MasterCard has announced that it is bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour, starting with this week’s tournament, the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which kicks off January 29.
9to5Mac reports MasterCard will be offering attendees who use Apple Pay a chance to earn rewards through its Priceless Surprise program:
Food and beverage concessions at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open near the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale will be contactless enabled through a partnership with Prom Management Group, which provides catering to 38 professional golf tour events, allowing golf fans to make payments using Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way to pay. This will be the first PGA TOUR stop to accept Apple Pay, when it debuts for fans attending the tournament later this week.
The rewards being offered to customers during the PGA Tour will be available to MasterCard holders paying with Apple Pay available on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
“The tournament experience lends itself well to simple, secure payments so fans get through concessions and back to the tournament quickly,” said Matt Barr, Group Head, U.S. Emerging Payments, MasterCard. “We’re thrilled to partner with the PGA TOUR to bring contactless acceptance to stops on the 2015 schedule. Through our long-standing relationship with PGA TOUR we are constantly looking for opportunities to create enhanced spectator experiences both on-course and online, whether that’s through advanced payment capabilities or delivering surprises to fans.”
The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicks off on January 29th.