Memorial Tournament to use high-tech badges to track viewers


The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, will use the frequency identification chips tech radio (RFID) in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the PGA Tour event 16-19 July, Golf Digest reported Saturday.

the tracking system was one of the measures that will be in place to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus that has wreaked havoc in world sport and forced a redesign of the PGA tour schedule.

Speaking of a “virtual Report Sport” conducted by Zoom Thursday by the Sports Commission Columbus Grand, director of Memorial Dan Sullivan tournament said a limited number of fans will be allowed on the course, but the movements would be limited and controlled.

other protocols, the report said Golf Digest include limit ticket sales, reducing capacity in the clubhouse and public collection structures, the elimination of all grandstands, providing facial coverings for staff and volunteers and take the temperature of everyone who enters the grounds.1

selling beer and fountain drinks will be banned for all transactions will be limited to credit cards.

“at any time, we can know the golf course how many people gather in a certain area,” said Sullivan.

“we will use this technology to ensure that we protect everyone around us, protect people sont inside these places and make sure that we monitor effectively and producing a tournament that everyone can be comfortable. “

The RFID hcomme it was used the last four years at the Memorial to monitor the inputs and outputs and identify choke points at Muirfield Village Golf Club, but will play a much larger role in the event this year.

the PGA Tour released a revised schedule in April. He stressed that the first four events will be played without spectators, beginning with the June 11-14 Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth , Texas.

in addition to Charles Schwab, other tournaments scheduled to take place without the fans are the RBC Heritage (18-21June) in Hilton Head, South Carolina; the Travelers Championship (June 25-28) in Cromwell, Connecticut; and conventional mortgage Rocket (2-5 July) in Detroit.

The first provisional preparation tournament for spectators is the John Deere Classic in July 9-12 àSilvis, Illinois followed by the Memorial.

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