Two More Calls for Drug Policy

The Houston Chronicle's Steve Campbell on the PGA Tour's drug policy complacency:

Psst: When you're lagging behind an organization with "ancient" in the title, you're definitely behind the curve.

"I know some people say, 'Tim is naive on this; he's got his head in the sand,' " Finchem said.

If not in the sand, then some really dark, dreary place. How did the see-no-evil, hear-no-evil, speak-no-evil-until-Jose-Canseco-decided-to-turn-into-an-author approach work out for Major League Baseball? The hands of baseball commissioner Bud Selig were tied by an obstinate baseball player's union. The tour has one major — and we do mean major — force working in the favor of setting up a credible drug policy and a system of enforcement.


It sounds suspiciously like the commissioner is more interested in spin control than ensuring the honor of his tour.

We should expect more — so much more — out of a sport that sets itself above the rest. A commissioner presiding over a gentleman's game should feel honor-bound to do the right thing, not the expedient thing.

And add Ryan Ballangee to the list of those advocating that the Tour deal with drug testing.