response to a Sports Illustrated report that the golfer has taken a banned substance. “In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances.” Singh was recently named in a SI report about a sports supplement company, Sports With Alternatives to Steroids, which claims to also have provided products for athletes including Singh and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
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September 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a six-under 66 in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind., putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were one shot behind. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66. Lee Westwood (65)
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September 7, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Vijay Singh shot a six-under-par 66 to forge a one-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore after two rounds in the BMW Championship on Friday at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. The 49-year-old from Fiji is at 13-under 131 for the tournament, which is the second-to-last FedEx Cup playoff event. After McIlroy (68), Woods (67) and Moore (66) at 132 are Bo Van Pelt (69), Lee Westwood (65) and Seung-Yul Noh (66) at 133. Another 14 players are within five strokes of the lead, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott and Bill Haas, who had the day's best round with a 64. The star-studded event features only 70 players.
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August 11, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Call it a knothole in one. Weathered, gnarled and lifeless, the skeletal tree at Kiawah Island's third hole might have been a relic from Hurricane Hugo two decades ago. It also somehow captured Rory McIlroy's golf ball, threatening to derail a promising start. "I'm like, 'How can it be stuck in this thing?' " McIlroy said. "There's no branches, no leaves for it to be stuck in. " McIlroy reclaimed his ball, backed up 20 yards or so and scrambled for a par, keeping the momentum going as he rose to share the PGA Championship lead with Vijay Singh before storms put the third round on hold Saturday.
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August 10, 2012 | By Jeff Shain
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The toughest scoring day in PGA Championship history seemingly blew the leaderboard back a half-dozen years. Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh - two of the most prominent winners of the last decade but in search of lost magic in this one - carved their way through Kiawah Island's fierce winds to latch onto a share of the lead in the major known as "Glory's Last Shot. " Singh was the only man to break 70 on the South Carolina seaside, firing a three-under-par 69 that proved to be nine shots better than the day's scoring average.
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February 20, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Fred Couples birdied the first hole at Riviera Country Club on Sunday, making a five-footer and smiling. He birdied the second hole too, his sweetly soft chip from just off the green trickling in. The third? Birdie, an 18-foot putt dead center. The roars for Couples from the gallery, lined four- and five-deep and mostly all pulling for the 51-year-old with the bad back and the textbook swing, created a buzz at the Northern Trust Open, even in the morning chill. After his third birdie, Couples had taken the lead and for a moment seemed ready to make history.
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September 7, 2004
Vijay Singh took over the top of the world golf rankings with 12.09 points. Tiger Woods is second with 11.91. A look at Singh's path to No. 1: Jan. 7, 2001 1. Tiger Woods: 28.80 2. Ernie Els: 11.45 10. Vijay Singh: 7.05 July 1, 2001 1. Tiger Woods: 30.49 2. Phil Mickelson: 13.38 4. Vijay Singh: 8.37 Jan. 6, 2002 1. Tiger Woods: 15.31 2. Phil Mickelson: 9.01 8. Vijay Singh: 5.43 July 7, 2002 1. Tiger Woods: 16.86 2. Phil Mickelson: 10.84 9. Vijay Singh: 5.37 Jan. 5, 2003 1. Tiger Woods: 15.39 2.
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January 10, 2004
Ernie Els, Davis Love III and Vijay Singh all have two chances of catching Tiger Woods this year -- slim and none, and Slim just walked out the door. Albert Frias Alta Loma
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February 19, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
There was another senior moment Saturday in the Northern Trust Open golf tournament, which should consider adding AARP as a presenting sponsor. It wasn't enough that 51-year-old Fred Couples led the tournament by two shots going into Round 3 on Saturday, topping the 20- and 30-somethings and hanging with them again Saturday. But there was Vijay Singh ? remember him? ? standing over a birdie putt on No. 18 that would put him right in the heat of Sunday's final-round battle. The chilly winds and intermittent rains had kept the size of the galleries at Riviera down, but a nice-sized group had discovered Singh as he birdied Nos. 10, 13 and 16 and had walked along to the end. The regulars who grab a spot and stay on the signature hill that surrounds this legendary finishing hole also had their interest piqued.
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August 8, 2010 | Teddy Greenstein
Eighteen suddenly seems like an awfully large number, like Roger Maris' 61 and Hank Aaron's 755. Those figures towered over baseball until sluggers began injecting power into their veins. But Tiger Woods won't be able to ingest his way to Jack Nicklaus' record for major championships. If there existed a pill to help make 12-foot putts, we all would have taken it by now. Only 8 1/2 half months ago, around the time Americans were pouring gravy on their stuffing and dark meat, Woods seemed an absolute cinch to reach 18. Not yet 34 years old at the time, Woods had won 14 majors, one by 15 strokes (the 2000 Pebble Beach U.S. Open)
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