PGA Tour Suspends Byeong Hun An For Banned Substance Found in Cough Medicine

Byeong-Hun An
Byeong-Hun An looks on from the 4th hole during the first round of THE PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on Mar 11, 2021 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Byeong Hun An has been suspended from the PGA Tour for three months due to an anti-doping policy violation, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

According to the PGA Tour release, the Korean tested positive for a banned substance that was “contained in a cough medicine available over the counter in his native Korea.”

An will be eligible to return to play on Dec. 1, 2023.

An posted a statement to Instagram:

“In August, I was suffering from a head cold and cough. As my symptoms worsened, my mother suggested I take a widely available medication from Korea that had helped her through a similar ailment. I took this medicine without checking its contents first only to later find that it contained a substance that is prohibited under PGA Tour’s anti-doping program.

“It was the only time I used this medication and in no way did I take it to gain a competitive advantage. I regret not being more thorough in my decision-making and take full responsibility for my actions. I’d like to thank the PGA Tour for supporting me during this process and look forward to returning to competition in the new year.”



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