Jokesters: NGA Pro Golf Tour pokes fun at deer antlers
Deer antler spray is no laughing matter on the PGA Tour. Just ask Vijay Singh who admitted taking the banned substance (which, Singh insists, he didn't know was a banned substance at the time). Will he be suspended? Won't he? Will the PGA Tour ever tell us either way because of how high-profile this situation is?
But, for other golf tours, it apparently is quite the knee-slapper.
GolfChannel.com's Jason Sobel had a nice catch on Monday when he reported that the NGA Pro Golf Tour (formerly the NGA Hooters Tour -- the longest-running developmental tour in the U.S.) has an interesting use of deer antlers as the result of Singh's recent/ongoing ordeal.
On the PGA Tour, deer antler spray is no laughing matter. Other tours, though, are having a little fun with the notion of an unusual performance enhancer.
Every champion on the minor-league NGA Pro Golf Tour this year will be asked to sign a set of deer antlers that will remain on the circuit’s operations truck and travel week to week to each tournament. In past years, winners have been asked to sign flags or coolers, but officials said the deer antlers seemed timely, appropriate and humorous in the wake of an ongoing PGA Tour scandal.
Read Sobel's report here, where he also explains the NGA Pro Golf Tour's drug policy and tells us about a recent winner you've probably heard of before who put his John Hancock on the antlers.
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