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Norman calls drug testing 'disgraceful'

SYDNEY (AP) - Greg Norman says golf's anti-doping procedures are ``disgraceful'' and blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible.

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``You only have to look at what happened to Vijay Singh just recently to know the drugs issue is there,'' Norman told The Australian newspaper on Monday.

Singh acknowledged in a magazine interview in January that he had used deer antler spray, which contains a muscle-building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. It can be detected only by blood tests.

``How deep it is (the problem), I have no idea because we only do urine analysis instead of blood testing,'' Norman said. ``If you really want to be serious about it and find about what's really going on, we need to do blood testing. I think it's disgraceful, to tell you the truth. The golf associations have to get together and step it up.

``It's a pinprick for a player and you find out what's going on. If you're the head of golf or any sport, if you're the commissioner for a sport, it's your responsibility to make sure your sport is clean. ... That should be your No. 1 priority.''

The Aussie golf great was back in his home country this weekend for his golf-course design work.

``Any sportsman or sportswoman who uses an outside agency to improve their skills is cheating,'' Norman said. ``It sickens me. They're putting a black eye on their sport. If a sport gets itself clean, the corporate dollars will always be there because people will know it's a sport they can trust. The rest will take care of itself.''

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