The PGA TOUR has named DraftKings an “Official Betting Operator” of two major upcoming golf tournaments.
The first of the two tournaments is the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee from Aug. 2-8.
The second is The Northern Trust, spanning Aug. 18-22 at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey.
DraftKings House delivers on-site hospitality
As part of this new agreement, both tournaments will feature an on-site hospitality suite called DraftKings House.
Any fan with a ticket to the day’s event can access the suite. DraftKings House features a restaurant complete with charging stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and live sports on flat-screen TVs.
At TPC Southwind, DraftKings House is located beside the 18th green and features an outdoor patio with a perfect view of golfers finishing their round.
With mobile betting in Tennessee, fans 21 and older can watch sports at DraftKings House and wager at the same time.
PGA TOUR Executive Director Darrell Smith commented on the ever-evolving options available to the sports industry now that sports betting is becoming legal.
“When the State of Tennessee legalized sports betting in the state last November, it opened the door for a number of new business opportunities in the sports industry. With the existing relationship between DraftKings and the PGA TOUR, integrating them into the Memphis market at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational was an easy decision. This sponsorship adds another on-site experience that caters to a variety of fans and we look forward to debuting it as we welcome the world’s best golfers back to Memphis.”
The Northern Trust facility is situated between the 15th green and the 16th fairway and incorporates a private VIP suite.
FedEx St. Jude Invitational begins next month
The World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational returns to TPC Southwind on Aug. 2. Fans looking to see the event in-person can purchase a daily grounds ticket for as low as $30.
Those with a grounds ticket get access to one specific day of action. Fans can explore the course, order food, and gain access to all public venues.
With DraftKings’ latest partnership, the new hospitality suite is included with the ticket.
Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer at DraftKings, said the following about bringing this new experience to Tennessee:
“DraftKings is proud to evolve and expand our presence into the golf space by continuing to build upon the existing relationship with the PGA TOUR. We look forward to providing fans an unapparelled experience at Liberty National and TPC Southwind.”
DraftKings Fantasy Golf World Championship
For golf fans that like to take part in daily fantasy sports, DraftKings is bringing its Fantasy World Golf Championship to The Northern Trust.
A total of 250 qualifiers will compete Aug. 5-8 for cash prizes and a shot to move on to the live final. The top 40 will compete live at the Northern Trust for the $1 million grand prize.
Over $4 million is guranteed throughout the entire championship.
Those who don’t qualify for the Fantasy Championship can compete for free during the live final in the FGWC Shadow Contest. The free contest puts up $20,000 in prizes.