PGA Tour to blood-test next season

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By: Associated Press
June 21, 2017

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The PGA Tour is beefing up its anti-doping policy with the inclusion of blood testing for the 2018 season.

The tour will add blood testing next season and bring its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Blood testing will allow the tour to detect any use of human growth hormone, which is on the list of banned substances, but cannot be detected through urine.

The revised policy takes effect at the start of next season in October.