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Betting on Golf

One of the most technically-skilled sports around, Golf presents many betting opportunities which has led to the sport becoming a real punters favourite. Whether it’s the PGA tour, or, one of the four majors each year, there’s can be some great value in betting on Golf. Here are TeamFA we run multiple bets for this sport: Request-a- Bets, pre-tournament bets, both to win the tournament and each way outsiders, and (during Matchplay events) Accumulators. The number of markets bookmakers price up are also on the rise due the sport’s popularity, here are some of the most popular ones;

Outright Winner

This is the most popular market in golf. Outright betting allows customers to bet on a single player to win a tournament. In simple terms, if the player you back wins, you win.

Each Way betting

Another popular choice for punters looking for bigger prices is placing each way bets on longer priced competitors. The post-Tiger Woods golf era has not been dominated by one single golfer, and plenty of underdogs have been successful in majors. Take Danny Willett in last year’s Masters who was a big 50/1 outsider prior the tournament commencing. Betting each way means you are placing one bet on the player to win and another bet on them to finish in the places, usually the top six although some bookmakers pay extra. If your selection finishes in the places, you get paid at 1/5 off the price that you backed them at.

Example: Tommy Fleetwood – £5 e/w at 125/1.

You have £5 on him to win and £5 on him to come in the top 6, so an overall stake of £10. If Fleetwood wins, you win £625 from the ‘win’ part of the each way bet and £125 on the ‘place’ part of the bet. However, if he only comes in the top six but didn’t win, you’ll only get paid out on the ‘place’ element. Still hefty profit on big outsiders.

 

Team FA Popular Bets

Outright Bets

For each PGA (or European Tour in the PGA’s absence) we tip three players.

– One is an Outright Winner tip

– Two are longer prices outsiders tipped each way

In 2017 we have been highly successful with our golf tips. At the WGC Mexico tournament we backed Dustin Johnson outright at 9/2 and Tommy Fleetwood each way at 125/1. Johnson went on to win the tournament and Fleetwood came a narrow second. Overall those two winning bets returned £210, so minus the £10 stake on the third tip who didn’t place, is £200 profit. Not bad for a weekend’s work!

Accumulators

Most golf events are strokeplay, whereby players aim to get the lowest score on each hole with the golfer who has the lowest score after four rounds being crowned the winner. However, there are some Matchplay events. The rules are different in such events as players go head to head with their playing partner to win individual holes, and whoever wins the most over the 18 holes is the winner of the tie, moving into the next round of the competition. If both players win the same amount of holes, it’s ‘All Square’.

An example of one of our winning bets on a Matchplay event is below:

Treble: Tyrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Dustin Johnson all to win their matches. The odds were 4/1, so £10 returned £50.

Request-A- Bets

We also have regular Request-A- Bets (RABs) during major tournaments. These are only available with SkyBet and allow for multiple bets within a single game to be added together. We have our own section within the SkyBet Request-A- Bet section, labelled as ‘@TeamFA Specials’ so you can always identify our RABs easily and quickly. Examples of RABs include:

  • The ‘Banker’: Rory McIlroy to finish in the top 5, Tiger Woods to miss the cut and a hole in one to be hit
  • The ‘Longshot’: Tommy Fleetwood to finish in the top 5, McIlroy to hit over 19.5 birdies in the tournament and the winner not to come from the final pairing in round 4

As mentioned before, Request-A- Bets are solely available with SkyBet. If you’ve never backed one of our RABs before, there are plenty of reasons to get involved. Firstly they have an excellent sign-up offer for new customers whereby if you bet £10 they will instantly give you £30 in free bets. The second advantage of using Sky Bet is that as a customer you can opt-in to the Sky Bet Club, which grants you a free £5 every Monday if you bet £25 the week before.