One of many golfers who obtained a PGA Tour suspension on Friday has revealed that simply $116.20 led to his three-month ban. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The fixed enlargement of authorized sports activities betting within the US has put a highlight on athletes. Many individuals concerned in skilled sports activities have obtained bans for violating the betting coverage of their respective leagues.
One of many newest suspensions of this sort got here on Friday when the PGA Tour introduced that Vince India and Jake Staiano, each golfers on the Korn Ferry Tour, obtained six-month and three-month bans, respectively, for betting offenses.
4 wagers with stakes totaling simply $116.20
Showing on the “Any Given Cash” podcast, Staiano has shed some gentle on the matter. The 27-year-old defined that it was 4 wagers with stakes totaling simply $116.20 that led to his suspension.
One in every of these was a $25 wager in 2021 for Bryson DeChambeau to birdie a par 5 gap throughout a PGA Tour occasion. The opposite wagers had been on the identical participant when he performed a televised one-on-one match in November 2021 in opposition to Brooks Koepka. Staiano didn’t assume this was a violation because it was an exhibition and although he was not taking part in both time, the PGA Tour prohibits gamers from wagering on any affiliated occasions.
Staiano mentioned that he first spoke with an investigator a couple of potential violation in Could 2023 earlier than studying about his suspension in September. He labeled it as “career-altering” and doesn’t need others to make the identical mistake.