Norman On Tour's Drug Policy: "a bunch of @#$%&!!"

An unbylined Sydney Morning Herald story asks Greg Norman what he thinks of Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour's position on performance enhancing drugs.

"Just put rules in place," pleaded Norman.

"I think our organisation, as big as it is, should have something in our by-laws stipulating substance-abuse.

"You hear about it all the time on tour and if there are no rules and regulations in place, you don't blame the players for doing it.

"It's been rumoured for over 20 years, players using outside substances to help their performances. If you're playing for $5 million a week, you've got to take advantage of it the best you can.

"It isn't just steroids. HGH, beta blockers, there's probably a multitude of drugs out there [in the market place] we don't even know about."

Commissioner Tim Finchem has long maintained that the tour doesn't need to test for performance-enhancing substances because there isn't a problem, a view Norman ridicules.

"That's a bunch of bullshit, as far as I'm concerned," Norman said. "Don't stick your head in the sand. Step up to the plate. If there's nothing there, great, but if you find a couple who've done it, at least your organisation has been ballsy enough to eliminate it, because you don't know where it's going to be in 25 years."

He doesn't necessarily think use of performance-enhancing substances is rife, but believes that's not the point.

"It doesn't matter if it's one or 100," Norman said. "If they're using outside agencies to improve their performance and beat you, that's not good."