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The Open Championship In Association With Nikon

Turnberry will break new ground this week - the first drug-testing Open Championship.

And one of the first to be tested will be R&A chief executive Peter Dawson.

Explained Dawson: "I'll undergo the test tomorow morning because I want to see the process first hand.

"We are using the European Tour policy and procedure which involves a selection of players and the drug testing is going to take place during the championship."

To date, not a single European Tour player hs proved positive and Dawson is aware that "some people will wonder if it's all been a waste of time and worth continuing.

"But I would vote for continuing it at all times because you can never be complacent about these things."