Bookmakers always look to offer the best odds when it comes to major golf tournaments. The US Open, The Masters and The British Open are the subject to a mass of bets when they take place – with a lot of punters placing their bets early to seal the best possible odds – but nothing comes close to the US PGA Championship, which is seen to most fans of the sport as being the year’s biggest event.
While markets are provided on creating your own USPGA golf tips for today, it can be daunting for newcomers to know exactly where to start. In the same way that Lucky 15s have overcomplicated horse racing and handicaps have made it harder to come to terms with how football betting works, the specific bookie markets which cater to golf betting have been enough to unnerve those who are trying to gain a stronger grasp of it.
Basic golf betting markets
Unsurprisingly, the most common bet when it comes to betting on golf and tournaments like the USPGA is the outright competition winner. You can also bet on more specific winning markets like the winner over a certain timescale like the current day you’re betting on, but most people will narrow it down to betting on who will win the tournament outright.
For this, you need the strongest odds available, so it’s best to shop around a handful of bookies before placing, as there can be odds as high as 20/1 even for favourites to be crowned as the eventual winner. Alternatively, you can simply look at TeamFA’s previews on golfing tournaments, as they always include the strongest bookmaker odds in all of their recommended bets and predictions.
Advanced methods of betting on golf
As golf primarily focuses on the winner of major tournaments, all of your other USPGA golf tips are likely to revolve around all remaining markets on the bookmaker’s page. This not only consists of expected markets like double chance on two likely tournament winners but also things like the nationality of the winning golfer, which is now one of the most in-demand markets to bet on, as it’s a far easier way of pinpointing who will win the tournament by backing Ireland, America, England, Scotland, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Australia or France than having to name a specific tournament winner by name.
Statistics also play a big part in golf betting, with handicaps and a given number of shots being something people bet on to determine the quality of individual players in their USPGA golf tips.