Tour and News

R&A asks players to sign no-gambling waiver at British Open

Photo: Scott Heppell/Associated Press

Tiger Woods is now a 15/1 favorite to win the British Open

Players at this week's British Open are being required by R&A officials to sign a no-gambling waiver stating they will not place bets on the tournament, according to a report from ESPN's Bob Harig and Michael Collins. Sports gambling is legal in the United Kingdom.

One player representative, who did not want his name revealed, said: "There's probably ... at least 30 guys in violation [of the no-bet waiver] already, and that number will be bigger by Thursday."

The PGA Tour and European Tour have rules that ban players from gambling on tournaments, but that traditionally didn't stop golfers from doing it at the British Open. Caddies were not required to sign a waiver.

RELATED2014 British Open Tee Times | British Open Odds

PHOTO GALLERY: The best shots from the 2014 British Open

For more news that golfers everywhere are talking about, follow @si_golf on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube video channel.


More From the Web

More Tour and News

The most trusted name in sports is now the easiest way to stay informed—no matter where you are. At home, at work, or on the go, we have you covered.
check it out
This Way To…
Our one-touch menu gives you easy access to your favorite writers and sports, special sections, and more.
go deep…
Use this strip to access scores, schedules, or to lean back and enjoy our iconic photos and videos, daily live shows, and more.
then take a scroll…
We have more great content than ever.