The PGA Tour has given matt Every a three-month suspension for violating their policy on medication use.
Every, a yearlong PGA Tour winner, tested positive but is a prohibited substance underneath the PGA Tour policy.
The PGA Tour announced the suspension Friday, so Every will miss the next few occasions and wont return until the Sony Open in January.
In a statement delivered to Golf Channel, Every said:Ive been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my doctor whom has handled my healthcare care for 30 decades. It has been determined that Im neither an acceptable candidate to use prescriptionZ course drugs nor benzodiazepines.
Also, these types of medications can be highly addictive and dangerous to the body as well as mind. Definitely, the most powerful and most effective therapy , cannabis has proven to be, for me.
I do not concur with it for many reasons, mainly for my overall well-being, but Im excited for what lies ahead in my life and livelihood. Throughout the last couple of years I have made massive strides and I understand my best is facing me. I cant wait to come back better than in January.
The 35-year-old is the next player this year to be frozen for a drug of misuse, after Robert Garrigus three-month prohibit in March for usage of marijuana.
Each has total status on the PGA Tour after ending last season 86th in the FedExCup standings, with the American starting this campaign in the Houston Open.
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