OPENING SHOT

The most interesting element of the PGA Tour's signal that it will embrace sports betting (should it be legalized federally) is commissioner Jay Monahan's support which is now doubtless after confirmation that Tour sponsors share his view. 

“You have keep in mind that betting is happening right now, with illegal black markets and offshore betting, and we don’t have any exposure to what is happening. If it’s legalized and regulated, you get to a point where you can better ensure the integrity of your competitions. You can provide adequate protection for consumers, which doesn’t exist today." 

Your Editor, Ben Alberstadt
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