March 22, 2019 / 9:14 PM / a month ago

Golf - Garrigus suspended for three months for positive marijuana test

FILE PHOTO: February 14, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Robert Garrigus hits from the tenth hole tee box during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

(Reuters) - American golfer Robert Garrigus has been suspended for three months by the PGA Tour after testing positive for marijuana.

Garrigus, who has spoken about overcoming addiction to play on the tour, confirmed on his Twitter account on Friday that he had been suspended.

“After a long period of sobriety, I had a relapse and subsequently failed a drug test for marijuana,” he wrote.

He added, while marijuana is legal in a number of U.S. states, it does not “mean there aren’t potentially severe consequences if you use it.”

Ranked 450th in the world, Garrigus, 41, won his only PGA Tour event in 2010.

The Phoenix resident has played in seven tournaments during the 2018-19 season, tying for 20th in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Toby Davis

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