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PGA Championship 2024: The PGA of America has the perfect fantasy game for casual golf fans

Editor's Note: This article is published in partnership with Read The Line, a Golf Digest content partner.


Andrew Redington

LOUISVILLE -- Attention on golf betting is growing like Scottie Scheffler’s bank account. Even if you haven’t gotten involved yet—or you’ve dabbled just a few times—this might be your week.

The next step for new and seasoned fans of the betting phenomenon is an innovative idea by the PGA of America. Inside the smartphone app for the 106th PGA Championship is a fantasy game. Less complicated than standard daily fantasy sports, it is equally engaging. The rules are simple: Pick one player from five different categories. There are points assigned for how well those players do. Unlike regular DFS contests (like on DraftKings or a site like PrizePools), this contest offers you the ability to change your team after the start of the tournament.

Here’s my point, the team I made and listed in the article and spoke about in the accompanying video had Scottie, Brooks, Rory, and Michael Block! That team can’t lose, and I didn’t leave any big names off the list. What combination will you take of the big three at Valhalla? Go play now and post it online.

I love this concept because it encapsulates the experience of making a bet on the tournament. There is no entry fee. The Grand Prize winner will receive a gift package from the PGA along with five runners-up. Picking players promotes getting more involved. Most of you who follow our daily betting content already bet. You should try it too and see how well you can do against a global cast of fellow competitors. Can you be crowned the best bettor? It’s a challenge for everyone who wants to enjoy the event.

Keep in mind, the contest closes Wednesday night before round one begins on Thursday. Get your entry in and see if you can call yourself the winner of the 106th PGA Championship!

Keith Stewart is a five-time award-winning PGA professional, a betting contributor and content partner with Golf Digest and founder of Read The Line, the premier on-site live golf betting insights service covering the LPGA and PGA TOUR. Subscribe to Read The Line’s weekly newsletter here and raise your golf betting acumen. Keith's winning content can also be found on Sports Grid, Bleacher Report and The Sporting News. Follow him on Twitter @readtheline_.