French Federation Exonerates Farry


The European Tour reports that Marc Farry has been totally exonerated by the French Golf Federation after their investigations into the 44 year old, who returned a positive drug test after the final round of the Open de France at Le Golf National, Paris, on June 29.
A statement issued by Mr Philippe Martin, President of the French Golf Federation, said: Mr Marc Antoine Farry has just been fully acquitted by the Commissions of the First Instance of the Fight against Drugs and the French Golf Federation, presided over by Mr Bertrand Arquier.
The traces of steroids found in the urine of Mr Farry on June 29, 2003 at the time of the last round of the French Open, came as a result of an injection of cortisone with a therapeutic aim (tendonitis of the wrist) taken 21 days before.
There is therefore no intentional drug taking, the use of injectable cortisones (injections) being authorised by law if they are warranted for medical reasons.
Furthermore Dr Thibier, President of the Medical Commission, has confirmed the absence of all principal active drugs in the detected substance, for playing golf.
Preparing to play in the Linde German Masters at Gut Lrchenhof, Cologne, Farry said: I am totally delighted and relieved that this issue is now at an end once and for all.
I did not do anything wrong but nevertheless the last six weeks have been a really tough time for myself and my family. I am glad that this matter has been resolved and I can turn my attentions back fully once again to playing golf.