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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Big Heap, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. Big Heap

    Big Heap TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Golf Betting - How to Bet on Golf
    Different Golf Wagering Opportunities
    In golf betting, there are generally three types of different bet types a gambler can make for any given golf tournament. Bettors can wager on a particular golfer to win the event, wager that a golfer will place in the top three, or bet that a particular golfer finishes higher than another golfer.

    When looking at the odds of a golfer to win an event, bettors will generally see something along the lines of:

    Tiger Woods + 150
    Phil Mickelson + 250
    Steve Stricker + 300
    Jeff Overton + 700
    Ernie Els + 700
    Field + 600

    These odds are essentially listed as money line odds, meaning for every $10 you wager on Tiger Woods you would win $15 if he wins the race. Those wagering on Overton would win $70 for every $10 bet. Since your wager is returned to you on a winning bet, those wagering $10 on Overton would receive $80 back from a sportsbook and not $70, as sportsbooks require you to pay for your wager at the time it is made.

    Many tournaments will include a betting entry called "Field," which consists of all other golfers besides the ones listed by the sportsbook. Even though a bettor gets more than one golfer with one wager, the field almost always consists of those golfers given the least opportunity to win and is usually best avoided.

    The odds will naturally be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets, as opposed to just one.

    Using the example above, odds for the golfers to finish in the top three would resemble:

    Tiger Woods - 160
    Phil Mickelson + 100
    Steve Stricker + 110
    Jeff Overton + 200
    Ernie Els + 200
    Field - 110

    In this case, a bettor would have to risk $16 to win $10 that Tiger Woods will finish first, second, or third, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $20 on their $10 wager, instead of $70.

    The last commonly placed bet in golf is head-to-head finish between two players. Here, a bettor doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.

    A line for this type of bet will look something like:

    Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150

    In this example, bettors wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will put up $10 to win $15.

    Those familiar with sports gambling will have no trouble making the transition to golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of golf betting without a hitch.
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    Texas, where else?
    Another option to

    I'm still trying to figure out what this has to do with trap shooting. Is golf the same game as cow pasture pool?

    Gne J
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Another option to

    Far too complicated for a trapshooter to figure out. HMB
  4. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Another option to

    What's golf????????????????????????????????????????? Break-em all. Jeff
  5. Anchorsteam

    Anchorsteam TS Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Another option to

    To quote an awesome trap shooter/instructor: "I've seen it on TV..."
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