Is CBD helping Golfers?
August 5, 2019
Was Phil Mickelson spotted using CBD oil at The Masters?
Judging by the video posted by fans on social media, Mickelson, 49, used a pipette to drop an unidentified liquid in his mouth while on the par-4 11th hole at Augusta National where he went on to finish tied 18th.
CBD – short for Cannabidiol- is a liquid extracted from the flowers and buds of the hemp plant.
Under the PGA Tour Anti-Doping Program, CBD oil is not considered a performance-enhancing drug or substance.
The World Anti-Doping Agency, which the PGA Tour models its program, removed CBD oil from its banned list of substances in September 2017.
There is also some speculation among golf fans that Tiger Woods was chewing CBD gum en route to winning The Masters.
Of being spotted chewing gum, Woods said: “Well, I’m chomping on this gum because I usually get hungry, I keep eating so much and it curbs my appetite a little bit, which is nice.”