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PGA tightens security at Dell Match Play in wake of Austin bombings

20 March 2018 17:40

The PGA is tightening security at the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas, this week in the wake of four unsolved bombings in the city this month.

Two people have been killed and several others injured in the bombings that police believe is the work of a serial bomber.

The PGA Tour issued a statement saying its security detail is working with the FBI and local law enforcement.

“While we do not comment specifically on security measures, the safety and security of our players and fans is, and always will be, our top priority," said a PGA Tour statement released to the Golf Channel. 

"Our security advisors at the Tour are working in close collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to monitor, review and evaluate the situation and implement procedures as needed.

"We encourage all spectators to review the PGA Tour's bag policy and prohibited items list, available at www.dellmatchplay.com, prior to arriving at the tournament."

Austin resident Dylan Frittelli, who is playing in the Match Play for the first time this week, told the Golf Channel that he noticed heightened security at Austin Country Club on Sunday.

“I was out here [Sunday]; typically that's the most relaxed day. But they had security officials on every corner of the clubhouse and on the exterior, as well," Frittelli said.

"It was pretty tough to get through all the protocols. I'm sure they'll have stuff in place."

 

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