Mastercard Brings Apple Pay to the PGA Tour Phoenix Open

Alex Spencer

apple payGolf fans attending the Phoenix Open will have the chance to pay for their food and drinks using Apple Pay, as part of a wider rollout on the 2015 PGA Tour.

Tournament sponsor Mastercard has partnered with catering company Prom Management to enable contactless payments at concession stands around the course's 16th hole.

To encourage usage of the payment service, Mastercard is also offering anyone who makes a purchase at the event with Apple Pay the chance to win one of its 'Priceless Surprise' customer rewards.

“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, US emerging payments, at MasterCard. “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.”