PGA Tour pro Robert Garrigus suspended for marijuana use

Garrigus gets three-month ban by PGA Tour, apologises to family,  sponsors and fellow players...

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019
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PGA Tour pro Robert Garrigus has been suspended from playing competitive golf for three months after failing a drugs test.


 

Garrigus, 41, posted a statement where he confirmed the drug he had taken was marijuana.

The one-time PGA Tour winner (2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic) joins Mark Hensby, Scott Stallings, Brad Fritsch, Bhavik Patel and Doug Barron as the only players to be suspended by the PGA Tour's Anti-Doping Program.

Vijay Singh was also publicly announced but his suspension was withdrawn after going to court for his use of deer antler spray

"The PGA Tour announced today that Robert Garrigus has violated the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program by testing positive for a substance identified as a drug of abuse," read a tour statement.

"In accordance with the PGA Tour Conduct Policy that applies to violations involving drugs of abuse, he has been suspended for a period of three months."

 

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