SYDNEY (AP) — Greg Norman says golf’s anti-doping procedures are “disgraceful” and blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible.
“You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there,” Norman told The Australian newspaper on Monday.
Singh acknowledged in a magazine interview in January that he had used deer antler spray, which contains a muscle-building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. It can be detected only by blood tests.
“How deep it is (the problem), I have no idea because we only do urine analysis instead of blood testing,” Norman said. “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. It’s a pinprick for a player and you find out what’s going on.”
The Aussie golf great was back in his home country this weekend for his golf-course design work.