Golf betting bonuses
Find out which Australian bookies offer the best markets and promotions for betting on the golf. View the bonus betting offers available for the 2019 US Masters below.
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2017 British Open
The 2017 British Open will be held at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Incredibly, the shortest priced player is Jordan Spieth at $16, needless to say the event is wide open. Recent history suggests that The Open will be won by a player that has competed in the Scottish Open. In fact there are several other remarkable trends of recent Open winners, all of which are uncovered in our preview and selections of the event.
Betting on the majors
Whilst betting on the golf isn't as popular as other Australian sports like AFL or T20 cricket, it nonetheless captures the attention of punters Down Under whenever the majors are on. The golf year is highlighted by the four major tournaments: US Masters, US Open, the Open Championship (British Open) and the US PGA Championship.
The first major of the year is the US Masters, held every April at the same venue, Augusta National Golf Club. The 2017 tournament features several top contenders all vying for the coveted green jacket. The beauty of the 4 major championships, is that there are always more betting markets and online betting promotions available to punters.
Golf bet types
Outright winners market
Golf tournaments can feature fields of as much as 144, making selecting a winner very difficult. The major betting sites generally all field promotions for existing customers whenever the majors roll around. It's also worth pointing out that in a field size so large, the odds of an individual player are nearly always higher with a betting exchange provider like Betfair.
Bet after Round 1
Another strategy to employ in order to narrow down the field, is to place a bet at the conclusion of the first round. In a lot of instances, more than half of the field has little chance of winning after a poor first round. Of course, the odds will reflect the change in a players' winning chance, however, it is a risk averse way of betting on a golf tournament.
Each way betting
For golf markets, each way betting is not restricted to the first 3 places, more commonly, each way bets extend to the first 5 places and in some cases 6 or even 10. The number of places that qualify for each way betting is at the discretion of each bookmaker, for example, betting site BetEasy, has markets for top 5, top 10 and top 20 for the major events. The bet type is far more appealing than the winners' market, as there is a far greater likelihood of a winning return.
Group betting is a popular recreational bet type, as the field is limited to the 2 or 3 players in any one group. So, the chances of winning are far better, but the odds are much shorter. Group betting is usually limited to each round, and is often referred to as Round 1 - 3 Balls. If From time to time, betting agencies will offer bonus bet specials on golf tournament group betting.
Player to make the cut
Another bet type available to bettors is to back a player to make the cut, or not. The odds can be very short for this bet type, as there are only two possible outcomes. For this bet type, it is worth checking the bookmaker specials, for example, Unibet occasionally offers bonus bet specials for players that miss the cut.
Another popular bet type for golf tournaments is head-to-head betting, or player versus player betting. For example, the betting agency might compile a market for Dustin Johnson vs Jordan Spieth at the British Open. Whilst the odds may be lower with this bet type, the likelihood of a winning return is far greater.