January 28, 2008
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WADA Applauds PGA Tour Anti-Doping Initiative

The World Anti-Doping Agency applauds the actions taken by the PGA Tour to institute an anti-doping program based on the World Anti-Doping Code.

“The PGA Tour anti-doping program is based in large part on the universally accepted rules, promulgated in 2004, in the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and related International Standards,” said WADA Director General David Howman. "No sport is immune to the threat of doping, and we congratulate the PGA Tour for taking the initiative to ensure measures are in place that help protect athlete health and the sport’s integrity.”

“We are particularly supportive of their educational program,” continued Howman. “The PGA Tour has taken very responsible action toward its players by hosting educational sessions prior to commencing testing in July so that the players are fully informed of the dangers and consequences of doping.”