PGA Tour, DraftKings break ground on first-of-its-kind sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Five years ago, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan estimates, he would not have been able to envision opening a sportsbook at the site of one of his tour’s 48 annual tournaments. If he had, though, he would have known where it would be.

“This would have been the location I would have said,” Monahan said, standing at a barren construction site at the corner of Hayden Loop and Bell Road in Scottsdale. For years, this plot of land has served as the entrance to TPC Scottsdale, home of the WM Phoenix Open. In the fall of 2023, it will become home to a 12,000 square foot in-person sportsbook. On Monday, Monahan was on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony.

“We know this will elevate the peoples’ open to a new level,” Monahan said, moments after a ceremonial photo op with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and Scottsdale mayor David Ortega.

The sportsbook, which DraftKings estimates will provide 100 to 120 jobs, will be the first at a PGA Tour site.

A rendering of the new TPC Scottsdale DraftKings sportsbook. (Photo: PGA Tour)

On the surface, it seems like an unusual arrangement. Since sports betting began to be legalized in states across the country in 2018, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel have exploded in popularity due to the ease of access — bettors can place wagers at home, on mobile apps, in seconds. Arizona is among states that legalized the form of sports betting and also allows opening sports books at established sports venues. Since then, sports books have opened at Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns, and adjacent to Chase Field, home of the

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By: Theo Mackie
Title: PGA Tour, DraftKings break ground on first-of-its-kind sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale
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Published Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 11:00:41 +0000

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