I thought Rex Hoggard was trying to be funny with this column, but he's definitely serious in saying that no one will test positive in the next five years and all this drug testing is an enormous waste of time.
The Tour’s not doing it wrong. Instead, maybe a sports world bent on bending or breaking the rules prompted the Tour to do the wrong thing.Or maybe it's the fault of a tour that said players who were hitting the ball longer enjoyed gains thanks to their improved athleticism?
This bit backing up the argument was strange...
“People assume every sport is the same and that steroids will make you better. But it’s not the same,” said Greg Rose, a co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute, the sport’s leading center for golf fitness.Right, and last I heard they're testing for those things that slow you down, too.
“There are so many components to golf. This isn’t the long-drive Tour where all that matters is how far you hit it. The short game is more important, and things like steroids can affect your flexibility, your attitude and your personality. Bad things. You want things to slow you down.”