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Harvard Medical Expert Criticizes PGA Tour, Calls Decision to Suspend Doug Barron for Doping 'Unreasonable, Unfair and Discriminatory'
Date:12/15/2009

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In a December 7 message to PGA Tour Commissioner Timothy W. Finchem, Whitehead offered to host a conference to bring the PGA Tour and Doug Barron together with some physicians with internationally-recognized expertise in this field to help professional golf construct sound Anti-Doping policies and procedures.

Commissioner Finchem has yet to respond to Whitehead's offer.

"The Whitehead proposal is a good, constructive idea that would both benefit the PGA Tour and help increase awareness of a surprisingly common yet poorly understood men's health issue," said Dr. Morgentaler. "I have informed him that I would be willing to participate and that I would gladly recommend other medical experts and encourage them to assist, too."

Whitehead reports that other leading experts in this specialized area of medicine have also expressed a willingness to participate.

Doug Barron has filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour, charging, among other things, discriminatory treatment under the Americans With Disabilities Law.

Both CEO Whitehead and Dr. Morgentaler stress that they have had no contact with Barron or with his doctor and are speaking out on the Barron suspension solely because the case illustrates the need to correct ignorance and misimpressions about

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