GOLF: US player banned for a year
American golfer Bhavik Patel has been hit with a one-year ban by the PGA Tour following a doping violation.
Patel confessed in a statement to a lapse of judgment regarding his use of an unnamed performance-enhancing drug.
He will not be eligible to return until October 7, having initially accepted a provisional suspension last year.
Patel says he regrets the decision and has learned from the experience.
He says he is looking forward to returning to competition later this year.
Patel was competing on the web.com Tour at the time of his indiscretion.
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