The former world golf number one Vijay Singh has taken legal action against the PGA Tour a week after tour officials dropped a doping case against him.
Singh was initially found by the PGA Tour to have breached the sport's doping rules by telling Spoets Illustrated magazine he'd used a deer antler spray, which contains small extracts of a banned growth hormone, to treat an injury, though he was later cleared of any wrongdoing after winning an appeal.
He was cleared last week when the World Anti-Doping Agency informed the PGA Tour the use of deer antler spray was not prohibited unless a positive drug test had resulted.
Singh has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court, claiming the PGA Tour had damaged his reputation.
The 50-year-old Fijian's lawyers say the PGA Tour violated its duty of care by suspending the golfer without properly investigating the case.