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PGA Excursion suspends Byeong Hun An 3 months for banned substance: ‘It was once the one time I used this medicine’

OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL - AUGUST 18: Byeong Hun An of South Korea looks on at the 15th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club on August 18, 2023 in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Byeong Hun An has been suspended for 3 months for violating the PGA Excursion Anti-Doping Coverage, the Excursion introduced on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old An examined sure for a prohibited substance present in a cough drugs this is to be had in his local Korea.

In keeping with the Excursion, An has “cooperated absolutely” during the method and authorized the suspension. He’s eligible to go back to play on Dec. 1, 2023.

In a commentary posted on Instagram, An defined that whilst coping with a head chilly, it was once prompt by way of his mom that he take a drugs from Korea that helped her via equivalent signs.

Byeong Hun An/Instagram

Byeong Hun An/Instagram (Byeong Hun An/Instagram)

“I took this drugs with out checking its contents first handiest to later in finding that it contained a substance this is prohibited below the PGA TOUR’s anti-doping program,” An mentioned. “It was once the one time I used this medicine and not at all did I take it to achieve a aggressive benefit.

“I be apologetic about no longer being extra thorough in my decision-making and take complete accountability for my movements. I would love to thank the PGA TOUR for supporting me right through this procedure and stay up for returning to pageant within the new yr.”

An, 2009 U.S. Novice champion, is these days ranked 53rd within the Reputable International Golfing Score and has earned $3,231,760 this season. He was once forty fourth within the FedEx Cup standings right through the 2022-23 PGA Excursion season with 12 top-25 finishes in 31 begins, which incorporated runner-up standing on the Wyndham Championship and tied for 3rd on the Genesis Scottish Open.


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