The range of golf bets is smaller than most other sports but has expanded over recent years due to the availability of online betting sites and online betting. What betting types are available for golf?
Mainly on offer are outright and each way betting, first-round leader and proposition bets. What do these betting types mean? As with other sports, outright betting means that you are betting for the outright winner.
This is a standard bet given the way that golf is played, which gives a winner every time in each tournament, and so it’s one of the most popular betting types for golf and is often also referred to as futures betting.
You can also back a player each way, which means that instead of having to win the match, the bet will also win if the player you bet on is placed within a range designated by the bookmaker. While the golf odds will be less, the bookmaker will pay out the top four places each way.
Another golf betting method is the first-round leader option, in which you back a particular player to lead after the first round of the tournament, whether they win the competition eventually or not. The golf betting types within proposition bets include those available outside the outright or futures betting, which can vary between players and tournaments.
What’s available varies but usually includes top 5/10 finish, in which punters back a player to finish within certain top positions. There’s also the playoff market, which is betting on whether you think the tournament will go to a playoff if two or more players finish on the same score; a hole in one; and the lowest score. There’s also the highest-ranking nationality, where you can choose which player of a certain nationality will finish highest.