Robert Garrigus Suspended by PGA Tour After Testing Positive for Marijuana

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2019

Robert Garrigus hits from the 12th tee during the second round at The Players Championship golf tournament, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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The PGA Tour suspended golfer Robert Garrigus for three months Friday after he tested positive for marijuana.

Todd Kelly of Golfweek (h/t USA Today) shared the PGA's statement that said Garrigus "violated the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program by testing positive for a substance identified as a drug of abuse. In accordance with the PGA Tour Conduct Policy, he has been suspended for a period of three months."

He released a statement on Twitter apologizing to his family, sponsors and fellow competitors and explaining he relapsed after a long period of sobriety:

Robert Garrigus @garrigus_robert

This is my statement regarding my suspension by the PGA TOUR. https://t.co/isatq7c9Mx

Garrigus' one career PGA Tour victory came at the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Classic. He has played seven events this season and missed the cut at five, although he finished in a tie for 20th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October and a tie for 64th place at the Genesis Open in February.

He opened up about his use of drugs and alcohol in a 2012 Golf.com profile, admitting he smoked marijuana during a round when he was on the Nationwide Tour in 2002. He also discussed the rehab process that helped him get his career back on track.

After the three-month suspension, he will be eligible to return at the Rocket Mortgage Classic from June 27 to June 30.


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