• Kyodo News


The Japanese men’s tour will begin testing players for drugs in the wake of an Australian golfer’s arrest for suspected cocaine possession, JGTO president Tadashi Koizumi said Wednesday.

Tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine will be carried out from the Nov. 11-14 Taiheiyo Masters through the tour’s season-ending player award ceremony on Dec. 6.

Players will not be tested for performance-enhancing substances.

Police arrested tour regular Wayne Perske, 36, with 1.25 grams of cocaine on him at a bar in Chiba on Friday. The 36-year-old had missed the cut the same day at the Bridgestone Open.

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