FILE - In this March 15, 2014, file photo, Robert Garrigus looks at his golf ball during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. Garrigus has become the first player suspended by the PGA Tour for a drug of abuse. Garrigus says on Twitter he had a relapse and tested positive for marijuana, which is banned under the tour's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended for three months. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Robert Garrigus suspended for failed drug test

March 22, 2019 - 3:30 pm

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Robert Garrigus is the first PGA Tour player to be suspended for a drug of abuse.

The tour announced Friday that Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at the end of the 2010 season, has been suspended for three months.

Garrigus says on Twitter that he failed a drug test for marijuana. While legal in some states, marijuana is on the banned substance list under the PGA Tour's anti-doping policy. Garrigus has spoken openly about his addictions and spending 30 days in a clinic in 2003 before he made it to the PGA Tour.

He says after a long period of sobriety, he had a relapse and failed a drug test.

Garrigus was playing under conditional status this year after finishing 131st in the FedEx Cup last season.

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