Following the lead of other major sports, professional golf's top organizations have announced an anti-doping policy that will take effect in 2008.
The policy includes a list of banned substances including narcotics, stimulants, anabolic steroids, hormones, beta blockers and masking agents.
The organisations involved in the policy are the: PGA Tour; European Tour; US Golf Association; Royal and Ancient Golf Club; Augusta National Golf Club; PGA of America; and the LPGA Tour, the Associated Press reported.
The policy will be coordinated so that a punishment imposed on a player for a doping infraction will be recognised and enforced worldwide.
Golf officials say there is no evidence of golfers taking performance-enhancing drugs, but they'd been facing increasing pressure to develop an anti-doping policy, AP reported. – (HealthDay)
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