I was reading an on-line article by Ron Kroichick in the San Francisco Chronicle the other day on the whole golf/steroids scandal. In the article, Kroichick lambasted PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem for saying the PGA does not plan to drug test golfers. Kroinchick takes exception to this, saying:
Baseball is awash in tainted home-run hitters over the past decade, the NFL might strengthen its testing program in the wake of the Carolina steroids scandal, track and field is littered with fallen stars and the winner of the Tour's premier race, tested positive.
And later in the article he states:
Many, many athletes use performance-enhancing drugs.
Those athletes come from a wide variety of sports.
Fame and wealth are powerful lures.
I couldn't agree more. Steroid use is obviously rampent on the PGA Tour. Let's examine the proof. I have here before and after pictures of the top five golfers in the world.
While the images speak for themselves (and prove the point that the PGA Tour must begin testing immediately) I can't help but add my comments:
First Case - Tiger Woods
Tiger woods before taking steroids responds to a little boy who asked for his autograph.
Tiger woods after taking Steroids reacts to a little boy who asked for his autograph.
Second Case Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk before taking steroids. An easy going smile. A nice man without a care in the world.
Jim Furyk after taking steroids. Notice the hate and anger as he charges into the gallary to punch a photographer for snapping a shot in the middle of his backswing. An obvious response from someone who cannot control himself due to the extended use of steroids.
Third Case - Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson before steroids. A nice slim handsome man.
Phil Mickelson after steroids. Notice the extra bulk. That came from somewhere!!!
Fourth Case - Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh before Steroids. A nice manner, in control of his emotions. Smiling and laughing with the gallery.
Vijay Singh After Steroids. Unable to control his emotions due to excessive use of performace enhancing drugs, Vijay finally breaks down.
And, I present to you the most compelling evidence that steroid use is out of control on the PGA tour, especially among the younger players...
Fifth Case - Adam Scott
Adam Scott in a photo montage of his swing, prior to steroid use.
Adam Scott bulked up on steroids.
Need I say more?