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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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Brooks Koepka vs Bryson DeChambeau: Odds, Picks & Predictions for The Match V

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2021 RSM Classic Picks & Predictions: Betting Trends & Odds To Back

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Houston Open Picks & Predictions: Betting Trends & Odds To Back

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Mayakoba Odds: Picks & Predictions for World Wide Technology Championship

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2021 ZOZO Championship Odds, Picks & Predictions: Schauffele, Morikawa Favored

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CJ Cup 2021 Picks, Predictions & Betting Odds To Back

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The golf betting action is loaded this week with a top-heavy field including multiple-major champions, Olympic winners and some of the biggest names on Tour.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Sanderson Farms Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Picks

Sanderson Farms Championship Odds, Betting Tips & Picks

While Team USA nurses its collective hangover and basks in the glory of a 19-9 Ryder Cup victory, the grinders and journeymen and rookies are back at it this week as the PGA Tour heads to Jackson, Mississippi for the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
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Ryder Cup 2021 Betting Picks, Top  Scorer Props & More

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The 2021 Ryder Cup has included even more of the usual amount of hype, controversy and pontificating leading up to the biennial showdown between Team USA and Team Europe. We really don’t care about any of that when it comes to golf betting.

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

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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.