How to Bet on Golf
Golf betting with regulated US sportsbooks can be very simple, but to be a winner it is important to understand the different markets available and how to bet on golf.
There are several different sportsbook markets for betting on golf, and every online bookmaker will have their own unique offerings, but some which will be available on every PGA Tour event are:
To Win Tournament
This is a simple bet on who you think will win the event. The odds on this tend to be good, but it’s obviously tough to pick at the start of an event which player will lift the trophy on Sunday night.
The ‘To Win Tournament’ is settled after any Play Off or tie-breakers and is simply the player who is crowned champion.
Each-Way Betting on Golf
In the ‘To Win Tournament’ market you can choose to bet ‘Each-Way’, which means that your stake is split between one bet on the player to win the tournament, and the other on he or she to finish in the top 5 places. The payout for a top finish finish will usually be at 1/4 odds of the win odds.
Betting each-way can be a very profitable way to bet on golf as it not allows you to get paid out on a player even if he or she doesn’t win the tournament, but it also lets you wager on multiple players in the same event in order to spread your bets.
Tournament Match Bets
Tournament Match Bets are one of the more popular golf props and are simply which player will finish the tournament ahead of the other. The wager is settled based on finishing position. Be aware, however, that players can tie and some sportsbooks will consider a tie to be a loss.
2-Ball or 3-Ball Betting
In every PGA Tour event the golfers play in groups of two or three. The general rule is that in the opening two days the groups are trios, decided by a pre-tournament draw. At the weekend the players are paired up based on current score, with the two leaders going out last on Sunday afternoon.
All sportsbooks will allow customers to wager on these 2 or 3-ball groupings. The wager will be settled based on which player in the group scores the lowest round on the day. As with the Tournament Match Bets, it’s important to pay attention to the rules on tied scores, particularly in 3-balls.
Where to Bet on Golf
All major sportsbooks will offer betting on PGA Tour golf events. This applies now to the New Jersey regulated sportsbooks.
Anyone within the New Jersey state lines is now legally able to place golf wagers online, via their phone, tablet or desktop computer.
This has revolutionised golf betting as increased accessibility and competition for wagers means that Americans are now getting the best possible odds, free bets and money back promotions on golf bets.
Golf Free Bets
Click on the offer of your choice below to claim a Free Bet which can be used on any PGA Tour golf event: