OK, Now I'm on the Fence...
The PGA Tour’s silence regarding the ongoing challenge to its first
anti-doping violation ended on Tuesday when Rich Young publicly addressed
Monday’s ruling by a U.S. magistrate regarding Doug Barron.
Young, a Colorado-based lawyer who argued on behalf of the Tour the
first challenge to the circuit’s anti-doping policy on Friday in Memphis, said
U.S. magistrate Tu Pham’s rejection of Barron’s request for a restraining order
to play Q-School was “encouraging,” and called the one-year suspension
“If a player wants a (therapeutic use exemption for a banned substance)
he’s given every chance to submit his medical records to a committee and ask for
one,” Young said. “The question is if he didn’t get a TUE would he suffer and,
in Doug’s case, the recommendation from the committee was no, he would not and
that didn’t justify a TUE request.”