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Report: PGA's Finchem to meet with Singh to discuss future

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2/6/2013 12:08:45 PM
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The Golf Channel reports that PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem will meet with Vijay Singh on Wednesday to discuss the golfer's immediate future on two Tours after Singh admitted last week that he used a banned substance under the Tour's Anti-Doping program.

Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open last week - a day after saying he used deer-antler spray and was "absolutely shocked" that it may contain a banned substance.

Singh cited a back injury in pulling out before the first round.

The 49-year-old Fijian first revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Singh paid one of the owners of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids $9,000 last November for the spray, hologram chips and other products.

Singh said in a statement last week that while he used deer-antler spray he was not aware he may have been violating the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy.

"In fact, when I first received the product, I reviewed the list of ingredients and did not see any prohibited substances," he said. "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 co-operating fully with their review of this matter. I will not be commenting further at this time."

Singh won the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles in 2008. The three-time major champion also has 22 international victories. Early in his career, he was suspended from the Asian Tour for two years for altering his scorecard during a tournament in Indonesia.

Tim Finchem (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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