Truth & Rumors: Tiger Woods says pros won't allow a Lance Armstrong-like doping scandal

Wednesday October 24th, 2012

Golf fans, rest easy. Your game will stay clean. The best who play it will see to that.
In the wake of Lance Armstrong's doping scandal -- which lead to the cyclist being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles this week -- Tiger Woods said Wednesday that such disrepute would never stain the tour. And if testing doesn't catch doping, Woods thinks players will:

Yeah, we just implemented testing probably three years ago I think it is, three years now.  I know we don't do any blood work like some of the other sports do. Right now is just urine samples, but that's certainly a positive step in the right direction to try and validate our sport. I mean, this is a sport where we turn ourselves in on mistakes. A ball moves in the tree, and the guy calls a penalty on himself.  Golf is a different sport. I think that's one of the neat things about our great game, and I think with the testing, it's only enhanced that respectability throughout all of sport.
As for you, less respectable players at home: Remember, it's golf. There are always cheaper, easier and -- frankly -- more creative ways to cheat. For the rest of Tiger Woods's press conference from the CIMB Classic, go to ASAPSports.com.RELATED: Tiger Woods career in photos | Tiger Woods SI covers | Tiger Woods homepage

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