Betting on Golf

The game of golf may seem a serene exercise to watch. The players take their time as they trudge from one hole to the next and line up their shot. Although golf unfolds at an unhurried pace compared to other outdoor sports, betting on the game provides a bit more pace and fun to the proceedings. The best part is that placing your bets on a game is as simple taking a swing at the golf ball.

Easy Rules

With a variety of betting options available to sports fans these days, it can sometimes be a bit confusing on which bet to place. Golf betting removes all the complications and offers a simple, straightforward path to placing a wager. There are three main rules:

  • You can bet on a particular golfer to win. For instance, if you feel that Rory McElroy is having a good tournament and will win it, simply place your wager on the player.
  • The second rule is that you can bet on a golfer to place in the top three. For instance, you could predict that Tiger Woods will make it to the final cut and place your wager on him.
  • The third and final rule is where things can get interesting. You can place a wager on a plyer finishing above another player. Here, the bet is not just about one player, but two. This increases the risk quotient to a certain extent but also provides a more entertaining reason to follow the game. For instance, if you think that Rory McElroy will finish one above Tiger Woods, then place the bet on the former.

Playing With The Odds

The rules of golf betting are simple enough for anyone to try. The real excitement, however, lies in the odds that a particular sportsbook offers. Watching the odds closely is the hallmark of an experienced bettor for they can also reveal the kind of bet that is best for you. A certain sportsbook may pay you less for choosing a winner over which player finishes in the top three. Studying the odds before placing your bets will start you off on the right track.

Bet On Grand Slams

The four major tournaments ‒The Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship ‒ offer some of the best opportunities to bet on the game, including wagers for final score of the winner and whether any golf will hit an elusive hole-in-one.