Golf Betting Guide

There are almost too many golf tournaments to keep track of during the calendar year, but this means there are many betting possibilities to consider. You are never going to be short of an event to bet on, that’s for sure.

With this in mind, here are four tips to getting started in the world of golf betting.

Look beyond the majors

As already mentioned, there are many tournaments to bet on in golf. Of course, the four major tournaments are worth a look but you should look beyond these when you can. Cast an eye over the players taking part in less high-profile PGA or European tour events.

Bet on failure

Perhaps more so than in any other sport, top players can have a bad day. When it isn’t your day on the golf course, anyone can beat you. Nobody is too good to be the whipping boy. With this in mind, how about you bet on one of the world’s top players not making the cut every now and then?

You will get good odds on Tiger Woods failing to make the cut at the US Open for example, so it is surely worth a couple of quid. Especially if you are happy watching the American struggle!

Cast an eye over the world rankings

Your betting doesn’t have to be tournament specific. The world rankings are changing quite a bit at the moment and perhaps it is worth backing someone to be World No.1 at the turn of the year. Who do you think will finish strongest out of Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Phil Mickelson? Put your money where your mouth is.

If you have heard of a young player on the circuit too, someone who has the ability to be world-class, why not back them to be a top ten player at some stage during their career? Take your time by assessing the field and make your choice.

Back the outsider

In football, there is no way that San Marino will ever win the World Cup. In cricket, there is no way Kenya will ever be the best team in the world. In get the idea.

The beauty of golf though is that players can come from nowhere to win a major tournament. So, why not pick a player you haven’t heard of available at long odds, do a bit of research on him and take a punt.

If you had done that for Simon Khan before the 2010 PGA Championship you would have been in the money as the player ranked 471 in the world shocked everyone by winning the tournament. Never rule anybody out in golf.

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