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Suspended: By the PGA Tour, for violation of its Anti-Doping Policy, Brad Fritsch. In a statement released Monday, the Tour said that Fritsch self-reported the use of performance-enhancing substances after having discovered that an ingredient in a supplement that he was using is prohibited by the Tour. Fritsch, 40, a Canadian who did not retain his exempt status from last season, was suspended for three months retroactively and will be eligible to return to competition on Feb. 28. The discipline comes less than one month after Mark Hensby was given a one-year suspension after he failed to provide a drug-testing sample (“In the news,” Dec. 12, http://bit.ly/2DaqckS). Fritsch is the fifth player known to have been suspended by the Tour for violation of the Anti-Doping Policy, which was enacted in 2008. In addition to Hensby, Doug Barron, Bhavik Patel and Scott Stallings also were disciplined.