DraftKings Becomes Sports Betting Partner To Two Key Golf Tournaments

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As the sports betting world becomes more and more mainstream around the nation, a couple of the PGA Tour’s stops have teamed up with DraftKings Sportsbook to join in on the action.

DraftKings has been named the first, and here’s the official long titles, ‘Betting Operator of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational’ set Aug. 5-8, 2021 at TPC Southwind as well as the first ‘Official Betting Operator of The Northern Trust’ set Aug. 19-22, 2021, at Liberty National Golf Club.

Whew, that’s a lot to digest.

But the bottom line is DraftKings is coming full force into the world of golf.

The first event, the WGC tournament, will feature around 75 of the world’s best golfers in an invitation-only event. It will be an impressive spot for a site like DraftKings to step in.

The Northern Trust event will bring together the top 125 of the world’s top-ranked players in the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Those top 125 players will be on hand and that gives DraftKings an impressive spot to showcase themselves. With players fighting for their share of the $9.5 million purse as well as a chance to advance by being in the top 70 after week’s end, DraftKings’ move puts them in the spotlight at an ideal time.

And while DraftKings has already made an impact by signing Bryson DeChambeau as a spokesperson, the betting site isn’t stopping there.

DraftKings Growth In The Golf World

They recently announced plans for an on-site sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona depending on approval. Add in a sponsorship deal as the Official Daily Fantasy Game and Official Betting Operator of the PGA Tour, it’s safe to say DraftKings is moving up the leaderboard in the golf world in a big way.

They are also reaching out to the fans on-site as well. They will have DraftKings House at both tournament sites…hospitality areas that will invite fans to relax in well-appointed areas with televisions to help keep an eye on sporting events going on around the world…as well as, possibly, their betting action.

There will also be premium food and beverage options, free Wi-Fi and phone chargers that will make the tournament the perfect place to watch the PGA Tour’s best pros live and in person….while enjoying all the comforts of home.

At TPC Southwind, the DraftKings House will be situated front and center–right beside the 18th green giving fans some of the best views as players finish up their rounds.

At Liberty National, the DraftKings House will be between the 15th green and 16th fairway giving fans great views of the action as the action comes down the stretch.

In a release, Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer at DraftKings, said the company is excited by its latest venture.

“We look forward to providing fans an unparalleled experience at Liberty National and TPC Southwind,” he said.

Overall, DraftKings’ moving into the golf world will open up more eyes to the golf betting world and that is a win-win for everyone involved…from golf fans to sports bettors.

About the Author

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 40 years in the sports-writing business. He's spent the past 18-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas including 10 years as a writer/editor with VegasGolfer Magazine. He also contributes to the GolfNow Network of websites and Las Vegas Golf Insider.

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