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The Golf Blog says: Rory McIlroy has said some controversial remarks this week about not fretting about his decision to withdraw from the Olympic Games. He also revealed how lax the drug testing is in golf. He’s been tested only once this year (a urine test), and usually is only tested 4 or 5 times a year.
McIlroy appeared to be calling for greater testing in golf. But he also made the provocative statement: “You can’t really pick up HGH (human growth hormone) in a urine test, so I could use HGH and get away with it.” Presumably, Rory was speaking hypothetically to make a point about the lax testing. [More from BBC]Tweet
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The Golf Blog says: The fear of the Zika virus (carried by mosquitoes) has deterred another top golfer from participating in the Rio Olympics. Jordan Spieth announced today that he is withdrawing from the Games. That means the Top 4 golfers in the world are out.Tweet
— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) July 11, 2016
The Golf Blog says: USGA President Diana Murphy repeatedly called Brittany Lang “Bethany Lang” after she just won her first major, the U.S. Women’s Open. The video appears to show Brittany a little bit confused by the error during the awards ceremony. Murphy later apologized, attributing the error to her nerves.
The Golf Blog says: Dustin Johnson shot 66 in the final round of the WGC Bridgestone in Akron, Ohio. The tourney is usually played in August, but, due to the Rio Olympics, was moved up to this week.
Third round leader and World No. 1 Jason Day faltered with a bogey on 15, followed by a double bogey on 16 after he hit it into the pond. DJ goes back-to-back after winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont. Could this be the year of Dustin Johnson?
It will be interesting to watch if this is a one-time blip for Jason Day, who had been on such a tear. If DJ remains hot, this could prove to be huge moment in the order of the best golfers in the world.Tweet