A Short Guide to Betting on Golf

Yes, betting on golf is actually a thing that exists, and you may be surprised at how many people choose this sport exactly to put their money on.

When betting on golf tournaments there’s 3 main wagers available to you:

Betting on the winner

This is analogical to money line bets. At the sportsbook you’ll find a list that may look similarly to this:
Tiger Woods +120
Jordan Spieth +170
Rickie Fowler +220
Rory McIlroy +250
Sergio Garcia +300
Dustin Johnson +450
Henrik Stenson +550
So, for example if you bet 30 bucks on Rory McIlroy and he wins, your return will amount to 750$

Betting on whether a golfer will rank in the top 3

Many sportsbook prepare an entry that is commonly referred to as Field to add to the odds spread. It includes all players taking part in the tournament, having minor chances of winning. Referring to the example above, see how this looks:
Tiger Woods +120
Jordan Spieth +170
Rickie Fowler +220
Rory McIlroy +250
Sergio Garcia +300
Dustin Johnson +450
Henrik Stenson +550
Field -100

Being compound, the field odds are lower, as if they happen to be successful, the bookie must pay off a few separate winning bets, instead of one.

Betting on a golfer ranking higher than another golfer

With this one you’re not concerned with who wins, you just care if someone finishes with better results than someone else. You’ll find odds like these for example:
Rickie Fowler -180
Henrik Stenson +130
If you think Fowler will outperform Stenson, you’ll have to bet 18$ for a chance to win 10$. On the other hand those who believe in Stenson can win 13$ for every 10 dollars they stake.

Additional bets

The tournaments allow a few other types of bets to spice up the game. Some of those include:

• A player’s point score
• Whether the first-round leader will actually win
• Whether there’ll be holes-in-one

Betting on golf is fairly simple, not to mention enjoyable. Experienced bettors often transition to golf betting as its basics are analogical to those of many other sports.