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PGA Tour event will track fans’ movements, report says

Memorial Tournament will distribute high-tech badges with a radio-frequency-identification chip in an effort to maintain a healthy spacing, Golf Digest reports

Reported: By Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski, that the Memorial Tournament will track fans’ movement with high-tech badges in a bid to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. A radio-frequency-identification chip, known as an RFID, will be included in tournament badges so that officials can help maintain a healthy spacing on the grounds at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, according to the report. Dan Sullivan, Memorial’s executive director, outlined a number of safety measures in a recent virtual information session. Foremost among the reported moves, the Memorial will limit ticket sales to an undisclosed number, tighten capacity in the clubhouse and public structures, eliminate grandstands, supply face masks for staff and volunteers and take the temperature of anybody on the course grounds. The tournament is scheduled for July 16-19, the seventh event on the PGA Tour’s revised 2020 schedule. The first four tournaments will prohibit fans. The Tour, suspended since March 12, is scheduled to restart its season June 11 with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

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