The origins of golf stem back to Scotland in the 15th century. It is said, however, that the game of hitting a ball into a hole goes back even further, with people living in the Middle Ages believed to have played a very water down version of golf as we know it today.
Golf is a sport of concentration, determination, and skill. It is played over 18 holes on a golf course. Players use clubs to hit balls, with the objective being to get said ball into a hole in as few shots as possible.
While there are many golf tournaments played during the course of the year, the four majors are always the main events of any calendar year. The Masters, US Open, Open Championship, and the PGA Championship are the tournaments all golfers aspire to win, while punters can make some great money on picking winners, given that it is very difficult for a golfer to defend their title.
Golf has had many stars over the years, with the likes of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Sam Snead all dominating the game during different periods of the sport. The current crop of golf stars includes Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Adam Scott, to name a few.
Betting on Golf
Punters have many options when it comes to betting on golf. The most selected bet is a single player to win a tournament, but you can drill down even further to maximise your betting experience.
- Punters can also bet on the following:
- A play to finish in the Top 5 of a tournament
- A play to finish in the Top 10 of a tournament
- Whether a player will make the cut for the final rounds of a given tournament
We suggest you look at what your online bookmaker of choice offers when it comes to golf and the various tournaments, as they will more than likely run specials, promotions, and boosted odds in the week leading up to big golfing events.
Who will win match-ups between golfers over the duration of a tournament
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