Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 10/25/14
A day after admitting that he used a banned substance in the form of deer-antler spray, Vijay Singh withdrew from the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday. The 49-year old cited a back ailment as reason for pulling out before the start of the tournament.Singh reportedly used the same banned substance as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Lewis used the deer-antler substance to help recover from a torn triceps muscle. The spray contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone (HGH).“I am absolutely shocked that deer-antler spray may contain a banned substance and am angry that I have put myself in this position,” Singh said in a statement on Wednesday.His admitted drug use violates the U.S. PGA Tour's anti-doping policy.Singh has won three major championships during his professional career.Via AZCentral
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