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Bob Charles admits using deer-antler spray

Updated: January 31, 2013, 2:24 AM ET
Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Former British Open winner Bob Charles of New Zealand says he used and promoted a banned deer-antler spray for more than 20 years and is surprised to learn it contains a substance that violates golf's doping protocols.

The 1963 Open winner was a spokesman for the deer-antler product and used it daily over two decades.

He said he was "totally unaware of illegal substances ... being in the horn or the antler of the deer. I take one or two deer velvet capsules ...

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