News & ToursJuly 7, 2015

Scott Stallings suspended three months by PGA Tour for taking banned substance

The PGA Tour has announced that Scott Stallings has been suspended three months for violating the Anti-Doping Policy.

"Mr. Stallings self-reported this information after discovering that a supplement that he was taking was on the prohibited list," the tour said through a press release. "He has acknowledged his inadvertent error and accepted his suspension."

Ranked No. 154 in the world, Stallings, a three-time PGA Tour winner, had made 11 cuts in 19 appearances this season.

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"I discovered in February 2015 that I had inadvertently taken a supplement for the prior two months that was not permitted by the PGA Tour," Stallings said. "I did so on the recommendation of my physician due to chronic fatigue I had felt over a period of time -- not in any way for performance enhancement."

Stallings can return to the tour Oct. 7, in time for the opening event of the 2015-16 PGA Tour season.

The 30-year-old pro is the third player to officially be suspended due to the tour's Anti-Doping Policy, joining Doug Barron and Bhavik Patel. Vijay Singh was also banned for PED use, but he later won his appeal.

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