Byeong Hun An suspended by PGA Tour for 3 months for banned substance

The PGA Tour has suspended Byeong Hun An for 3 months for violating the tour’s drug coverage.

The 32-year-old, who’s ranked No. 53 within the Official World Golf Rating, examined optimistic for a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Company that was included in cough drugs present in his native South Korea.

“An examined optimistic for a substance prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Company contained in a cough drugs accessible over-the-counter in his native Korea,” the PGA Tour mentioned in an announcement from Commissioner Jay Monahan.

“He has cooperated absolutely with the tour all through the method and accepted his suspension.”

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An’s profession historical past

An has by no means received on the PGA Tour. His first victory got here on the Korn Ferry Tour on the LECOM Suncost Traditional final season.

He additionally received the BMW PGA Championship on the DP World Tour in 2015.

He was the 2009 U.S. Beginner champion and completed forty fourth in FedEx Cup standings in the course of the 2022/23 PGA Tour season.

This season An had 31 begins and completed inside the highest 25 on 12 events. His finest efficiency got here on the Wyndham Championship the place he completed tied for second, two photographs behind winner Lucas Glover.

He additionally completed tied for third on the Genesis Scottish Open in July.

An earned $3.2 million in the course of the season, whereas he has collected greater than $13 million throughout his time on the PGA Tour.

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