How do you bet on golf? Sportsbet.io tells you all you need to know to get you started

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, and one of Sportsbet.io’s biggest markets. But if understanding golf is driving you mad, this guide for how to get on golf should help keep you out of the rough.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is one of the biggest names in golf

The four biggest tournaments in golf, and the most bet upon, are the four Majors. The Majors, which are played across the summer, are the pinnacle of the sport, and what a player’s career is defined by.

The year’s Majors start with the iconic Masters tournament at Augusta, in USA, before the US Open, which is held at various courses across America in June.

In July sees the oldest Major, The Open, which is played in the UK, before the PGA Championship, which is played in August, back in USA.

A golf tournament is played over four days of an 18-hole course, which works out as 72-holes. A field of around 80 usually plays in each tournament, so with so many players, and so much golf played, anything can happen, meaning sometimes some unexpected winners are thrown up.

An example of an outright market with Sportsbet.io

The most popular market when betting on golf is the Outright Winner, which is a bet on which player you think will win. This market attracts a lot of punters due to the long odds available at the start of a tournament — though these get shorter and shorter the closer it comes to the finish.

This market also offers each-way places (often up to six places), where if a player comes in the top few in the standings, you can still win — though not as much as if they win the tournament.

Along with the Outright Winner, you can also place a match bet pitting two players up against each other, and deciding who will have the best score. But don’t forget, in golf, the player with the lowest score is the one who wins!

As well as the tournament Outright, you can also bet on the top player by nationality, as well as whether an individual will make the cut (finish in the top half of the tournament after the first two days, and as such qualify for the final two days).

Sportsbet.io have hundreds of markets available on golf — here’s a few examples

However, while most attention to golf is paid during the Majors, the sport continues throughout the year, with plenty of betting opportunities throughout.

The European Tour (worldwide) and the PGA Tour (in America) run throughout the year, with prize money awarded for each event. Bettors can punt on who will lead the money list at the end of the year and win the Order of Merit for each Tour.

The Ryder Cup is a bi-annual golf tournament that also gets a lot of attention. One of the most famous sporting competitions, it pits 12 players from USA against 12 from Europe, where the teams face off in match-play competition.

Sportsbet.io will be taking bets on the Ryder Cup this year, which takes place next week, on individual foursomes, fourballs, and singles match-ups, as well as the outright winner of the famous trophy.

The Ryder Cup between Europe and USA is one of the biggest team events in the world of sport

Golf is one of Sportsbet.io’s most popular sports, and with betting available on all four Majors, the PGA and European Tours, and the Ryder Cup, there’s plenty of opportunities to bet on golf with Bitcoin.

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