The PGA TOUR have announced a new multi-year content and marketing relationship that designates DraftKings as the first-ever Official Daily Fantasy Game of the PGA TOUR.
“We are excited to partner with DraftKings, an industry leader in innovation and fan engagement, in this ground breaking step for the PGA Tour,” said Luis Goicouria, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President Media. “The partnership with DraftKings provides the TOUR with a unique opportunity to innovate in a new industry and to further engage our fans.”
DraftKings will activate the partnership by branding its daily fantasy golf contests as “PGA TOUR DraftKings Fantasy Golf”. By playing these contests, fans will have the opportunity to win cash prizes as well as an array of PGA TOUR prizes in the future, the PGA TOUR has stated in a Press release.
The offerings include Classic contests where fans choose six players each week on the PGA TOUR for their fantasy team all while staying under the designated salary cap. Showdown contests are also available, which requires players to compile a team of six while staying under the designated salary cap for a single round of a tournament. Players have the option to compete with other PGA TOUR fans or in private, fully customizable contests with friends and colleagues.
As part of the new relationship, PGA TOUR DraftKings Fantasy Golf players will have the ability to receive real-time video highlights for players in their respective line-ups. Other elements of this partnership will create expanded Draft Fantasy Sports specific content offerings, as well as allow for brand integration into both the PGA TOUR and DraftKings platforms. Lastly, the PGA TOUR and DraftKings will collaborate on a variety of real-time product enhancements via the PGA TOUR’s proprietary ShotLink data feed.
“Golf continues to grow in popularity among DFS players globally at DraftKings and is our fourth-largest sport in terms of engagement, out of 15 total offerings.” said Ezra Kucharz, chief business officer of DraftKings. “Our partnership with the PGA TOUR signals a mutual commitment to excellence in customer experience along with a new era in golf fandom and engagement.”
Fans can access PGA TOUR DraftKings Fantasy Golf on July 22, in time for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, by visiting www.draftkings.com or by downloading the DraftKings app via iOS and Android.