Golf entering a new era

I guess it had to happen. Golf has had its first case of violation of its doping policy. It feels a bit like the early stages of the swine flu.

“Is it a confirmed case?”

“We do not know yet sir?”

“Please analyse the tests a.s.a.p and let me know!”.

When Doug Barron became the first golfer to cross this line it was not a case of a podium athlete being stopped on the way to the medal ceremony. Barron has not exactly featured on the leaderboards over the last few years. It makes you wonder what he has taken. I was one of the people who could not really understand why it had to take golf so long to adopt a doping policy. To me it seemed a bit like the ostrich burying its head in the sand to just say that doping is not an issue in golf. Now we have a policy but yet it seems like the powers have chosen to do the head burying again. The PGA Tour say they will not let anybody know what Barron had taken. One cannot help to wonder why.

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