Tiger Woods agent denies suspension claim

Tiger Woods agent denies suspension claim

Tiger Woods’ agent responded today to inflammatory allegations made by little-known Michigan pro Dan Olsen, who said on the “Mad Dog in the Morning” radio show last week that Woods is serving a suspension for a failed drug test.

Professional golfer Dan Olsen, on Michigan radio station The Game 730am, said a credible source told him Woods had been suspended a month by the Tour, that the golfer was using untested equipment and that he would match disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong by the time everything came out.

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement to Golf Channel that Olsen’s claims were “absolutely, unequivocally and completely false. They are unsourced, unverified and completely ridiculous. The PGA Tour has confirmed that there is no truth to these claims.”

From the Golf Channel story:

In the past, the Tour has commented only on suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, not for recreational drugs.
Only two players (Doug Barron and Bhavik Patel) have run afoul of the PGA Tour’s anti-doping policy.

The PGA Tour released a statement Monday, saying, “Regarding the allegations made by Dan Olsen concerning Tiger Woods, there is no truth whatsoever to his claims and the PGA Tour categorically denies them.”

After missing the cut in his season debut in Phoenix and withdrawing from Torrey Pines midway through the first round because of injury, Woods announced Feb. 11 that he was taking an indefinite break, saying that his game was not ready for tournament play.

Olsen retracted his statements Monday.

Here is the original interview: