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No drug testing plans for PGA Tour

A drug testing policy is unlikely to be adopted by the US PGA Tour this year despite discussions about the topic by player representatives last week.

US veteran Joe Durant, one of four player representatives on the tour's governing policy board, said no consideration of a dope testing plan is expected at the board's last meeting of the year.

That gathering will come November 13 at the US PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

"We talked about setting some type of standard or some type of process, trying to be proactive about it, but as far as details, not at this time," Durant said.

World number one Tiger Woods has backed adopting a doping-test plan, saying it is better to be ahead of potential problems.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and US Golf Association, golf's global rulemakers, are already looking at the issue.

Durant shared second with Fiji's Vijay Singh, three strokes behind leader Adam Scott of Australia, after Saturday's third round of the 6.5 million-dollar season-ending Tour Championship here at East Lake.

November 8, 2006

 




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