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Golf Odds & Betting – The Odds Manager Guide

With the world’s best competing almost every week on both sides of the Atlantic, there’s plenty of opportunities to bet on golf.

And at Odds Manager we’ll always bring you the best golf betting odds, so you can make some serious cash, often for very little outlay.

What To Watch In 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting a majority of sports around the world, golf seems to be back in the swing of things in 2021, with a full schedule of events to look forward to. 

The four major tournaments – The Masters, US Open, PGA Championship and The Open Championship – are where most eyes are drawn to over the course of the golf season, and 2021 will offer us all four within the space of a magical three-month period. 

Hideki Matsuyama has already made history as the first Japanese golfer to win a major, securing a historic Masters triumph in April.

Next up it’s the PGA Championship in May, where Colin Moikawa heads to South Carolina to defend the first major trophy of his career.

The US Open moves to the Golden State, California on June 20, before we see the first Open Championship since 2019. Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England will host the event, last won by Irishman Shane Lowry in the summer of 2019.

Lowry is only one of three non-American names on a golf major over the last 15 tournaments, joining Francesco Molinari and Sergio Garcia. 

Other than the majors, expect weekly tournaments from the PGA Tour, European Tour and LPGA Tour throughout 2021, with daily markets allowing you to place a bet on every stroke.

Odds Manager will continue to give you the best betting odds and tips across golf and every other sport.

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Golf Odds – What To Bet On

With well over 100 entrants in most golf tournaments, it might seem like picking an outright winner is like trying to find your dropped phone on the floor of an Uber after a night out!

But fear not because there’s loads of different ways to bet on golf, and we know them all!

Outright Winner Odds

The beauty of betting on golf is that the favourite is rarely lower than 8/1, so there’s always some top-notch talent available at double-figure odds.

So you can increase your chances of making a profit by backing a few golfers at small stakes, knowing that just one winner will have you laughing all the way to the bank.

Each-Way Betting

An each-way punt consists of a win bet and a place bet.

So if you’re betting £5 each-way, it’s a £10 bet in total – £5 win and £5 place.

If your golfer places you’ll generally get a quarter or a fifth of the odds, and if they win you’ll get the full price for your other fiver as well.

The beauty of each-way betting in golf is that a lot of bookies will give you at least seven places, increasing your chances of finding a big-priced winner, even at place odds.

Top 5/10/20 Odds

Each-way betting in golf can be a bit confusing. But backing your favourite golfer to finish in the top five, ten, or even 20 is far easier.

And as well as delving into the top of the market, we’ll help you identify those long shots who look likely to shine, and more importantly, make you some money!

Match Betting Odds

Simple one this, back one golfer to outscore another over the course of the tournament.

Then you’re only worrying about two golfers instead of 100!

And all of the bookies will offer a “draw no bet” option, so you’ll get your money back if they end up level at the end of the week.

Round 1 Leader Odds

If you just can’t wait four days to make some money, why not have a cheeky punt on the first-round leader?

We generally like to pick a few 50/1 shots and hope one of them has the round of their life, but even if they don’t, it hasn’t cost us much and its given us a bit of first-day interest.

In-Tournament Odds

If all of your guys are playing like they’ve overdone it at the 19th Hole and not one is in contention on the final day, then all is not lost!

Before the final round there’s one last chance to pick the winner, but this time you can take a punt on someone in contention who you know has a great chance of topping the leaderboard.

Golf - FAQ

The three must-haves for golf betting are a good range of markets, in-play betting, and updated odds each day. At Odds Manager, we’ve had a good look around and we reckon William Hill, Ladbrokes, and Paddy Power are, quite literally, your best bets.
You can indeed, with bookies offering in play markets on players hitting the fairway or green with their next shot, making an eagle on a par five, as well as match betting on a particular hole.
The kids are alright in golf, with a host of youngsters looking set to dominate the game for years to come. Collin Morikawa’s stunning victory in the USPGA Championship is a sure sign that he is here to stay. Viktor Hovland and Joaquin Niemann both won PGA Tour tournaments before they hit 23, while Rasmus Hojgaard won two European Tour titles before he could even buy a drink in America!