The Power of Drugs

Greg Stoda in the Palm Beach Post:

Let's say there's a sport in which the proliferation of power reaches such an extreme that it becomes an overriding element of the game.

Let's say, too, the governing body of the sport has no rule banning the use of performance-enhancing drugs... no stipulation making illegal the use of any supplement assisting an athlete in gaining physical strength or reducing recovery time needed after competition or practice.

 Why, under such circumstance, couldn't the PGA Tour someday have the sort of problem Barry Bonds currently presents Major League Baseball?

Why couldn't professional golf have a Perry Ponds in a not-as-cartoonish version of the Bonds body-type?

The notion shouldn't be considered folly. Not anymore, it shouldn't.

Not with sluggers so dominant in professional golf these days.