Player speculated that as many as 10 players from all the tours are on something.
Golf has been slow to jump on the drug-testing bandwagon, be it for steroids or recreational use.
A day ago, Mickelson said he doubted there was even a "remote chance" any golfer was taking steroids.
Woods jokingly said the only thing golfers might test positive for was being "hung over."
With yesterday's rain chasing most golfers from the course early, reaction to Player's comments was hard to come by. That should change today now that Player has cast such a shadow of suspicion.
In light of how the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie turned out, ever wonder if winner Paul Lawrie
and meltdown artist Jean Van de Velde
have talked about it over a pint?
No, they haven't.
"That conversation has never taken place, and I wouldn't imagine it ever would," Lawrie said this week. "Had it been myself and Al Forsyth and that might be the case, we might sit and chat about it. But Jean and I aren't in that circle very often. We're not real sort of go-out-for-dinner friends."
Because of a knee injury, Jose Maria Olazabal has withdrawn, replaced in the field by American Tom Pernice, the next alternate on the list.
- Joe Logan