It all started with cough medicine that I inadvertently took. Byung-Hoon An, who plays on the PGA Tour, was disciplined after testing positive for doping.
The PGA Tour said, “The cough medicine that Byeong-Hoon An took contained an ingredient banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), so he was banned from playing for three months.” Byung-Hoon An said, “He cooperated well with the doping test and accepted the disciplinary action.” The disciplinary period is retroactive and lasts three months from August 31. You can participate in competitions starting December 1st.
Byung-Hoon Ahn revealed the details of the doping detection process through his social networking service (SNS) and announced that he would take responsibility for his actions. “Last August, I caught a cold from my parents who came from Korea, and my cough got worse, so I took the medicine my mother gave me that I thought would help alleviate my symptoms.” “It had no purpose other than relieving cold symptoms,” he explained. “I admit that I was careless,” he said, adding, “I am grateful to the PGA Tour anti-doping program for pointing me in the right direction during this first time.” Byung-Hoon An is the eighth player to test positive for doping on the PGA Tour, which has implemented an anti-doping policy since 2008.
Byung-Hoon An participated in 31 tournaments in the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season, and did not compete after the BMW Championship, which ended on August 21. A tie for second place at the Wyndham Championship in early August was his best result of the season.