I've heard from quite a few people over the last day or so about the Vijay Singh ruling and the response is pretty consistently negative for the PGA Tour. There is a sense they looked for a way out for Singh, even though I believe the order of events as they outlined and that WADA simply changed its rules.
Many share the sentiment voiced by Tommy Gainey, as quoted by Jason Sobel in this story:
“I’ve got nothing against Vijay – he’s done a lot; he’s a Hall of Famer – but you just don’t come out and admit that you used a banned substance, then Mr. Finchem and the Tour don’t punish him for it,” Tommy Gainey said Wednesday. I’ve got a problem with that as a player. Because now it’s on the banned substance list, so there’s no gray area. Either he did or he didn’t. He admitted he did, but he got no punishment. I just think it’s going to open the door for a lot of bad things to happen.”
Still, perception is everything and I'm curious what you all think: Did the PGA Tour handle Vijay Singh's admitted violation of doping policy correctly? Do you feel they were right to let WADA provide an opening, or does the handling leave you with a sense that the Tour went out of its way for a Hall of Famer?