I was a tad skeptical of Vijay Singh's admission to using deer antler spray from his friends at S.W.A.T.S. But after listening to SI's very credible and thorough David Epstein on Morning Drive for ten minutes, it's going to be very hard for Singh to claim a context issue. Especially when the writer has seen the big check Singh wrote for the products! (Uh Veej, pay cash next time big guy, you have plenty of it.)
Ryan Lavner summarized the Espstein interview and noted this:
Asked if he thought Singh knew he was taking a banned substance because of how forthcoming he was in discussing the products, Epstein said, “It makes me think that he probably didn’t know that. It would be a little strange because the guys in the company are usually very upfront that their products are banned by major sports organizations, but they can be a little equivocal about why it’s banned sometimes. But a quick Google (search) would tell anyone it’s banned.
“I’m guessing that Vijay Singh doesn’t know the product has been called out by the PGA Tour specifically.”
Check out the Epstein interview with Morning Drive here:
Rex Hoggard contacted the PGA Tour for comment.
“We were just made aware of the report and are looking into it,” said Ty Votaw, the Tour’s vice president of communication and international affairs.
Votaw declined to comment on whether Tour officials had spoken with the Fijian, who is in the field at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open