Betting on golf most likely started as early as the game was played. It is an easy sport to wager on, especially between two players in a match up. While there is no concrete date as to when betting on golf started, we can reasonably presume that wagering of some form has been happening since its very existence.
Back in 2019, the PGA Tour embraced sports betting, which was a stark contrast to other professional sports leagues. Since then, golf has been one of the most popular sports bet on in the United States.
Today, golf has hit the mainstream when it comes to sports betting. Not only do all the major sports books offer golf betting, but sites like FanDuel and DraftKings offer Daily Fantasy Sports for golf in addition to traditional betting. There is now greater access to streaming tournament broadcasts, and even easier access to placing wagers.