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Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor] Email
Mike: In discounting the chances that golfers would turn to steroids or human growth hormones, you write that "although power and speed are both desirable attributes in golf, the biggest difference between top players and guys struggling to get their cards is around and on the greens. And steroids generally don't help you there."

All true. But there are other areas of the game where 'roids WOULD give golfers an unfair advantage. Keep in mind that "taking steroids" does not have to mean gaining huge amounts of unsightly muscle. Low doses could still help golfers combat fatigue, especially as the years rack up and it gets late in the season. Lower doses wouldn't have to result in an amount of muscle that would help a little guy rip the ball 330 yards off the tee, but they WOULD STILL BE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.
11/04/09 @ 03:06
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Visitor] Email
Based on his less-than-stellar record on the Tour, I'd say Barron's obviously taking the wrong drugs.
11/04/09 @ 09:31
Comment from: Richard Hall [Visitor] Email
I am a golf instructor and was fortunate to have worked some with Doug a few years back. At that time, he was on medication for anxiety attacks. He was actually put on the wrong type of medicine for a while which hurt him more than it helped. I have known Doug and his parents for several years and know they are quality people! Would not surprise me if it eventually comes out that Doug's problem was with those type of drugs.
11/04/09 @ 15:20

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