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PGA Tour’s Ohio event to deploy RFID tracking to enforce social distancing

Getty ImagesOrganisers of golf’s PGA Tour Memorial Tournament in Ohio will use radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in spectator badges to maintain social distancing at the mid-July event. Tournament director Dan Sullivan told Golf Digest that a small group of marshals on the grounds would have access to the tracking information so they can disperse congested areas if necessary. Coronavirus: News, views and insights during the Covid-19 pandemicThe pass technology is one of several measures Sullivan is putting in place to maintain safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament will not erect grandstands for fans and all onsite staff will wear face masks. Event attendees will be limited and those onsite will have their temperatures taken. The tournament will also make hand sanitiser widely available, fountain drinks will not be offered and only credit or debit card transactions will be permitted.

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