Golf: Memorial to use high-tech badges to track spectators


Rory McIlroy at The Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village Golf Club, in Dublin, Ohio, in 2011. The Memorial will use RFID chips in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the July 16-19 PGA Tour event this year. — Ed Balaun (supergolfdude) on Visualhunt.com/CC BY-SA

The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, will use high-tech radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the July 16-19 PGA Tour event, Golf Digest reported on May 9.

The tracking system was just one of several measures that will be put in place to deal with the coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc with world sport and forced a reworking of the of the PGA Tour calendar.

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