Golf Betting: Bet on the Masters Tournament

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Golf Betting

Before we delve into the various types of golf betting that Canadian players can enjoy in our sports betting site, now seems the perfect opportunity to look into the sport itself as well as some of the most famous players to ever pick up a set of clubs.

History Of Golf

While Canada boasts some strong contenders in today’s game, and Americans regularly competing for the top spots in the sport, it was over in the British lands of Scotland where the sport we now love so much originated.

King James IV of Scotland became the first monarch in history to take to golf back in the late 1400s, although it took almost 300 years for the first 18-hole golf course to be built. In 1764, a course to be called St Andrews was officially constructed and opened, and as we all know, remains one of the most famous venues in the sport today – attracting thousands of guests to watch their famous stars and seeing fans bet on golf regularly.

The USA took some time to catch up, with the official association there not established until 1894. It is safe to say that the United States have well and truly caught up now. As for Canada, as of 2022 only the United States and Japan had more than our 2,633 golf courses, proving that golf really could become one of our proud nation’s most popular sports.

Famous Golf Players

There are many greats to have dominated the world of golf over the years, but there really is only one place to start.

Tiger Woods

Love him or hate him, Tiger Woods is the GOAT of golf and still to this day remains the star of the show when it comes to golf betting.

It is difficult to remember a time when “Tiger” wasn’t the face of golf, with his first tour win coming back in 1996 when he beat Davis Love III in a play-off at the Las Vegas Invitational just months after turning professional.

During his career, Woods has won 15 Major Championships (consisting of The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S Open and the Open Championship) and counting, a tally bettered only by one man…

Jack Nicklaus

Many golf historians or even enthusiasts of a certain age would strongly disagree with the idea that Woods is the greatest player to have ever lived, particularly when Jack Nicklaus has 18 major championship titles to boast of.

His first major came during the US Open in 1962, and he continued to dominate until his final major triumph in 1986. The “Golden Bear” won multiple majors in a calendar year an astonishing four times and won at least one of the four big boys in consecutive years from 1970 to 1973. Jack, we salute you sir.

Of course, golf isn’t just about how many majors you win. There are an array of tournaments for players to chase after, and the level of competition in any era can have a huge say in how many majors a player gets their hands on.

We can’t move on from the greatest names to ever grace the sport without mentioning the likes of Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson, Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy.

All of the above names have been favourites in the golf betting for the biggest tournaments during their time, and are all deserving of recognition here.

How To Bet On Golf

Types of Golf Betting

Golf can be a foreign, yet exciting, world to enter for the average sports bettor. Golf futures offer tremendous variety for you to choose from when betting on your favourite player at a preferred course. In addition, Head-2-Head betting and Golf 3-Ball betting are some of our most popular betting options. If you’re new to golf betting, fear not. We’ve built this handy guide to help you navigate through the most common betting scenarios and give you the best chance to make the most of your wager. If you’re a seasoned pro in the golf betting world, then this guide may provide you with some useful tips to refine your golf betting strategies. Let’s dive in to the exciting world of golf betting with Bodog.

How Golf Futures Work

Within the Golf Futures category of Bodog’s sportsbook, bettors have the opportunity to place wagers on who they think will win one or all of the major PGA tournaments. As we discussed earlier, the 2019 Masters is getting the most action, as we’re mere weeks away from the tournament’s tee off. However, if you’re interested in making some bold, long-term predictions to get an edge on the odds, the PGA Championship, US Open and The Open Championship are all available for bettors to explore.

We’ll use an example from the 2019 US Masters to illustrate how futures betting works.

Rory McIlroy +700

Rory McIlroy is the favourite to win the tournament, as his +700 golf betting odds are shorter than the rest of the field. If McIlroy wins, bettors would be paid $700 on a $100 bet.

In addition to betting on the majors, golf fans can bet on the money list winner for the Champions Tour as well as which team will win at the Walker Cup, Solheim Cup and the Ryder Cup.

How Golf Head-to-Head Betting Works

A Head-to-Head bet in golf gives bettors the option of making a side bet between two players on the course during a tournament. Lines are set for each player regardless of the results of the rest of the player field.

Branden Grace +1000

Dustin Johnson -350

Tie +450

For the WGC – Dell Match Play, Branden Grace and Dustin Johnson were each assigned odds as if they were playing against each other head-to-head in the tournament. In this example, Johnson was the overwhelming favourite, as indicated by his negative odds. Grace was the underdog, as indicated by his positive odds. If Grace managed to upset Johnson in the tournament, bettors would be rewarded with a $1000 payout on a $100 bet. Those going for the favourite would win $100 on a $350 bet. If a tie were to occur, bettors would be awarded with a $450 payout for a $100 bet on the tie.

How Golf 3-Ball Betting Works

3-Ball betting is another popular side bet available at Bodog Sportsbook. In 3-Ball, three players are assigned odds to win within the group regardless of the results of the rest of the field. The player with the lowest score of the three is declared the winner of the side bet. If two or more players finish in a tie, dead heat rules apply.

Lucas Bjerregaard -120

Matt Wallace +170

Justin Thomas +400

In this example, Lucas Bjerregaard was selected as the favourite of the 3-Ball grouping, as indicated by his negative odds. If Bjerregaard won the grouping with the lowest score, bettors would be paid $100 on a $120 bet. If Matt Wallace came out victorious, bettors would be paid $170 on a $100 bet. And if bettors took Justin Thomas as the longshot, they’d be rewarded with a $400 payout on a $100 bet. As with all sports betting with Bodog, ensure you’re keeping up to date on the developing odds as the Masters and other golf tournaments approach.

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