Two-time PGA Tour winner Matt Every has been suspended from the PGA Tour for three months after he violated a drugs policy by testing positive for cannabis.
The 35-year-old won the Arnold Palmer Invitational back-to-back in 2014 and 2015 but Every is now banned from playing on the PGA Tour until January 7th 2020.
The PGA Tour said in a statement: The PGA Tour announced that Matt Every has been suspended for a period of 12 weeks for a violation of the PGA Tour Conduct Policy for drugs of abuse. He will be eligible to return on Jan. 7, 2020. The Tour will have no further comment on the suspension at this time.
Every did not deny the claim but did state that he doesn't agree with the PGA Tour's policy, but he accepts that he has violated the rules.
"I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a drug that I have a legal prescription for in the state of Florida," Every said in a statement. "I have been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my physician whom has managed my medical for 30 years.
"For me, cannabis has proven to be, by far, the safest and most effective treatment. With that being said, I have no choice but to accept this suspension and move on. I knew what WADA's policy was and I violated it. I don't agree with it for many reasons, mainly for my overall well-being, but I'm excited for what lies ahead in my life and career."