Golfer backs off ‘PED, suspension’ comments about Tiger Woods

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It started out as a nice conversation on Friday about golf and Tiger Woods. But by the time former PGA tour player Dan Olsen had finished his rant, Woods had been painted as someone who would “surpass Lance Armstrong with infamy.”

Olsen, who played on tour in 2004, levied accusations of PEDs, illegal Nike balls and a PGA suspension during an interview on 730-AM The Game in Lansing, Mich.

“I heard he’s on a month’s suspension,” Olsen told The Game. “It’s kind of a strong witness. It’s a credible person who is telling me this.”

That was just one bomb. The barrage continued.

On Monday, the PGA and Woods’ agent roundly denied the accusations:

Olsen has quickly backtracked on his comments, saying it was his “opinion” not fact.

“Everything I said on that radio interview was only my opinion and not based on any firsthand knowledge or facts,” Olsen told ESPN.com. “I want to make a full retraction to everything I said for the entire radio interview.”

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