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There are countless chances for bettors to find value in betting on golf each week. The golf season lasts pretty much the entire year, which means there is a tournament virtually every weekend of the year. We’re going to get you on the winning track, with Sports Hub featuring picks for every event. Bookmark this page for all your golf betting needs.

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How to Bet on Golf

While golf betting is not as popular as sports like football and basketball, smart bettors that are patient and wait for strong positions to attack can have great success. Like other sports, there are an abundance of betting choices for a given tournament. 

It is extremely helpful to have some prior knowledge of the game and the professional golf circuit. The PGA and LPGA tours have been around for many years. Those are the ones golf bettors are most familiar with. LIV Golf debuted in 2022, bringing gamblers a fresh experience.

Popular Ways to Bet on Golf

The most popular golf bet is on a golfer to win a tournament. It’s a great bet – even better when you win – because even favorites to win a weekend tournament can be found at great odds. It’s not uncommon to find a tournament favorite given +500 to +1000 odds in the week leading up to the beginning of a tournament. 

Too many bettors don’t realize the number of bets offered for a typical golf tournament. There are finishing position and place bets. You can wager on a player to finish in the top-5 or top-10, for example. You can also bet on matchups. Two golfers are paired up and the one that finishes higher at the end of the tournament wins. 

Just like other sports, golf offers prop bets. 

Golf Betting Odds

If you haven’t caught on by now, Sports Hub can help the average bettor on the road to success. We can help you with your golf betting, but part of it is on you. Bettors must understand how to read and interpret golf odds.

Every single bet on a betting board is given odds established by the oddsmakers at a sportsbook. If you want to learn more about how odds are set, join Sports Hub and get access to our massive betting library.

For now, know this. Let’s say Jon Rahm is given +900 odds to win a tournament. Rahm has been ranked No. 1 in the world at various times over the last few years. You could bet $100 on Rahm to win and win $900 if he ends up winning the tournament. 

When you bet on finishing position, the odds aren’t as great but there is still value on a number of golfers. The key, of course, is finding it. Rahm might be given -105 odds to finish in the top-5 and -135 odds to finish in the top-10. 

In reading and interpreting Rahm’s odds, we should know that a $105 bet on Rahm to finish in the top-5 pays out $100 should he finish first, second, third, fourth, or fifth. It’s a similar situation in the top-10 bet. A bettor must wager $135 to win $100 and wins if Rahm places in any of the spots from No. 1 to No. 10.

In order to have success betting on golf, you must understand the odds. It’s step No. 1.

Golf Betting Tips – Play the Links

If you’re going to bet on the links, there are a few things to consider to increase your chances of winning. A golfer’s recent form is one of the best predictors of how they will perform in the future.

When establishing their lines, oddsmakers will start there with recent performance. It stands to reason that you should start there as well. For instance, a golfer on a losing streak might keep playing poorly or he might be about to snap out of it for other reasons. 

Golfers who have consistently finished in the top-10 could be expected to do so again. Pay notice to streaks like this and attempt to determine their cause. Performance sometimes improves as a result. At times, it can be as a result of a competition with a large number of weaker competitors. 

The course on which a tournament is held makes a significant difference in a golfer’s performance. Golfers that excel on particular courses do so because of their individual strengths. There are some golf courses that are better suited to players who average a long driving distance. They are more successful and can reach the green faster with longer drives. 

Keep these tips in mind and join Sports Hub in your efforts to find success in golf betting.

Golf Betting FAQ

What are the different types of PGA bets I can make?

There are several types of golf bets that you can make, including:
– Tournament Winner: Most basic golf wager where you predict the player to lift the trophy.
– Head-to-Head Matchups: Players of comparable skill levels matchup against each other. Bets are placed on who will win either a full tournament matchups or single-round matchups.
– Top Finishing Markets: These are bets on a golfer to finish inside the Top 5, Top 10 or Top 20 of a given tournament.
– Props: Like most other sports, golf has a plethora of props available.
– Each-Way Betting: Refers to a bet that’s been split. For example, half of your wager is placed on a golfer to win the tournament, while the other half is placed on a Top-10 finish.

How can I improve my golf betting?

Put simply, join Sports Hub. We have everything here that you need to have success when betting on golf. Plus, you’ll find the best golf handicappers where you can access free picks, service plays and computer picks. The PGA also keeps track of a variety of metrics that you can use when betting on golf tournaments.

Are there PGA props to bet on?

Absolutely! Most golf bettors bet props on all golf’s events, but the majors, like the Masters and the U.S Open accumulate a huge handle. Sportsbooks tend to offer more props for these bigger events. Find bets like “Will There Be a Hole-in-One” as well as a bet on whether a player will make the cut or not.

What is the best way to bet on golf?

The answer to this question will vary among bettors. Some enjoy predicting tournament winners. If you win, you often win big. Other bettors might prefer to bet head-to-head matchups or bet on a golfer to finish among the top-5, top-10, or top-20. Bankroll management is also extremely important when betting golf.

What are some important factors to consider when betting on golf?

In addition to course conditions, there are several other factors to consider when betting on golf, including:
– Pay close attention to a player’s recent form.
– Tour schedules, injuries and weather.
– Know all the different golf betting markets.
– Use multiple sportsbooks to compare betting odds.
– Individual player performance at a course.