CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — The PGA Tour is getting closer to a rule on performance-enhancing drugs, and with testing likely to follow, commissioner Tim Finchem says golf organizations around the world should make sure they’re on the same page.
Even with Tiger Woods among those in favor of drug testing to prove golf is clean, Finchem has defended the tour’s lack of plan because he has found no evidence of performance-enhancing drugs or evidence of players using them.
He conceded, however, that drug testing in sports has become a reality.
“It’s unfortunate that these realities are with us, but they are,” Finchem said Wednesday at the Travelers Championship.
“And we have to deal with them, and I think it’s important that golf deal with them collectively.”
Woods said last summer that he didn’t think anyone was using steroids, but it could be a problem in the future.
Asked when he would like to see a drug-testing plan, Woods replied, “Tomorrow would be fine with me.”