Norman advocates for blood testing in golf

Greg Norman says golf's anti-doping procedures are a disgrace and that blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible by the sport's governing bodies. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)
April 28, 2013, 5:45 PM

SYDNEY, Australia — Greg Norman says golf’s anti-doping procedures are a disgrace and that blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible by the sport’s governing bodies.

Norman says “you only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there.”

Singh admitted in a magazine interview in January that he’d used deer antler spray, which contains IGF-1, a muscle-building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. It can be detected only by blood tests.

Norman, who was back in Australia at the weekend for his golf-course design work, told The Australian newspaper “if you really want to be serious about it and find about what’s really going on, we need to do blood testing. I think it’s disgraceful, to tell you the truth.”

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