This signing looks like a match made in golf betting heaven.
PointsBet, one of the nation’s top online gaming operators, and golf analyst Notah Begay have teamed up to form a partnership they are banking will help the golf betting world embrace diversity a little more.
Begay, who is Native American, won four times on the PGA Tour and also carded a 59 during his time on Tour. The Stanford graduate is a current analyst for NBC Sports and the Golf Channel.
And he’s not just a talking head. He knows his stuff when it comes to the world of golf and that’s what PointsBet is betting on.
About Notah Begay
Begay was a member of Stanford’s 1994 national championship golf team where he was also a first-team All-American. He shot a career-low 62 in that national championship event. That was one stroke off the Stanford record which is held by, no surprise here, Begay’s former teammate—some guy named Tiger Woods.
Now, Begay’s lending his name and Native American heritage to the world of golf betting as PointsBet keeps moving forward.
In a statement, Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA, said they are excited to bring Begay on board.
“We at PointsBet are thrilled to partner with Notah and continue to build upon our expertise in the game of golf,” he said. “Notah’s incredible knowledge of the game and his unique relationship across the country will serve our customers and ensure we are the premier sportsbook for golfers everywhere.”
In the same release, it was obvious Begay also looks forward to the relationship.
“I look forward to standing alongside a company that truly understands the unique and intrinsic values of golf but also recognizes the importance of community,” he said.
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This latest signing is the latest move that shows PointsBet realizes golf is making a definite impact in the gaming world. Their partnerships also include the PGA Tour, GolfNow, GolfPass, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, several golf associations in states and much more.
With more and more sportsbooks starting to focus on the world of professional golf…even if it’s just a little more here and there…it’s a sign the sport is starting to move closer and closer to the bright spotlight that shines on big-name sports leagues like the National Football League and Major League Baseball.
It’s time more and more bettors start checking on the stats of guys like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson…like they are used to checking on the numbers for players like Tom Brady, now Tampa Bay’s quarterback, and Shohei Ohtani, the Angels’ pitcher/designated hitter/outfielder.