Putt for dough, bet on the show could be the new slogan of the PGA Tour. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announced Saturday that the world’s No. 1 pro golf organization would offer betting on their events at their events beginning sometime in 2020.
Monahan made the announcement in Chiba, Japan at the $9.75 million Zozo Championship, the first PGA Tour stop ever held in that country.
A 2017 Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to legalized sports betting across all 50 U.S. states has all North American pro leagues wondering what to do about gambling. The PGA Tour is the first entity to opt to dive in with both feet.
“As it is becoming legalised by state in the US, you can either participate or not, and we feel smarter to be participating . . . versus letting others control it,” Monahan said in an interview with Agence France Presse (AFP).
PGA Tour Betting Sites in USA (Expected)
The PGA tour is working with IMG Arena to set up its betting software. We hope that US bettors will be able to place bets on PGA Tours golf odds at online sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Delaware, Michigan, New York (2020?), California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Colorado and other sports betting ready states.