In what could be described as a marked departure from its earlier stance, pro golf’s top association has indicated it is now keeping an “open mind” about online sports betting.
During an interview with the Golf Channel, new PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan spoke positively about the tour’s future relationship with sports betting, noting that the golf organization is taking notes on what other sports have been doing as well as the trends in the industry.
“You look at DraftKings and FanDuel, you look at gaming in the international markets, there’s a lot of opportunity there. There’s some complexity, and that complexity has held us back from moving forward. But we will look at it and have an open mind towards it,” Monahan said, according to ESPN.
Details are a little short on what the PGA has done regarding sports betting, but the commissioner’s viewpoint—although not as liberal as NBA’s Adam Silver—shows how far the organization has come.