Golf's leading organizations announced today that an anti-doping policy will go into effect in 2008, but as far as we can tell there are still a lot of details that need to be worked out.
Today we're learning about the list of proposed banned substances, which goes far beyond steroids.
The second phase of the process, which will be completed later this year, will include the development of specific policies, testing protocols and penalties.
The proposed list of banned substances includes:
Hormones and Related Substances
Agents with Anti-Estrogenic Activity
Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
Enhancement of Oxygen Transfer
Chemical and Physical Manipulation
Substances that may be prohibited at the option of individual golf organizations: