Clemens Withdraws From Hope Pro-Am

January 09, 2008

The Roger Clemens steroids scandal has reached the PGA Tour. Clemens is an avid golfer and has participated in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Pro-Am for the past several years. However a story in the Desert Sun newspaper indicates Clemens has withdrawn from the tournament. You see, Clemens originally had someplace more important to be on Jan. 16, the first day of the five-day Hope tournament in Palm Springs. Before the hearings were postponed, he was scheduled to be in Washington to appear in front of the Congressional House Oversight Committee about his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. "[Clemens] withdrew," Hope tournament director Mike Milthorpe told writer Larry Bohannan. "But what we did was we sent an e-mail to his people to say that if he testifies on Wednesday, and he's still interested in playing, he could get on a plane and play Thursday, Friday and Saturday."