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Singh skewered after filing lawsuit the day before tourney start
May 9, 2013 09:43 AM
Singh, never known for being the warm and fuzzy type, was skewered on Twitter by, among others, Golf Channel's Randell Mell, Sports Illustrated's Gary Van Sickle and veteran golf writer Steve Elling.
Vijay Singh is suing to "reclaim his reputation." Begs the question of what reputation he is specifically seeking to reclaim.— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) May 8, 2013
Vijay Singh is suing PGA Tour over doping allegations--oh, that began when he admitted to SI he was using deer spray. good luck with that...— Gary VanSickle (@GaryVanSickle) May 8, 2013
Because of tour, "Singh struggled to keep his focus, play at level that made him one of game’s all-time greats." Uh, hasn't won since 2008.— Steve Elling (@EllingYelling) May 8, 2013
An interesting twist has been the reaction of Singh’s former agency, IMG Golf. IMG and Singh were together for several years before they parted ways a few years ago. IMG has occasionally set him up in golf outings since then, but they have no formal relationship and IMG has not been in contact with Singh since the golfer first revealed that he used deer antler spray earlier this year. IMG fielded calls from reporters much of the day, but the agency is responding by saying that it doesn’t rep him. Informally, IMG is doing its best to distance the agency from this suit.
The consensus around TPC Sawgrass is that Singh might be doing more damage to his reputation by suing the PGA Tour than anything he suffered from the deer antler spray case, which the tour ultimately dropped.