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PGA expands integrity program with partnerships


Golf’s PGA Tour has expanded its integrity program by entering into a new partnership with US Integrity and extending its existing deal with Genius Sports.

Established in January 2018, the PGA Tour Integrity Program covers all facets of competition and operations on the Tours overseen by the PGA Tour including players and their support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, all Tour employees and the PGA Tour Policy Board.

US Integrity will provide supplementary integrity-monitoring services via its proprietary dashboard to help proactively identify irregular contest-level, officiating and wagering patterns by conducting analysis across data sets.

The PGA Tour will continue to work with Genius Sports to facilitate tailored educational programs for players, caddies and officials. Educational workshops will focus on the risks associated with betting-related corruption, while custom e-learning modules are available to PGA Tour players around the world in multiple languages.

“We are excited to partner with US Integrity, as we look to continue ensuring the integrity of the PGA Tour,” PGA Tour vice president of gaming Scott Warfield 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.”

US Integrity’s chief executive and co-founder Matthew Holt added: “US Integrity’s mission is to provide conflict-free, best-in-class insights and compliance solutions to our clients. 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.”

Genius Sports’ head of integrity partnerships Stephen Thurley said that the partnership expansion would allow PGA Tour to stay up-to-date with integrity measures across the US.

“As the sports betting landscape rapidly evolves across the US, it is imperative that sports are proactive in protecting the integrity of their competitions,” said Thurley.

“This partnership ensures the PGA Tour continues to benefit from Genius Sports’ Bet Monitoring technology and Education services, as well as utilizing ‘Genius Intelligence,’ our ground-breaking fraud detection management system.”