Two Korn Ferry Tour players suspended for betting on PGA Tour events

The PGA Tour said neither Vince India and Jake Staiano placed bets on tournaments where they were participating. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

The PGA Tour announced on Friday that Korn Ferry Tour players Vince India and Jake Staiano have been suspended for violating the Tour’s Integrity Program.

India and Staiano placed bets on PGA Tour events, but neither bet on tournaments in which they were taking part.

India received a six-month suspension, effective from September 18, from PGA Tour-sanctioned events. Staiano, on the other hand, was given a three-month ban starting from September 11.

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The 34-year-old India finished 129th on the Korn Ferry Tour points list this season, participating in 22 events. In contrast, the 26-year-old Staiano played in only eight KFT tournaments in 2023 and finished 169th in points.

According to Golf Channel, both India and Staiano will not be participating in the final stage of PGA Tour Q-School happening from December 14-17.

The PGA Tour Integrity Program was established in 2018 following the Supreme Court’s invalidation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Its purpose is to prevent any form of corruption related to betting in PGA Tour competitions.


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