PGA Tour star banned for failing drugs test

Pga Tour Logo

Robert Garrigus has been suspended by the PGA Tour for three months for after testing positive for marijuana. 

The tour announced that the 41-year-old, whose solitary win came at the Children's Miracle Network Classic in 2010, had testing positive “for a substance identified as a drug of abuse”.

In a statement of his own, Garrigus, who hasn’t played since missing the cut at the Puerto Rico Open last month, confirmed that the substance in question was marijuana.

• PGA Tour caddies reveal least favourite event

• Russell Knox cans albatross at Innisbrook

• OPINION - Why Tiger won't win the Masters

Apologising to his family, sponsors, fellow players, the tour and fans, Garrigus – who has battled substance abuse problems previously – said that he planned to use the time away from golf to “be with my family and work on regaining my sobriety”.

“It doesn’t matter if you are one day, one week, or nine years clean; one misstep, one lapse in judgement can impact your life in monumental fashion,” he wrote. “As I have said over the years, I am grateful and inspired by those who have shared how my story has helped them gain a clean lifestyle. I hope this new chapter in my life will show people to never relax in their battle with addiction.”

Robert Garrigus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE FOR BUNKERED FANTASY GOLF ‘19

In a 2011 interview with Golf Digest, Garrigus admitted that during the 2002 season, he and several other golfers on the Web.com Tour smoked marijuana during events.

• Glasgow golf centre takes aim at Theresa May

• WIN a brand new TaylorMade M6 driver

“We always talked about it,” he said. “You could go in the Porta John and take your drags.”

In 2003, he entered a rehabilitation centre near San Diego to complete a 45-day substance abuse program.

Garrigus is currently 450th on the Official World Golf Rankings and has career earnings of $14,659,406 on the PGA Tour. 

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
CALLAWAY MAVRIK DRIVERS - Should one of these be your new driver?
Callaway
play button
MAVRIK vs EPIC FLASH – Is Callaway’s new driver longer???
Callaway
play button
REVIEW – TAYLORMADE SIM vs SIM MAX
TaylorMade
play button
NEW TAYLORMADE SIM DRIVERS – Why you NEED to try them
TaylorMade
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

That stinks! Scots course stymied by sickening stench
Golf legends set for Major Champions Invitational
Ladies European Tour reveals big changes to 2020 schedule
English legend makes bold Tiger Woods prediction
Scot charges into lead at LET Q-School

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Get your alignment correct for more consistency
Watch
play button
Don’t shorten your swing says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Good rhythm is the key to good golf
Callaway
play button
Hold your finish for more compression
Watch
See all videos right arrow