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Tour, PGA issue statements on controversial Indiana law

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Last week Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law, an act that some say could give Indiana businesses the right to refuse service to LGBT customers.

Although Pence said on Sunday the media coverage and opposition of the law has been “shameless rhetoric,” many leading sports leagues have denounced the law including NASCAR, the NCAA, NBA and WNBA.

On Tuesday, the PGA Tour issued a statement regarding the law: “The PGA Tour has a strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment for all at every event it operates and sanctions. The Tour will continue to promote these principles in every community we visit.”

The Tour will host two Tour events in Indiana this year, the United Leasing Championship in Newburgh next month and the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne in September.

The Senior PGA Championship is also scheduled to be played in Indiana (French Lick) in May. The PGA of America released the following statement: "The PGA of America is strongly committed to inclusion in all we do."