Golf may seem like a slow game to some but there are actually many exciting moments. Also, due to the huge prize money involved and the thousands of spectators watching silently, the immense pressure the players are under can result in bets being unexpectedly won and lost. Golf is a great sport to bet on and one which provides many different betting options.
Golf Betting Markets
Due to the large size of the field in the majority of golf tournaments, it’s common for outsiders at big odds to finish in the top places and even win tournaments. Ben Curtis is one example of an outsider winning a major tournament when he claimed the 2003 British Open title at odds of 500/1!
There are several betting markets available on golf which gives punters an excellent choice when betting on any major tournament. Some common golf betting markets include:
Tournament Winner: Bet on the player to win the tournament. As well as the outright winner, you can also bet each way on players. Each way terms differ between bookies and between tournaments but an example would be the each way part of your bet would win if your selected player finishes in the top 6 places.
Top Player From A Country: Many bookies allow customers to bet on the top player from different countries. For example, you could bet on which British player will finish highest. American, Irish and European player markets are also often available.
Match Betting: Players are usually coupled up when competing in a tournament and you can often bet on which of the two players will win when competition against each other.
To Finish In The Top X Places: If you think a player stands a good chance of finishing in one of the top places but not confident of them winning the tournament, you can bet on them finishing in the top 5, 6 or other places which the bookie offers. This is an attractive bet when betting on other players than the clear favourite who is likely to win.
Hole In One: Betting on a hole in one to be made throughout the tournament is an exciting bet. Due to the unlikeliness of a hole in one occurring, you’re not able to bet on individual players but rather any player scoring a hole in one.
How To Watch Golf & Bet On It
Despite many bookmakers offering live streams of various sports, golf generally isn’t included. However, many major tournaments are available on certain TV channels allowing you to watch the event and bet using your PC or mobile device.
Other sports such as football, horse racing, snooker, tennis, darts and many more are available to stream and you can find a full list of upcoming events which you can watch directly through your online bookmaker account on our live sports streaming page.
Golf Betting Tips
As mentioned earlier, many players go into golf tournaments with very high odds due to the number of players competing in the tournament. However, it’s not uncommon for some of these players to finish in top places and if you know the sport, you may be able to find a lot of value in these outsiders.
WhichBookie provides free betting tips for golf tournaments as well as many other sports. All of our tips are researched by tipsters with in-depth knowledge of the sport and provided 100% free of charge to WhichBookie readers.
Best Odds For Golf
As there are so many players competing in golf tournaments, odds for these players can vary between bookmakers. This is especially true for outsiders on the tournament winner markets and so if you are looking to back one of these players, it is worth comparing the odds of several bookies to see which one is offering the best odds.
There are many reputable bookmakers online which we would recommend but our top recommendation is Bet365. Bet365 offer an excellent all-round betting service and are often found to be offering competitive odds compared to other top bookies. Customers can also take advantage of a range of betting offers and a comprehensive live streaming schedule for many sports.
Major golf tournaments take place in various parts of the world all year long. Below we have listed some of the biggest tournaments.
The Masters, or US Masters as it is sometimes known as outside of the US, is held every April at August National in Augusta, Georgia. It is the first of four major championships which take place each year.
The tournament was first played in 1934 and features slightly fewer players than other majors due to it being invitation-only.
The Masters is a prestigious golf tournament with the winner receiving a green jacket which is a tradition first introduced in 1949.
The US Open
The US Open is the third of the four major championships to take place in the year. The competition consists of 4 rounds of 18 holes at various courses with Jack Nicklaus, Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan sharing the record for the most U.S. Open victories, with four each.
The 2019 US Open was won by Gary Woodland who collected the winners prize of $2,250,000.
The Open Championship
The Open Championship is the oldest golf tournament in the world being established in 1860. It is also known and ‘The British Open’ and simply ‘The Open’. The tournament was originally held at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland but now takes place at various coastal courses in the UK.
The Open is the final of the four major golf championships of the year and takes place in July over four days
Tiger Woods has won The Open three times but the title for the most wins goes to Harry Vardon who has won it a total of six times.
The PGA Championship
The PGA Championship was the last of the four major golf championships to be played in the year prior to being rescheduled from August to May in 2019.
The championship is held at various courses around America with the 2019 event taking place at Bethpage Black Course in Long Island, New York when American golfer Brooks Koepka won the title for the 2nd consecutive year.
2020 Golf Calendar
|Jun 14||RBC Canadian Open||Ontario||7,800,000||1,404,000
|Jun 14||Charles Schwab Challenge||Texas||7,500,000||1,350,000
|Jun 21||RBC Heritage||South Carolina||7,100,000||1,278,000
|Jun 28||Travelers Championship||Connecticut||7,400,000||1,332,000
|Jul 5||Rocket Mortgage Classic||Michigan||7,500,000||1,350,000
|Jul 12||John Deere Classic||Illinois||6,200,000||1,116,000
|Jul 19||The Open Championship||England||10,750,000||1,935,000
|Jul 19||Barbasol Championship||Kentucky||3,500,000||630,000
|Jul 19||Memorial Tournament||Ohio||9,300,000||1,674,000
|Jul 26||3M Open||Minnesota||6,600,000||1,188,000
|Aug 2||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational||Tennessee||10,500,000||1,820,000
|Aug 2||Barracuda Championship||Nevada||3,500,000||630,000
|Aug 9||PGA Championship||California||11,000,000||1,980,000
|Aug 16||Wyndham Championship||North Carolina||6,400,000||1,152,000
|Aug 23||The Northern Trust||Massachusetts||9,500,000||1,710,000
|Aug 30||BMW Championship||Illinois||9,500,000||1,710,000
|Sep 7||Tour Championship||Georgia||n/a[h]||
|Sep 20||U.S. Open||New York||12,500,000||2,250,000
|Sep 27||Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship||Dominican Republic||3,000,000||540,000
|Nov 15||Masters Tournament||Georgia||11,500,000||2,070,000