Euro Tour to players: Yell 'fore' or face discipline

The European Tour put pen to paper this weekend to remind its members that on-course safety is of great importance – especially the safety of those attending the event.

The Tour circulated a memo at the Turkish Airlines Open informing players that incidents of spectator injury are on the rise, and that players are expected to increase their use of “fore” as a verbal warning whenever a shot goes awry:

The stakes were raised at the memo’s conclusion, where players were informed that they could face disciplinary action in the event that their lack of warning leads to an on-course injury.

The details of any such punishment remain a mystery, but expect to hear from plenty of vocal competitors next week when the circuit heads to South Africa for the Nedbank Golf Challenge.