- Spectators watching live ‘can really affect play’
- Rise in US sports betting discussed by PGA Tour board
Rory McIlroy has warned that golf has to remain vigilant to the rise in sports betting in the US. He also confirmed the issue has been up for regular discussion at PGA Tour board level.
Jon Rahm claimed on Tuesday that the Tour will find it “extremely difficult” to stop fans with gambling interests from affecting events. At the BMW Championship on Saturday, two individuals were ejected after shouting at Max Homa as he putted out on the 17th hole. The calls related to a bet between friends.
Written by Ewan Murray at East Lake
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