Golf Betting and Odds
Bring your Wagering Skills to the Fore.
Not only is golf one of the most popular global sports, but it’s also one that boasts an incredibly engaged and knowledgeable fan base.
With these points in mind, it should come as no surprise that the typical golf audience loves nothing more than an informed flutter, with an estimated 81.1% of fans regularly wagering on tournaments as they play out.
If you like to engage in golf betting markets at both majors and tour-level events, you rest assured that the team at Mark Jarvis has you covered. We’ll certainly provide an array of markets at the sports four iconic slam events, including The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open and the PGA Championship.
We’ll also offer regular access to all of the tournaments on the PGA Tour, from the Wyndham Championship to The Northern Trust and the season-ending Race for Dubai. So, you’ll have ample opportunity to cash in, regardless of which tournament your wagering on!
Our Golf Betting FAQ – How to Make Money from the PGA Tour
When Can I Bet on Golf?
Whilst golf betting is synonymous with the aforementioned majors (which take place at the same time every year between April and August), the PGA Tour hosts a huge number of tournaments all-year-round.
So, you can place golf bets from January to December each and every year, whilst enjoying live tournament action from all over the world!
In the case of major tournaments such as The Masters, the odds are also available all-year-round. This is because it takes place at the same venue (Augusta National in Georgia) and time every single year, so it’s a little easier to back potential winners’ months before the first tee-off!
What Golf Markets Can I Bet on?
Let’s start with the basics; as it’s fairly obvious to surmise that the most common golf betting odds pertain to outright tournament winners (which requires you to speculate on the player who will finish an event in the fewest number of shots).
However, the number of available markets increases considerably during majors when punters are able to speculate on whether players will finish in the top five, 10 or even 20 on the final leaderboard.
Alongside these player markers, who can also wager on whether or not certain events will occur during a selected tournament. This may include betting on a hole-in-one to take place, or estimating the exact number of strokes that the tournament winner will eventually prevail by!
What About the Ryder Cup – Can I Bet on That?
Yes, you can! The Ryder Cup remains one of the most iconic and watched sporting events from around the world. This is a truly special event and one that pits the best players in Europe against their counterparts in the States once every two years.
This tournament sees teams compete over three days in a diverse range of disciplines, including fourballs, foursomes, and singles. Most of the Ryder Cup betting markets relate to these different types of gameplay, whilst you can also back the outright winner and the margin by which the successful side prevails.
Don’t forget, you can also bet on similar markets during the Solheim Cup event, which is played in alternating years with the Ryder Cup and features the world’s best female players.
Can I Leverage Each-way Betting in Golf?
Each-way betting is available in most sports, and golf is no exception to this rule. This can certainly be deployed when betting on the tournament winner as it offsets your risk whilst also doubling the cost of the original stake.
With an each-way bet, you’re placing a wager that will payout if your selection ends up finishing within the top five. This guarantees some form of return, even if a second, third, fourth of fifth-place finish pays out at a quarter of the original odds.
This can be a particularly rewarding wager when backing players like Brooks Koepka, as the four-time major winner is the most consistent performers on tour and regularly places in the top four at events, such as The Masters.
I’ve heard of 3-Ball Golf Betting Before – What Does this Mean?
In all golf tournaments, players complete their opening two rounds in groups of three, each of which usually tees off around eight minutes apart from one another.
Three-ball betting markets are focused on these individual groupings, with punters able to speculate on which one of the three competing players will shoot the lowest score during a particular round.
Just note that all three players must complete the round for the bet to be valid, whilst a ‘winning tie’ between two or more of the competitors will deliver a discounted payout (usually half the confirmed odds).
Have you Got any Golf Tips for Me?
Like every sport, form is a key consideration when betting on golf tournaments. In fact, it’s arguably even more important in this particular sport, as individual players who are struggling cannot rely on teammates to help bail them out.
Whilst it makes little sense to back players who are embarked on a miserable run of form, you must also factor in the pedigree of the competitor in question and the fact that struggling performers are usually priced up accordingly.
Some players are renowned for their ability to raise their game during majors, including Jordan Spieth and the aforementioned Koepka. So, whilst these players may be out of form when teeing off at The Masters, or a similar event, they may offer significant value as each-way bets at extended odds.
On a final note, you should also understand that each particular course may suit some players more than others, with powerful drivers boasting a clear advantage on longer courses. You must also factor in weather conditions when making betting selections, as accurate players who are focused on keeping the ball in play tend to thrive in high winds and rain.