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Golf Betting

In golf, the objective is to go low in relation to par. In golf betting, the goal is to navigate a variety of players, conditions, courses and tournaments that make this a fun, unique and potentially lucrative sport on which to place action.

Free Golf Betting Tips

Bookies.com features a wealth of top golf betting tips, and many of them revolve around one central fact: go beyond betting simply on one player to win one tournament, which rarely wins and typically doesn’t offer much in the way of a return.

A key to successful golf betting is diversity, and taking advantage of all the different markets available: from in-play to each-way, to two-ball and three-ball, from betting the field or betting head-to-head.

These types of bets allow you to pit players against others or much smaller groups, rather than everyone teeing off that week, and improving your odds of winning in the process. They all offer the potential of better odds and better payoffs than betting on a tournament winner, and they’re especially popular during majors such as the U.S. Open.

If betting on a tournament winner, maximize value by making a futures wager, usually offered for the majors. You can make U.S. Open golf best bets well in advance of the tournament, and likely get much more favorable odds on the overall winner than you would the week of the event.

Variety is also the key when choosing an online bookmaker — you want one that prioritizes golf, providing the bettor with a wealth of bet types and player choices, rather than just the most popular. Finding golf higher in the sports drop-down menu is always a good sign, as are bets like two-ball, each-way, and others referenced above. Shopping around for the best odds is a well-worn practice, and one worth emulating. Some sites even offer free golf bets.

Betting on golf may initially seem like a challenge, given the vast field sizes of professional events, and the inarguable fact that even the best players can’t win every week. And for all the options a golf bettor has, he or she also needs to consider more variables than exist in almost any other sport: course type, weather, a player’s individual strengths and weaknesses, and recent performances all need to be taken into account when wagering on golf.

But there’s a way to whittle all that down to something much more manageable, and it begins with choosing the right bet type and securing the right odds. Want more information on how to do that? Thankfully, you’re in the right place.

Top Online Golf Betting Markets

  • To Win | Betting a player to win a specific tournament, or in some cases lead after a specific round.
  • Against the Field | A bet offering a choice between a leader or favorite, and everyone else.
  • Head to Head | Odds set between two players on who finishes higher that round.
  • Futures | Bets on who will win an upcoming tournament, or the season championship.
  • Top 3, Top 5, Top 10 | Betting a specific player to finish in the top three, top five, or top 10 of a tournament.
  • Make/Miss Cut | Betting a player to either make or miss the cut.
  • Two- or Three-Ball | Betting a player to finish with the lowest score in his twosome or threesome, in one particular round.

Top Golf Betting Events

  • The Masters | The world’s most prestigious tournament, played each April at Augusta (Ga.) National. It features wide fairways and forgiving rough, placing a premium on approach shots and putting.
  • Open Championship | Europe’s biggest event, played each July on British links-style layouts with deep bunkers and overgrown waste areas.
  • U.S. Open | Played each June on layouts featuring narrow fairways, small greens and tall rough. It’s hot, it’s hard and it takes accuracy and mental toughness to win.
  • PGA Championship | Shifted to May from August to accommodate a calendar realignment, it’s often similar to the U.S. Open in terms of layout and difficulty.
  • Ryder Cup | U.S. against Europe in an emotionally-charged biennial team event. The Americans typically have better players, the Euros superior cohesion.
  • The Players Championship | A PGA Tour showcase played on a course famous for its island 17th green.

Where is golf betting legal?

More and more states in the USA continue to pass legislation legalizing sports gambling. Many incorporated mobile betting while some remain retail only.

Betting on golf is now legal in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Indiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Delaware, Mississippi, Montana, West Virginia, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Rhode Island.

Golf betting in Canada

Golf’s format makes it extremely popular when it comes to Canadian sports betting sites, especially with single-game betting now legal. The vast number of betting options, plus the four-day competition structure, makes it the perfect sport to wager.

On the LPGA Tour, Brooke Henderson, from Smith Falls, Ontario, is a top-10 player in the world and is a favorite for Ontario sports betting fans. In 2016 she won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at age 18, becoming that major’s youngest winner and the first Canadian to win a major in 48 years.

On the men’s side, Corey Conners is the highest ranked Canadian player and finished T-15 at the 2021 British Open, his best finish at the tournament.

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Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
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Tour Championship 2021 Odds, Picks & Tips To Win FedEx Cup

Tour Championship 2021 Odds, Picks & Tips To Win FedEx Cup

Which golfer will rule the Tour Championship and claim the $15 million prize on Sunday? We see only four legit contenders that bettors should be eyeing.

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BMW Championship 2021 Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

BMW Championship 2021 Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks

The FedEx Cup playoffs continue with a 70-player field aiming to win the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD. Who are the best PGA Tour bets this week?

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FanDuel Signs Partnership With PGA Tour Pro Jordan Spieth

FanDuel Signs Partnership With PGA Tour Pro Jordan Spieth

FanDuel's newest sports betting partner is one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour, Jordan Spieth.

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Northern Trust Odds, Picks & Tips For The FedEx Cup Playoffs

Northern Trust Odds, Picks & Tips For The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs comes at the Northern Trust in New Jersey. Here's your betting guide for the tournament.

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Wyndham Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Predictions

Wyndham Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Predictions

The 2021 PGA Tour season is nearing the finish line, and it’s last call for the FedEx Cup Playoffs at this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. Who should you be backing?

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WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational Odds, Betting Tips & Picks

WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational Odds, Betting Tips & Picks

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Olympic Men's Golf Odds At Tokyo 2020, Betting Tips & Picks

Olympic Men's Golf Odds At Tokyo 2020, Betting Tips & Picks

Collin Morikawa is the betting favorite for this week's Olympic Men's golf tournament at Tokyo 2020, but it's a strong field.

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3M Open Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks at TPC Twin Cities

3M Open Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Picks at TPC Twin Cities

Even though many big names are sitting the 3M Open out due to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, there’s still some star power atop the betting board in Minnesota.

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
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British Open Betting Odds, Expert Picks & Top Prop Bets To Back

British Open Betting Odds, Expert Picks & Top Prop Bets To Back

The best golf betting event of the year returns this week after a one-year absence when the 2021 British Open heads to Royal St George's.

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John Deere Classic Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Predictions

John Deere Classic Odds, Betting Tips & Expert Predictions

Everyone's favorite birdie-fest returns this week as the PGA Tour heads to Illinois for the John Deere Classic. It's a sparse field ahead of next week's British Open but there are plenty of betting opportunities for golf fans.

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The Match: Mickelson-Brady vs DeChambeau-Rodgers Odds, Tips

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Golf Betting

With a wealth of well-known top players, regular weekly tournaments and tours that span the globe, golf betting offers a multitude of options that can improve odds and enhance money-making opportunities. Here you’ll find the best free golf betting tips, odds and online bookmakers to make the best golf bets.

Free Golf Betting Tips

Bookies.com features a wealth of top golf betting tips, and many of them revolve around one central fact: go beyond betting simply on one player to win one tournament, which rarely wins and typically doesn’t offer much in the way of a return.

A key to successful golf betting is diversity, and taking advantage of all the different markets available: from in-play to each-way, to two-ball and three-ball, from betting the field or betting head-to-head.

These types of bets allow you to pit players against others or much smaller groups, rather than everyone teeing off that week, and improving your odds of winning in the process. They all offer the potential of better odds and better payoffs than betting on a tournament winner, and they’re especially popular during majors such as the U.S. Open.

If betting on a tournament winner, maximize value by making a futures wager, usually offered for the majors. You can make U.S. Open golf best bets well in advance of the tournament, and likely get much more favorable odds on the overall winner than you would the week of the event.

Variety is also the key when choosing an online bookmaker — you want one that prioritizes golf, providing the bettor with a wealth of bet types and player choices, rather than just the most popular. Finding golf higher in the sports drop-down menu is always a good sign, as are bets like two-ball, each-way, and others referenced above. Shopping around for the best odds is a well-worn practice, and one worth emulating. Some sites even offer free golf bets.

Betting on golf may initially seem like a challenge, given the vast field sizes of professional events, and the inarguable fact that even the best players can’t win every week. And for all the options a golf bettor has, he or she also needs to consider more variables than exist in almost any other sport: course type, weather, a player’s individual strengths and weaknesses, and recent performances all need to be taken into account when wagering on golf.

But there’s a way to whittle all that down to something much more manageable, and it begins with choosing the right bet type and securing the right odds. Want more information on how to do that? Thankfully, you’re in the right place.

Top Online Golf Betting Markets

  • To Win | Betting a player to win a specific tournament, or in some cases lead after a specific round.
  • Against the Field | A bet offering a choice between a leader or favorite, and everyone else.
  • Head to Head | Odds set between two players on who finishes higher that round.
  • Futures | Bets on who will win an upcoming tournament, or the season championship.
  • Top 3, Top 5, Top 10 | Betting a specific player to finish in the top three, top five, or top 10 of a tournament.
  • Make/Miss Cut | Betting a player to either make or miss the cut.
  • Two- or Three-Ball | Betting a player to finish with the lowest score in his twosome or threesome, in one particular round.

Top Golf Betting Events

  • The Masters | The world’s most prestigious tournament, played each April at Augusta (Ga.) National. It features wide fairways and forgiving rough, placing a premium on approach shots and putting.
  • Open Championship | Europe’s biggest event, played each July on British links-style layouts with deep bunkers and overgrown waste areas.
  • U.S. Open | Played each June on layouts featuring narrow fairways, small greens and tall rough. It’s hot, it’s hard and it takes accuracy and mental toughness to win.
  • PGA Championship | Shifted to May from August to accommodate a calendar realignment, it’s often similar to the U.S. Open in terms of layout and difficulty.
  • Ryder Cup | U.S. against Europe in an emotionally-charged biennial team event. The Americans typically have better players, the Euros superior cohesion.
  • The Players Championship | A PGA Tour showcase played on a course famous for its island 17th green.

Where is golf betting legal?

More and more states in the USA continue to pass legislation legalizing sports gambling. Many incorporated mobile betting while some remain retail only.

Betting on golf is now legal in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Indiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Delaware, Mississippi, Montana, West Virginia, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Rhode Island.

Golf betting in Canada

Golf’s format makes it extremely popular when it comes to Canadian sports betting sites, especially with single-game betting now legal. The vast number of betting options, plus the four-day competition structure, makes it the perfect sport to wager.

On the LPGA Tour, Brooke Henderson, from Smith Falls, Ontario, is a top-10 player in the world and is a favorite for Ontario sports betting fans. In 2016 she won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at age 18, becoming that major’s youngest winner and the first Canadian to win a major in 48 years.

On the men’s side, Corey Conners is the highest ranked Canadian player and finished T-15 at the 2021 British Open, his best finish at the tournament.