Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Golfers on Steroids?

Are pro golfers juicing up?

Player says he knows of at least one golfer who has used 'roids
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Gary Player said Wednesday he knows of at least one golfer who has used steroids, and he urged golf organizations to move quickly toward a random drug-testing plan.

"We're dreaming if we think it's not going to come into golf," Player said.

Player estimated 10 players from tours around the world were taking some type of performance-enhancing drug. Asked how he knew golfers were taking steroids, he said a player told him in confidence.
I would fall over in a dead faint if pro golf was totally clean. And it looks like most of the tours seem to agree with me.
Last year, the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the USGA used random testing for the first time at the World Amateur Team Championship in South Africa. All 12 tests came back negative.

The LPGA Tour said it would start drug testing next year, while the European and PGA tours also are moving toward drug policies. PGA Tour Tim Finchem said in June that drug testing in sports has become a reality and golf organizations around the world should make sure they're on the same page.
As far as the LPGA goes, I woud start out with certain very muscular women in their 30's who happen to have very peculiar cases of acne and tendancy in recent years to be hurt a lot. Not sayn', just sayn'.

And what does Captain Shortgame (otherwise known as Phil Mickelson, last seen throwing up all over himself at the Scottish open) have to offer on the subject?
I don't think there's even a remote chance that will happen," he said of a golfer testing positive for steroids.
Right Phil, and nobody on the tour ever sets up to a shot in the rough with a wood, then switches to an iron after they got grass tapped down nicely behind the ball, either.

I wonder if Mickelson said that with a straight face.

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