Sep 20, 2007

PGA Tour's Finchem Announces Drug Testing

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  9/20/2007 04:17:00 PM   No comments

Well I guess it was inevitable that the golf gods would come to a decision about whether to test there athletes or not and today the Commissioner of the PGA Tour announced that testing will begin in 2008.

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced the list (see below)and methods for each golf organization to carry them out.

The list of banned substances includes:
1)anabolic agents
5)beta blockers
6)masking agents

The organizations behind the policy are:
PGA Tour
European Tour
U.S. Golf Association
Royal & Ancient Golf Club
Augusta National Golf Club
PGA of America

Finchem said the policy would be coordinated around the world, and that if a player is disciplined for violating the policy, such as suspension, that would be recognized by tours wherever he plays.


"I've said many times, the R&A has no reason to believe that golf is anything but a clean sport," R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said. "But we've been supportive of coordinating an international effort in golf to test for drugs so we can demonstrate our sport is clean and we can keep it that way."

It will be interesting to see who the first person is who gets caught.

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