Paul Williams’ detailed best bookmakers for golf betting page – click here for the full article – takes you through the whole subject in real detail and is well worth a read if you’re new to golf betting or a seasoned punter. In essence golf betting can take many forms and there are a number of different angles that can be exploited depending on your betting style and preferences.
Monday Best Prices – Golf betting markets are generally established on a Monday for European/PGA Tour tournaments which again generally start on a Thursday. For those who are prepared and know their player shortlist early enough, the very biggest odds are always available from late Monday morning until bookmakers get a feel as to where the early money is going.
Canny golf punters often wait till later on a Monday afternoon when Betfred establish their prices. Betfred have golf odds compilers who are prepared to build their markets based upon their own views, so you often find outstandingly big odds if you’re patient:
Additional Each-Way Places – Value hunters abound in golf betting and big price each-way betting is a very popular way of beating the bookmaker. Take 2015 for example where big-priced winners prevailed across a number of World Golf Championship, European Tour and PGA Tour events:
- World Golf Championship – Shane Lowry – Bridgestone Invitational (150/1), Russell Knox – HSBC Champions (150/1).
- European Tour – Gary Stal – Abu Dhabi Championship (150/1), Ashun Wu – Volvo China Open (200/1), James Morrison – Open de Espana (225/1), Soren Kjeldsen – Irish Open (150/1), Thorbjorn Olesen – Dunhill Links Championship (200/1), Kristoffer Broberg – BMW Masters (150/1).
- PGA Tour – James Hahn – Northern Trust Open (200/1), Padraig Harrington – Honda Classic (400/1), Matt Every – Arnold Palmer Invitational (300/1), Steven Bowditch – HP Byron Nelson Classic (400/1), David Lingmerth – The Memorial – (250/1), Fabian Gomez – St Jude Classic (300/1), Danny Lee – Greenbrier Classic (150/1), Troy Merritt – Quicken Loans National (350/1), Davis Love III – Wyndham Championship (500/1), Smylie Kaufman – Shriners Open (250/1), Peter Malnati – Sanderson Farms Championship (250/1).
Nineteen winners at 150/1 or more tells its own story and naturally there were numerous each-way returns at big odds on top of those winners.
It’s well worth remembering that with standard golf each-way betting, 1/4 odds on the Top 5 finishers is paid out. However week in, week out, Paddy Power give extended extend each-way terms and if the price is good enough then betting 6 or 7 places rather than 5 is an absolute no-brainer.
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In-Play Golf Betting – Once the action gets underway then it’s all about the In-Play markets.