PGA Tour's Drug Tests Fall Short

AP Photo

MARANA, Ariz. — The player most likely to be subjected to rigorous testing under the PGA Tour’s antidoping program would figure to be Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and one of the brightest stars in the sporting firmament.

But Woods said Tuesday that he had never been tested away from a tournament site. The only time he has been tested outside of competition, he said, was at the World Challenge in 2008, the year the tour’s antidoping policy was instituted. Woods played host at the tournament but did not play in it because he was recovering from knee surgery.

Referring to being tested away from a tournament site, Woods said, “I know guys who have, but I have not.”

This week’s...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

No PED Uproar Despite Turkoglu's Bust

Patrick Hruby, Sports on Earth - February 16, 2013

Maybe you missed it. Probably you missed it. Earlier this week, Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for steroids. Here's what didn't happen next. Demands for more... more »

Thinking Man Wins at Riviera

Mark Whicker, Orange County Register - February 18, 2013

LOS ANGELES – They talked about it, teacher and player, as the Northern Trust Open moved into the weekend and John Merrick was still around. "How tough can you be? How patient can you be? How comfortable can you be?" Jamie... more »

PGA Tour Still Lacking Diversity

Mark Whicker, Orange County Register - February 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Sixteen years have passed since Tiger Woods flattened Augusta National and sent most of the Masters record book back to the printer. In those 16 years Woods has fulfilled, or surpassed, every outlandish... more »

2 Koreans Aim High at Pebble Beach

Karen Crouse, New York Times - February 7, 2013

They are two South Korean-born golfers whose pursuit of the American dream has brought them to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but from there the stories of James Hahn and Si Woo Kim sharply diverge. Hahn is a 31-year-old... more »