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Golf Betting: Understanding the Sport and Bet Types

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Last updated on July 12th, 2022


Betting on professional golf is one of the best ways you can earn money while enjoying the experience. Golf has a long history, and the support it has accumulated comes as no surprise when people get to see the sport in action, be it on television or during the events themselves.

 

With most of the betting markets for golf being fairly straightforward, it’s certainly not hard to get your head around them. Learn the most popular ones, get golf betting tips, and prepare your golf betting strategies accordingly.

 

By keeping all these things in mind, golf is a fantastic sport that you will have fun betting on. Start trading the right way and log in to your sports betting account. Register now if you don’t have one yet and be on your way to becoming a successful trader.

 

 

Types of Golf Bets 

 

If you want to bet on golf, there are two ways in which you can do this: going to your local sportsbook to place your bets or making bets online. If you pick the latter, there are so many sportsbook websites you can choose from. 

 

But before that, here are some winning golf bets you can consider:

 

  • To Win Bets

This is the most simple and is often available on many new sports betting websites. This is a bet on who you think will be the outright winner in a golf matchup.

 

If you think that Tiger Woods is going to win an upcoming tournament, you can place a “to win” bet on him. If he wins, you win the bet. It is as simple as that.

 

  • Versus the Field Bets

This is also a popular golf bet because it allows you to bet on everyone else except for certain golfers. This can be the right bet when there is one golfer who is performing poorly in a tournament.

 

You’ll have the option of betting on anyone else to win except that denoted golfer. It doesn’t matter who wins as long as the denoted golfer doesn’t win. 

 

  • Head to Head Bets

This bet is advantageous when you have the statistics of golf players. Because rather than betting on who you think will win the tournament, you will be choosing between the player matchups set by online sportsbooks. 

 

Types of Golf Bets

 

Each lineup will have a favourite and underdog player and you will have to pick which of the two will have a higher score, either at the end of the round or the full tournament. 

 

Let’s say for a PGA Tour competition, your betting site sets a line between Jon Rahm vs Cam Smith for the overall tournament. If you bet on Cam Smith, he must have a better score overall after the tournament for your head-to-head golf bet to win.

 

  • First-round Leader Bets

First-round leader bets are another popular choice among punters. That’s because the odds are good and you only have to wait for the first round to finish to get results.

 

You only have to predict which player will finish at the top after Round 1. If you know your stuff and can identify players who start rapidly then you can put yourself in a nice position to profit.

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