PGA Tour expands its integrity program with new deals
Professional golf tour organiser enters into new deal with US Integrity and extends partnership with Genius Sports
The PGA Tour has expanded its integrity program by inking a new agreement with US Integrity and expanding its deal with data giant Genius Sports.
First started in 2018, the program covers all areas of competition and operations on the Tour, including players and their support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, as well as all Tour employees and the PGA Tour policy board.
The PGA Tour will extend its current work with Genius Sports to facilitate educational programs for the aforementioned groups to reinforce the Tour’s regulations and highlight the risks of betting-related corruption.
These courses will be made available worldwide and in multiple languages.
US Integrity will provide the PGA Tour with supplementary integrity-monitoring services via its proprietary dashboard to try and identify irregular contest-level, officiating and wagering patterns through data analysis.
Scott Warfield, PGA Tour VP of gaming, said: “US Integrity along with Genius Sports’ commitment to protecting our sport, as well as their proactive approach, will play a pivotal role in assisting our operations with monitoring sports betting across our Tours.”
Matthew Holt, founder and CEO of US Integrity, added: “We are looking forward to working with the premier golf tour in the world, featuring the biggest names. All our partners are committed to the highest integrity standards, and they are no exception.
“These types of partnerships help ensure sports betting integrity and strengthen the unique and proprietary anomaly-detection tools we have developed at US Integrity,” Holt concluded.
Genius Sports’ head of integrity partnerships, Stephen Thurley, noted that this extension would allow all parties to stay up to date with integrity measures.
“We are excited to partner with US Integrity as we look to continue ensuring the integrity of the PGA Tour,” he said.
“US Integrity along with Genius Sports’ commitment to protecting our sport, as well as their proactive approach, will play a pivotal role in assisting our operations with monitoring sports betting across our Tours.”