News & ToursMarch 11, 2015

John Daly calls randomness of the PGA Tour's drug-testing policy "a joke"

John Daly's been known for hitting the long ball his whole career. On Tuesday, Big John hit PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem with a deep burn.

On his Sirius XM PGA Tour radio show, John Daly called the tour's drug-testing policy a "joke," refuting the claim that it's random and said he knows he'll get tested after his round on Friday at the Valspar Championship.

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He elaborated, as reported by ESPN: "I'm so sick of it being 'random.' It's not random. It's the biggest bulls---, I'm sorry, I'm gonna say it, fine me. I don't care what you do, fix 'em right now, fine me, but I'm tired of it."

Here's where he called out Finchem and PGA Tour Chief of Operations Andy Pazder, who helps oversee the drug-testing program:

"Andy Pazder, if you listen to this show, you and Tim Finchem get off your ass and get it right," Daly said. "You know, I'm tired of it. Because it has to be random; this is bulls---. And I'm sorry, fine me, I don't care what you do, fine me, but do it randomly."

Related: Undercover Tour Pro: The truth about drug testing on tour

To define the PGA Tour as "tight-lipped" about their drug policy and suspensions is to put it lightly. At the beginning of the year, the tour made the rare announcement of a one-year suspension for 24-year-old Web.com Tour pro Bhalik Patel for performance-enhancing drugs. With only a few exceptions, the tour's policy is to not publicize such discipline.

Daly is scheduled to tee off at 9:05 a.m. ET on Thursday and 1:50 p.m. on Friday. I'm sure we'll hear if Daly gets tested after his round or not.

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