Sir Bob Charles admits using deer-antler spray
Former British Open winner Bob Charles of New Zealand says he
used and advertised a banned deer-antler spray for more than 20
years without realizing it contained a substance that violated
golf’s doping protocols.
Charles, who was the first left-hander to win a major tournament
when he took out the 1963 Open, was a spokesman for the deer antler
product and used it daily over two decades.
He said he was ”totally unaware of illegal substances…being
in the horn or the antler of the deer. I take one or two deer
velvet capsules daily and have been doing so for virtually 20 years
Fiji golfer Vijay Singh is currently under investigation after
admitting to using the spray which contains the banned muscle
growth hormone IGF-1.