The first victim of the PGA Tour’s anti-doping
policy has been given a reprieve by the Tour.
, suspended last fall, is being
reinstated after submitting medical information
required by the Tour.
Barron, 40, tested posi-
tive for the steroid testoster-
one and propranalol, a beta-
blocker, both substances
banned by the Tour. Barron
at the time said he was
using the substances for
medical reasons and under
a doctor’s supervision.
“I have submitted new medical information
that meets the criteria set forth by the PGA
Tour Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Com-
mittee and am pleased to announce that they
granted me a TUE for testosterone that will al-
low me to treat my condition in compliance with
the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Policy,” Barron said
in a statement released by his representative.
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame, closed since
1997, has reopened. It 2010 class of 10 induct-
ees will include Fort Worth’s
The two longtime Texans, who captured the
1996 PGA Championship and 1965 U.S. Wom-
en’s Open, respectively, will join several other
inductees at a gala induction ceremony, Mon-
day, Oct. 25 in San Antonio, the site of the new
Texas Golf Hall of Fame.
One of the problems in the golf industry is
trying to get a handle on just how many golfers
there are in the U.S. The National Golf Founda-
tion is about to find out by launching the Ameri-
can Golf Census.
If you want a fast driver, you need a fast car.
At least that’s what Callaway hopes in its part-
nership with the Italian super-car manufacturer
The first collaboration has produced what
the companies are calling Forged Composite,
which they say is the strongest, lightest, most
precise material either has ever developed. It
is one-third the density of and is stronger than
Callaway has announced it will use the ma-
terial in its new Diablo Octane drivers. l
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