A week after the PGA Tour lifted sanctions against Vijay Singh for acknowledging his use of a deer-antler spray, he filed suit Wednesday against the tour.
Singh was cleared last week by the PGA Tour of wrongdoing, but that didn't stop him from taking his case to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, alleging that the tour violated its duty of care and good faith.
The suit claims that the tour should have recognized through testing and research that the deer-antler spray contained no banned performance-enhancing substances.
Singh had acknowledged in an interview in January that he had used the spray but did not realize it had been linked to a human growth hormone. The World Anti-Doping Agency no longer has the deer-antler substance on its banned list.
"The PGA Tour has now finally admitted that the use of deer antler spray is not prohibited," the suit indicates. "Rather than performing its duties to golfers first, and then determining whether there had been any violation of the Anti-Doping Program, the PGA Tour rushed to judgment and accused one of the world's hardest working and most dedicated golfers of violating the rules of the game."
Singh's lawyer is Peter Ginsberg, who handled Jonathan Vilma's case against the NFL in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
"We just received the statement," PGA Tour vice president Ty Votaw told USA Today. "We will have no comment."
Singh has won three major championships and has 34 career PGA Tour victories. He's also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
"I am proud of my achievements, my work ethic, and the way I live my life," Singh said in a statement. "The PGA Tour not only treated me unfairly, but displayed a lack of professionalism that should concern every professional golfer and fan of the game."