2 Korn Ferry Tour golfers become latest professional athletes to be suspended for sports betting

October 27, 2023 4:10 PM
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  • Associated Press
October 27, 2023 4:10 PM
  • Associated Press
  • United States

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two members of the Korn Ferry Tour were suspended for three-to-six months Friday for placing bets on PGA Tour competitions, making them the latest professional athletes to be disciplined for sports betting.

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Vince India and Jake Staiano, golfers on the PGA Tour’s developmental feeder, violated the “Integrity Program” by making the wagers, the tour announced in a news release. Neither placed a bet on tournaments in which they were playing, the tour said.

India was suspended from PGA Tour-sanctioned competition for six months, with the suspension lasting from Sept. 18 through March 17, 2024. Staiano was suspended from Sept. 11 through Dec. 10.