Vijay Singh’s lawsuit against tour likely to go to trial
Vijay Singh’s battle with the PGA Tour seems to be heating up. His lawsuit against the organisation, registered in a New York Court for almost four years is finally heading to a trial. Since last fall, motions had been pending regarding the case, but on Monday, Judge Eileen Bransten issued a decision in favour of Singh, denying the tour’s motion for summary judgment. Singh’s attorney Peter Ginsberg confirmed that they could proceed to trial. The suit was filed a few days before the 2013 Players Championship claiming the tour to be negligent in its handling of Singh’s anti-doping violation, breaching his implied covenant of good faith. It damaged the Fijian’s reputation. For the first time, it is likely that the PGA Tour is going to be held responsible for a professional golfer’s treatment and it could encourage other players who were exposed or accused through the anti-doping policy.
Back injury forces Si Woo Kim exits AT&T Byron Nelson
The 21-year-old was observed clutching his back on various occasions, to stay loose and fit throughout the day at the Players Championship final round. It seemed like he there was a sort of tightness at play. His back started flaring up on Saturday night at the Players. On Sunday, he received treatment from a physio as soon as he arrived which not only helped him get through the round but also win the tournament. Keeping in mind the schedule for the rest of season, Kim decided to drop out of the AT&T Byron Nelson as a precautionary measure. Kim has already played in 19 events in 2017 as he remains entered in the upcoming Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial.
McIlroy doubtful for the European Tour BMW Championship
Rory had just made the cut at the Players Championship, but he still admits to having issues with the back. An MRI was conducted after the tournament, and the four-time major winner confirmed that there were no new injuries to his back or ribs. However, he did add that he’s suffering from a “low-grade response” to the injury he suffered earlier this year. His fractured rib is not an issue right now but his status for next week’s European Tour BMW Championship is not confirmed and is keeping the fans on edge. It is unfortunate that the 28-year-old has been restricted to only five starts on the PGA Tour this season with his best finish being a T-4 at Bay Hill. If he misses the BMW Championship, his next appearance could be expected at the Memorial in June.