19 Sep '17, 11pm

Why is the PGA Tour concerned about gambling? Because the potential problems are too great to ignore

Why is the PGA Tour concerned about gambling? Because the potential problems are too great to ignore

ATLANTA -- Earlier this week the PGA Tour announced what it’s calling an integrity program , an initiative that takes its longstanding policy prohibiting players from gambling to another level. The policy now extends to a player’s support team, tournament staff and volunteers, as well as tour employees. To track gambling on golf in real time, the tour has also hired London-based Genius Sports. On Tuesday, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said the move was a proactive one, and not reactive to a specific incident or larger concern. “Our brand is sacred and our brand has been established by the legends of the game and it goes back for decades,” he said. “We established this program not because we think there's a problem, it's just the world is dynamic, gaming is a reality in every sport. We think it's the right thing to do when your brand is as strong as ours is to really un...

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