Golfer Vijay Singh admits using deer antler spray

Deer antler spray, which Singh admitted he has used, contains the banned substance IGF-1. Singh said he has been in contact with the PGA Tour and is cooperating in its review. A PGA spokesman said the tour is "looking into the matter".

updated: January 31, 2013 12:58 IST
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Washington: Vijay Singh, a noted Fijian golfer of Indian origin, has landed himself in a major controversy after admitting using deer antler spray, though he claims he didn't know it has a banned substance.

Deer antler spray contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour, but the professional golfer said he didn't use it intentionally, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"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. The statement was in response to a Sports Illustrated report that the golfer has taken a banned substance.

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