31 Jul '14, 8pm

What The Undercover Tour Pro has to say about drug testing and leaves of absence

What The Undercover Tour Pro has to say about drug testing and leaves of absence

I've been drug-tested a handful of times. It seems they get you about twice a year, but I'm entering only my second full season on the PGA Tour. I've heard some veterans mention getting tested four or five times in a season. It's never on a Monday or Tuesday. You notice a guy with a clipboard dressed like a golfer, waiting outside the scoring trailer. He's there for you or one of your playing partners. You follow him into the locker room. Sometimes he makes small talk, sometimes he doesn't, and he's always within earshot. It's hard to feel bothered by any person, much less a stranger, who is so polite about accepting a warm cup of your urine. Most of the time selection is random, though a guy can be targeted if the tour has suspicions. The dudes doing the testing don't work for the PGA Tour but for Drug Free Sport, an independent company that handles all the collection for...

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