Judge Denies Barron’s Bid For An Injunction

A federal judge has denied Doug Barron a temporary injunction against his one year suspension by the PGA Tour for testing positive to banned substances. Barron had sought the injunction so that he could compete in Q School, but Judge Tu M. Pham said that would unfairly impact other players also seeking to qualify. Judge Pham reasoned that if Barron loses his lawsuit, a player bumped for Barron would be irrevocably harmed.

Barron has said that the substances he tested positive for were prescribed by doctors: a beta blocker for his heart, and testosterone for a a low hormone condition.

This is going to get ugly.

1 thought on “Judge Denies Barron’s Bid For An Injunction”

  1. One has to wonder why Doug Barron did not disclose to the Tour that he was taking these drugs under a physician’s order.  Or if he did make the disclosure, why the Tour proceeded with testing and a suspension.

    Apparently there are exemptions available under the Tour drug policy for substances taken for therapeudic purposes.  Perhaps there was a difference of opinion as to whether the beta blockers and/or testosterone were therapy for a diagnosed condition or merely a performance enhancer.

    Whatever the answer is, I agree this is likely to become a mess.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Discover more from GolfBlogger Golf Blog

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading