Players told not to bet on Open

Updated: July 16, 2014, 8:57 AM ET
By Bob Harig and Michael Collins | ESPN.com

HOYLAKE, England -- Among the perks for many Americans at Open Championships is the ability to place legal wagers on the competition.

Betting is a way of life in the United Kingdom, and various gambling establishments dot the landscape, including several within a few miles of this year's venue, Royal Liverpool.

But players are being told such places are off-limits, at least for bets on this week's Open. In a move believed to be a first, R&A officials have required competitors ...

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