How To Bet On The PGA In Arizona

Arizona sports betting is officially live, giving sports bettors plenty of opportunities to bet on the most popular PGA tournaments.

The state of Arizona offers retail sportsbooks and the availability to use mobile apps to place wagers on the four PGA championships (the PGA Championship, the Master’s Tournament, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship) and a number of popular tournaments like Arizona’s very own Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Due to the state hosting one of the biggest PGA tournaments of the year, betting on the PGA is expected to be successful in Arizona.

3 Best Sportsbooks For PGA Betting In Arizona

Even though PGA betting isn’t as popular as some other sports such as football, there are some Arizona sportsbooks that offer the best odds on the sport, including the four PGA Championships.

DraftKings signed a deal with the PGA and TPC Scottsdale to offer sports betting in Arizona. They also come out with odds for all PGA Championships, including the Open Championship, which takes place in July.

FanDuel is offering a retail sportsbook location in downtown Phoenix as well as access to its app. They offer some of the best odds out there on the PGA Championship, which takes place in June.

WynnBET launched thanks to a partnership with the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The sportsbook offers futures odds on the Master’s Tournament, which is held every April in Georgia.

Where Can You Bet On The PGA In Arizona? 

A number of sportsbooks have already signed on to offer sports betting in Arizona, all of which offer the chance to bet on PGA tournaments and championships. As the launch of Arizona sports betting is finally here, more sportsbooks are expected to open across the state such at Betway and Golden Nugget.

Arizona Online Sportsbooks For Golf Betting

As of now, sports bettors in Arizona have a handful of sportsbook apps to choose from, but more will launch in the near future.

DraftKings is one of the betting hot spots for golf after it partnered with the PGA and TPC Scottsdale.

FanDuel launched after a partnership with the Phoenix Suns and Bally Bet formed a deal with the Phoenix Mercury to launch soon.

Caesar’s partnered up with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Carlos Apache Tribe inked a deal with WynnBET. Both apps are currently live.

Arizona Retail Sportsbooks For Golf Betting

The partnerships between local sports franchises and casinos with sportsbooks also includes retail sportsbooks.

TPC Scottsdale is planning on opening a DraftKings sportsbook on the 19th hole of the course in Scottsdale. Complete with food, drinks, and televisions, the sportsbook will be open daily. The expected opening date is in 2023.

FanDuel opened a sportsbook inside the Footprint Center. This gives bettors the opportunity to enjoy food and drinks while watching the game and placing bets. The sportsbook is also open daily.

Right next to the Phoenix Suns Arena, the Phoenix Mercury and Bally Bet plans to open a sportsbook in downtown Phoenix.

Caesars’ deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks includes opening a sportsbook bar right next to Chase Field, where they will offer a place for sports lovers to eat, drink, watch sports, and wager on games. This should open in 2022, but betting windows are now available.

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has two casinos in Arizona, both are expected to open a WynnBET sportsbook at some point. Unibet also just announced a partnership with the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, which operates the Paradise Casino in Yuma.

Online Sportsbooks Taking Bets On The PGA In Arizona

The following sports betting apps are live in Arizona:

  •   Barstool Sportsbooks
  •   BetMGM
  •   Caesars
  •   DraftKings
  •   FanDuel
  •   TwinSpires
  •   Unibet (Kindred Group)
  •   WynnBET

Popular PGA Tournament Bets

The PGA hosts several tournaments and championships throughout the year, but some are more popular than others.

The PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is one of four major PGA championships. The 2021 PGA Championship was held at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and the winner was Phil Mickelson, making history as the oldest player to win the championship. Since Mickelson went to Arizona State University, he is known as a golf legend in Arizona.

Mickelson winning the championship was a surprise for everyone, including sports bettors. Before the tournament, FanDuel had Rory McIlroy as the favorite to win and Mickelson at +28000 to win it. After the third round, Mickelson was at +300 to win. 

Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place every February at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Known as drawing the biggest and loudest crowd, it is one of the more fun and laidback tournaments, bringing in celebrities from all over. And the winner still receives a nice payout at $1.2 million. Brooks Koepka is the latest golfer to win the tournament.

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am takes place just one week before the Waste Management Phoenix open, at the end of January and beginning of February. The tournament is held at the stunning Pebble Beach golf course in California. The course is so popular, it has hosted a total of six U.S. Opens. The latest player to bring home the $1.3 million payout and the trophy was 2021 winner, Daniel Berger. 

The Players Championship

Every March, the Players Championship takes place at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The course is known as one of the most difficult courses and the tournament is for only the top golfers. The payout is $2.25 million and the 2021 winner was Justin Thomas.

The Open Championship

As one of the oldest tournaments, the Open Championship is another of the four major PGA championships. It is held at various locations throughout the U.K. every July.

Jordan Spieth was the last American to win the Open Championship back in 2017. He was at +1800 to win this year.

Caesars Odds 

Jon Rahm +850

Rory McIlroy +1100

Dustin Johnson +1200

Phil Mickelson +6000

What Kinds Of Bets Can Be Placed On PGA

The most popular bet on golf is simply betting on who you think will win. Other popular bets include place bets, matchup bets, daily bets, live bets, futures bets, and prop bets. 

Place Bets

This bet is when you bet on a specific player to not necessarily win the tournament but to finish in either the top five, ten, or even 20. 

Matchup Bets

If you want to be on a player to beat another player, this is a matchup bet. It doesn’t matter which place these players finish. 

Daily Bets

Since golf tournaments take place over several days, sports bettors can make daily bets. This is when you bet on which player will have the day’s lowest score.

Live Bets

Live bets are popular in golf because the tournament consists of multiple rounds. This means you can place a bet while the tournament is currently going on. Live bets are usually placed at the end of the rounds.

What Is A PGA Futures Bet

A futures bet is when you bet on a tournament that takes place in the future. These bets allow bettors to make their picks months in advance.

For example, maybe a player is +3000 to win the U.S. Open in June. If you think that player is going to go on a hot streak, you can place a bet on him. Even if the player’s odds change to +1000 right before the tournament, you still placed the bet on the player at +3000.

Futures bets can be made on all PGA tournaments and championships and are available as soon as the sportsbooks release their odds.

How To Place Prop Bets On The PGA

Since golf consists of so many different players, there are several different types of prop bets in golf.

Some popular prop bets include:

  • If there will be a hole-in-one
  • Will the winner come from the last group
  • Which player will make the first par
  • Location of where tee shots will land
  • The winner’s nationality
  • The number of players who will finish under par 

Each tournament’s set of prop bets can differ, so always check before the tournament, since live bets on prop bets are not allowed. 

How The PGA Betting Odds Are Calculated

Just like other major sports such as football and basketball, PGA odds are calculated the same way. Using American odds, sportsbooks use plus (+) and minus (-) for the PGA.

This means that the plus is the amount you will win after betting $100. The minus is how much you need to bet to win $100.

For example:

Daniel Berger +150

Phil Mickelson +250

So, if you bet $100 on Daniel Berger and he wins, you will win $150. If you decideOpenbet $100 on Phil Mickelson and he wins, you win $250. Note that most golf odds are plus numbers.

Since golf isn’t a team sport, the player’s recent performance history is the main impact on sportsbook odds. The goal is to attract bettors to take a chance, so golf odds are a little more unique compared to other sports. 

How To Bet On PGA In Arizona

Betting on the PGA can be done easily on your mobile phone. Start by browsing all legal and licensed sportsbooks in Arizona, such as DraftKings. You may want to look into a couple of different sportsbooks to know your options.

  • Once you choose the sportsbook you want, such as DraftKings, download the app through the Google Play Store or the App Store.
  • Then, register with DraftKings by providing basic information and verifying your age and location.
  • Next, deposit funds using a debit card, credit card, or e-wallet like PayPal.
  • Take a look at any bonus offers available.
  • Start making bets on the PGA!

PGA Partnerships In Arizona

A partnership between DraftKings and TPC Scottsdale was one of the very first partnerships to form in Arizona after the sports betting bill was legalized in April.

Not only does the partnership include the availability of the DraftKings app, which is now live, but a retail sportsbook is also in the works.

The opening date is set in 2023.  DraftKings plans on opening a sportsbook on the 19th hole of TPC Scottsdale. This is one of the most popular courses in Arizona and the country, is known to host the Waste Management Phoenix Open with the loudest crowd in golf.

PGA Betting FAQs

How popular is the PGA in Arizona?

Since Arizona is home to one of the biggest PGA tournaments of the year, the PGA is pretty popular in Arizona. There are also several award-winning golf courses in the state, making it a prime location for golf.

Is it legal to bet on the PGA in Arizona?

Yes. Those in Arizona are allowed to make bets on the PGA.

Do all sportsbooks offer PGA betting in Arizona?

Yes. All legal sportsbooks in the state of Arizona allows PGA betting.

Does the PGA have any partnerships with Arizona sportsbooks?

Yes. The PGA and TPC Scottsdale partnered with DraftKings to offer sports betting through the DraftKings app and at a retail sportsbook.

Where can Arizona residents bet on the PGA?

Arizona residents can bet on the PGA at all legal retail sportsbooks such as FanDuel at the Footprint Center. Mobile sportsbook apps also offer bets on the PGA.

A DraftKings retail sportsbook will open at TPC Scottsdale in 2023.

Where can I bet on the PGA Championship in Arizona?

At any legal retail sportsbook or through a legal sportsbook app. The most popular sportsbook for the PGA Championship will most likely be DraftKings due to its partnership with the PGA and TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.

About the Author

Calli Varner

Calli is the editor and senior contributor of ArizonaCasinos.com. As a football fanatic and lifelong resident of Arizona, she proudly cheers on the Arizona Cardinals. But her heart belongs to her number one team, the Kansas City Chiefs. (Go Chiefs Kingdom!) You can follow Calli on Twitter at @CalliDoesSports.