Although testing can occur at any time, the cornerstone to any program, most players are asked after their rounds to comply. During a rain delay, however, the policy has become something of a problem.
One player at the meeting said he was tested after play was called at an event due to inclement weather and didn’t complete the test until almost 9:30 p.m. Compounding the problem is an early restart the day after a weather delay.
The fix, according to one player who attended the meeting, seems to be an adjustment to the policy that would allow testing after a player has completed his round and signed his scorecard.
Of course, compared to other sports, if the biggest problem with testing for performance-enhancing drugs is timing, then golf should consider itself lucky.