Golf Betting Returns To WV Sportsbooks, DraftKings Offers Charles Schwab Challenge Promos

Posted on June 10, 2020

The PGA Tour is back on the board at West Virginia sportsbooks.

After several months without any golf tournaments, players will take the course this weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

To celebrate, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering bettors several promotions. The online sportsbook has deals in place for both pre-match and live wagering.

Like with all sports, the golf schedule has been completely thrown off this season. With all sports stopping due to COVID-19, the world’s best golfers haven’t played in many meaningful tournaments this year.

Thankfully, golf fans did have a few betting opportunities during the slow period.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning teamed up to raise charity money for coronavirus relief funds. The Match: Champions for Charity collected an incredible $20 million for those in need.

Some of the tour’s other greats have also competed in special events, such as:

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Rickie Fowler

While those partially helped fill the void for the lack of sports, this week feels a lot different. Many of the top-ranked golfers are participating and available to bet on in this normal four-round tournament.

Although WV casinos have started slowly reopening, many of the retail sportsbooks are still shut down. Luckily, bettors in the state can always take advantage of the great mobile platforms available:

Let’s examine everything bettors need to know about DraftKings’ promos for this weekend’s PGA Charles Schwab Challenge.

DraftKings WV Golf Promos

DraftKings continues to be one of the best mobile betting apps because of how many promotions it consistently showcases. With the return of the PGA Tour, the online sportsbook has rolled out multiple ways for bettors to take advantage.

The initial promo listed is called Golf Stroke Special.

If you wager at least $25 on any golfer’s future to win the tournament, you’ll receive $2 back in Free Bets for every stroke your player finishes under par.

After opting-in to the promotion, bettors must put a minimum of $25 on any golfer to win to be eligible. This wager must be placed prior to the start of the event.

Participants will then get $2 back for every stroke under par their pick finishes. This means that if your golfer finishes with a score of eight-under-par, you’ll net $16 in Free Bets.

While your selection doesn’t need to win the tournament to earn your money back, they must make the cut. For those not as familiar with golf, making the cut means a golfer’s score is good enough to qualify for the weekend rounds.

The cut is created and enforced during the second round on Friday afternoon.

DraftKings customers are only permitted to place one qualifying bet. Of course, you’re able to wager on more than one player to win the Charles Schwab Challenge, however, only your first future will count towards the deal.

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DraftKings’ in-match betting promotions

The online sportsbook provides bettors even more ways to cash-in through two different in-match promos.

The first is eligible for all DraftKings users.

With Bet $20, Get $20, bettors will receive a $20 Free Live Bet after placing a minimum of $20 in live wagers on the golf tournament. The $20 minimum can be reached through several live bets, not just a single wager.

Customers are able to opt-in to this promo once per round over the entire event.

The only qualification is that your Free Bet includes odds of -250 or longer, such as -125 or +200.

This deal is offered throughout the Charles Schwab Challenge. Any free bets earned will expire at the end of the tournament.

DraftKings is giving new users an additional way to make more money.

The Odds/Even promotion allows bettors to wager on whether the event’s winner will have an odd or even score. Both options now have boosted odds of +500.

New customers must sign up for a DraftKings account and opt-in to the deal to qualify.

The max bet for this odds boost is $20, making the most you can win $100.

It’s available to wager on from the first tee off on Thursday, June 11, until the final group completes the 10th hole on Sunday, June 14.

The Charles Schwab Challenge will take place from Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Charles Schwab Challenge Betting Odds

Sportsbooks feature plenty of various betting markets for the first PGA Tour event in a long time. Besides putting action down on a golfer’s future, sportsbooks include a lot of tournaments and player props.

For instance, you’re able to bet on whether or not there will be an Albatross during the tournament. This means that a player scores one stroke better than an Eagle on a hole.

DraftKings lists the odds as Yes at +1600 and No with odds of -10000.

Other props allow you to decide how many strokes the tournament will be won by. DraftKings has the following odds on winning margin:

  • 1 Stroke +225
  • 2 Strokes +350
  • 3 Strokes +550
  • 4 Strokes or more +275
  • Playoff +400

There are also props based around the golfers. The Nationality prop bet lets you choose who will be the top player from each country.

DraftKings Sportsbooks shows the following odds on who will be the top American this weekend:

  • Justin Thomas +1000
  • Webb Simpson +1200
  • Bryson Dechambeau +1400
  • Dustin Johnson +1600
  • Brooks Koepka +1600
  • Xander Schauffele +1600
  • Patrick Reed +1800
  • Scottie Scheffler +2000
  • Rickie Fowler +2200
  • Tony Finau +2500
  • Matt Kuchar +2500
  • Collin Morikawa +2500
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Chris Imperiale covers sports betting and the online casino industries. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

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