29 Apr '16, 10pm

Is the Olympics about to reveal a doping epidemic in golf?

Is the Olympics about to reveal a doping epidemic in golf?

Drug testing will be tight at the Olympics There are many reasons why some of the world's best golfers are reluctant to participate in the Olympics. Many golfers and fans argue that the competition should be reserved for amateurs, for whom a gold medal would be the highlight of their career, rather than for professionals, many of whom would barely find a space for it in their trophy cabinet. There's the fact that the Olympics offers no prize money, when players are used to competing for million-pound purses. There's the business of a jam-packed schedule, with the usual four majors and Race to Dubai or FedEx Cup, plus the Ryder Cup, and now the Olympics to fit in. Some simply say they'd prefer to spend the time with family than Olympic athletes. And there's the fact that the Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, a place not renowned for a rich golfing pedigree, and struggling to ...

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