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Singh facing scrutiny

Associated Press
The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

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Vijay Singh admitted he used deer-antler spray, but he said he wasn't aware that it may contain a substance banned by the PGA Tour.

The 49-year-old first revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Singh paid one of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids' owners $9,000 in November for the spray, hologram chips and other products.

The magazine also reported Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sought help from SWATS in his recovery from a torn right triceps. The company said its deer-antler substance contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to human growth hormone.

Singh won the last of his 34 PGA Tour titles in 2008. The three-time major champion also has 22 international victories.

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