Golf World reports
Robert Garrigus is back on the PGA Tour this week at the 3M Open following a three-month suspension for a failed drug test. And if the veteran’s return was somewhat under the radar, it won’t be for long.
In March, the tour announced that the 41-year-old had violated its Anti-Doping Program. Although the tour used the term “drug of abuse,” Garrigus—who overcame substance issues to become a PGA Tour winner in 2010 and finish T-3 at the 2011 U.S. Open—confirmed he had tested positive for marijuana in a statement of his own. Speaking to the Golf Channel’s Todd Lewis, Garrigus said that marijuana should not be considered in the same category as other performance-enhancing items.
“I wasn’t trying to degrade the PGA Tour in any way, my fellow professionals in any way. I don’t cheat the game,” Garrigus told the Golf Channel. “I understand HGH [Human Growth Hormone], anything you are trying to do to cheat the game you should be suspended for 100 percent. Everything else should be a discussion.”