Personally my friends and I might light one up on the course if there's nobody else out there and sometimes it'll calm my nerves enough to play better or relax after a missed 2 footer lol
I'm sure rickie fowler blazes up every once in a while haha
They are subject to drug testing so they'd be stupid to do so.
I think that while players are tested the relationship between the tour and the players would make it difficult for them to suspend a player. From what I understand, pros do not work for the PGA Tour as an NFL player works for the NFL (albeit represented by the player's union), they are more like independent contractors. While I am sure the PGA Tour has the ability/authority to suspend players from their events, I think that the relationships between certain players (top players) and some of the sponsors might make that more difficult than it is on paper.
Maybe I am way off but I am willing to bet that if it ever came to that it would not be made public, especially if it involved a top 50 player and it would be negotiated between the PGA Tour, the sponsors for the events and the player.
Good point KConner. Can we find a copy of the PGA drug testing protocol and substances tested for? I know the PGA likes to keep as much as possible under cover and secret but the drug testing ought to be fully out in the open and disclosed for positive social benefits..
And just because any particular activity may indeed be 'stupid', that alone will not change any one's use/habit. Just look at the intelligent folks using cigarettes. And to label any action or belief as 'stupid' is usually highly subjective: just consider the various religions of the world.
Marijuana is on the list of banned substances but the PGA Tour uses it's own discretion when determining the penalty for failing a drug test due to marijuana use. Finchem has been criticized for the PGA Tour's drug policy especially given the new stricter testing and stiffer penalties the LPGA recently announced.
what i think is funny is that any of you guys think that they would get caught in a drug test, only an idiot would get caught. I work in nuclear power plants, and oil refineries, all of which have rediculously strict drug policies, and i know guys that smoke more dope in a week than most have ever seen their whole lives, they always pass the tests, theres ways around them. personally i dont smoke anything, but i've got no problem with anyone that wants to smoke a little weed, id rather have a liberal pothead, than a conservative alchoholic in a nuke containment with me. That being said, i live in illinois and have been to the john deer and cog hill, and have been at a few of the local night spots after the rounds were done and there are a few well known pros that party like frat boys on spring break... weed included.