Betting on PGA Tour, two players suspended

Two professional golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour have been suspended for betting on PGA Tour tournaments and violating the integrity program of the top American men's circuit.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Betting on PGA Tour, two players suspended
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Two professional golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour have been suspended for betting on PGA Tour tournaments and violating the integrity program of the top American men's circuit. These are Vince India and Jake Staiano, with the first suspended from 18 September to 17 March 2024 and the other suspended from 11 September to 10 December 2023.

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India, 34 years old with 176 matches played on the Korn Ferry Tour, the second American circuit, apologized on his Instagram profile admitting that he "knowingly violated the PGA's integrity program".

Not only the world of football, but also the world of golf sees professionals involved in betting, an increasingly social plague. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played.

They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.

The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.

In addition to rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the round with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.

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