Sabbatini To Player: Name Names So You Can Be More Unpopular Than Me!

Okay, that's not exactly what Rory said, but Norman Dabell writes that Sabbatini wants Gary Player to name names when making steroid accusations. Perhaps so that the South African great will be even more disliked than his young countryman.

"If you're going to say something, don't say half of it, either be quiet and let things be or spill the beans," Sabbatini told a news conference on the eve of the Players' Championship of Europe near Hamburg.

"I don't believe there are guys that are doing that."

This was also interesting, and yet more evidence that Niclas Fasth actually ponders these issues before he speaks.

Fasth, though, thought drugs in golf, which is not based on the power and strength required for sports that have frequently been caught up in doping scandals such as cycling and athletics, could still give some an unfair advantage.

"Certain drugs make you calmer and lower the pulse rate, so they would have their place in golf as much, if not more, than any other sport," Fasth told a news conference.

"It would be hugely disappointing to me if I was having a tough battle down the closing holes and my opponent had taken drugs to help him."