World Anti-Doping Chief latest to Pound on PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem's steroids shuffle
Just days after my column on regular golfers being put off by the PGA Tour’s slow-footed resistance to drug testing went up, World Anti-Doping Chairman Dick Pound went off on Finchem’s delaying in a Sports Illustrated column. Pound argues that the golf is in danger of being perceived like all the other sports that have been tainted by steroids.
If you talk to average golfers - the PGA Tour’s fans - you’ll see it’s already happening.
Only Finchem gets to avoid the topic for at least another week. With the LPGA Tour’s tough proposed penalties for violations in its 2008 testing program having come out and the European Tour announcing it was committing to drug testing too, Finchem was set up for a tough time.
Then Wie went out and quit on the 17th tee, citing a convenient wrist tweak and everything changed. Wonder if Finchem will send Wie something sparkly for managing to do something that makes his steroids foot dragging look a little less dumb.
For at least one week.
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