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Golf: Scott leads Singh by four into final Masters round

Defending champion Adam Scott will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after another dominant round at Royal Melbourne on Saturday. The Augusta Masters winner leads a group of four -- among them, Fijian former world number one Vijay Singh -- as he bids for back-to-back Australian tournament victories after winning last week's Australian PGA title on the Gold Coast. World number two Scott fired seven birdies and two bogeys in a five-under 66 to be on 14 under.

Singh says not ready to swing with the grey-hair set

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bullying golf's ageing luminaries on the PGA's Champions Tour is an option that sprightly 50-year-old Vijay Singh would rather not take as he battles to rebuild confidence following a troubled year marred by a doping controversy. The big Fijian made his Champions Tour debut in Hawaii in September but was not enamoured of the experience, and still fancies himself a threat on the regular tour despite five years without a win.

Singh sues PGA Tour over Fijian's doping case

(Reuters) - Former world number one Vijay Singh sued the PGA Tour for "reckless administration and implementation" of its anti-doping program on Wednesday, a week after golf's premier tour dropped a doping case against the Fijian. Three-times major winner Singh was initially found by the PGA Tour to have breached the sport's doping rules after using a spray, which contains a banned substance, to treat an injury but he was later cleared of any wrongdoing after winning an appeal.

Golf: Singh sues PGA Tour over deer antler doping charge

Vijay Singh sued the US PGA Tour on Wednesday, claiming the tour damaged his reputation with an "unwarranted" pursuit of an anti-doping case against him that was dropped last week. "I am proud of my achievements, my work ethic, and the way I live my life," Singh said in a statement issued through is attorney, Peter R. Ginsberg. "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."

Golf: No PGA ban for Singh over deer antler spray

Fiji's Vijay Singh will not be suspended by the US PGA Tour for doping as a result of using a deer antler spray known to contain a prohibited growth-enhancing substance. Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the decision on Tuesday after Singh had appealed a sanction brought against him by the tour after he admitted to using the deer antler spray in a January story in Sports Illustrated. The spray contained IGF-1, a substance listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and PGA Tour prohibitive lists and one the tour had warned players against using in August of 2011.

Golf-PGA Tour decision on Singh's antler spray use expected soon

By Mark Lamport-Stokes MARANA, Arizona, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The PGA Tour says it will announce a decision "relatively soon" following the admission by former world number one Vijay Singh that he had been using deer antler spray, which contains a banned substance. Fijian Singh, a three-times major winner, told Sports Illustrated magazine he had experimented with deer antler spray for "a couple of months" but was unaware the extract contained an insulin-like growth factor banned by the PGA Tour.

Golf: Antler row Singh pulls out of Phoenix Open

Vijay Singh withdrew from the Phoenix Open before the start of the first round on Thursday, a day after he admitted using a deer antler spray that contains a substance banned by the PGA Tour. Singh, a two-time winner of the tournament, cited a back injury as the reason for this withdrawal. However, his departure means the 49-year-old from Fiji has yet to face reporters since he confirmed on Wednesday that he used the spray -- while insisting he didn't know it contained anything that contravened the tour's anti-doping regulations.
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