Jun 21st, 2017
New drug testing regime at PGA Tour
With blood tests for Performance Enhancing Drugs
The PGA Tour is going to start blood testing for performance enhancing drugs using a new anti–doping procedure.
The new regime will start in the October of the 2017-2018 season, and the Tour will use the banned substance list provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said this in a statement releases on Tuesday: “We believe that these changes to our program are prudent in that they further our objectives of protecting the well–being of our members and better substantiate the integrity of golf as a clean sport.”
Suspensions will also be publicly announced for the first time, which is a welcomed change, especially after the Tour’s failure to officially announce Dustin’s suspension in 2016. Although it is not known if what he tested positive for were performance enhancing drugs...