How to Bet on Golf
Sports fans looking to bet on golf have multiple ways to get on the action, but there are three types of bet types that are the most popular or widespread for any given golf event. Bettors can wager on a particular golfer to win the event, wager that a golfer will end up in the top three, or bet that a particular golfer finishes higher than another golfer.
When looking at the odds to win an event, sportsbetting sites generally use Money Line odds that display like this: Rory McIlroy +150 Bubba Watson +180 Justin Rose +220 Rickie Fowler +250 Tiger Woods +300 Field + 600
Bettors laying for every $10 you wager on McIlroy would win $15 if he wins the tournament. Those wagering on Bubba Watson would win $18 for every $10 bet. 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 worst odds to win.