Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The European Tour Will Not Accept Your Bets Anymore
If you've ever lived in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, you know one thing; betting isn't just an activity, it's a way of life. You can bet on ANYTHING, including how long you will live, and putting money down on sporting events is as popular as a pint during a football match.
But things have been tweaked on the European Tour concerning bets. No more bets will be allowed by any player or caddie participating in the event they're betting on, something that sure seems like it should have been implemented about 25 years ago, right?
According to the AP ...
So is this policy directed mainly at caddies?
“Not at all,” David Garland, director of tour operations said. “We know the caddies have a range of small bets. It’s just making them aware that it can lead to other things. They’ve got to realize caddies are an integral part of the golfer’s team. They can influence, and they need to be aware of this policy.”
So, if you play on the European Tour, and you're signed up for an event, you are strictly forbidden from putting a quid down on yourself to finish in the top-10. Or on Tiger Woods. Can't do that either.