Tiger Woods has been suspended for one month under the anti-doping program of the PGA Tour, according to a former PGA Tour player.

Dan Olsen made this sensational claim on radio station WVFN to host David DeMarco. Olsen, who has made 35 career PGA Tour starts and was an exempt player for the 2004 season, claimed the information came to him from “exempt Tour players” and added he heard that Woods is on a month-long suspension. The former PGA Tour player also remarked that the suspension is not due to testing positive for Testosterone but for something else. Olsen went on to remark that Tiger Woods is all set to surpass Lance Armstrong in infamy.

In a statement, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said these claims are absolutely, unequivocally and completely false and added they are unsourced, unverified and completely ridiculous. Steinberg added the PGA Tour has confirmed that there is no truth to these claims.

In response to Steinberg’s statement, PGA Tour media official Joel Schuchmann released a statement saying that regarding the allegations made by Dan Olsen concerning Tiger Woods, there is no truth whatsoever to his claims and the PGA Tour categorically denies them. PGA Tour executive vice president Ty Votaw also said there is no truth whatsoever to these claims and we categorically deny these allegations.

Olsen later backed off his claims and said everything he said on that radio interview was only his opinion and not based on any first-hand knowledge or facts. The former golfer also said he wants to make a full retraction to everything he said for the entire radio interview, and he apologizes to Tiger, Nike, Phil Mickelson, Commissioner Tim Finchem, and the PGA Tour.

In the past, players who have been suspended under the anti-doping program of the Tour have been banned from the PGA Tour and its umbrella tours for one year. In 2013, Vijay Singh admitted to using deer-antler spray and was expected to receive a suspension of six months by the Tour. The Tour decided not to suspend Singh after consulting with the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA had declared that the illegal insulin-like ingredient found in deer-antler spray is required to be injected directly into the blood stream to be effective. The golfer is presently pursuing litigation against the PGA Tour over their handling of his case.

Tiger Woods, the American professional golfer, has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for many years and is considered as one of the most successful golfers of all time. Awarded PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times, Woods has won 79 official PGA Tour events including 14 majors. He has spent the most consecutive and cumulative weeks atop the world rankings and is the only player to have won all four professional major championships in a row. Woods is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam but has struggled since to regain his dominant form ever since he had back disc surgery in April 2014.

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