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Golf Betting

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by UKian, May 16, 2014.

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  1. UKian

    UKian Tourist

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    Hi, I'm over from the UK during the 2014 US Open, and naturally, I want to waste my money.
    I'm unfamiliar with what types of bets are available on golf over in the US.

    EG....in the UK I'd use Bet365/William Hill etc, I'd for example back Phil Mickelson for £5 at 16/1 'each-way' for a total of £10. That is a £5 on the win and £5 on him to place in the top 5, at a quarter of the odds. So if he won I'd get £85 (16*£5 +£5 stake) back for the win element, plus £25 (16/4*£5 +£5 stake) back for the place element;
    Or if he came 2nd like usual in the US Open :rolleyes2: for example I'd get £25 back.

    Can I do this in the US or would I have to do seperate 'To Win' and 'Top 5' bets?

    Any help with the type of markets available would be much appreciated.
    UKIan :)
     
  2. Big Tip

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    I am not exactly sure, but I think there will be maybe 20 or 30 guys posted at different odds. Mickelson 10-1, Speith 8-1 etc etc. I think that is the only way to bet. Then there is "the field" for everyone not listed individually at 20-1 or whatever.

    Interesting your Win Place (and show? :evillaugh) bets.
     
  3. UKFanatic

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    At Strip casinos, all I have ever seen are odds on certain players (or, as mentioned above, the field) to win the entire tournament. There may be different bets available off the Strip, however
     
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    I think that you can also bet on individual matchups between 2 players.
     
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    I never paid close attention to the golf offerings in Vegas but this is what I've seen.

    I don't think there is top 5 betting available.
    You will have odds to win the tournament and head to head golfer vs another golfer matchups.

    Also you should be able to find groupings of 4 golfers and you bet who would have the lowest score among the 4 golfers listed.
     
  6. UKian

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    Ah ok, thanks for all your help. I guess I'll bet before I head out there....I can probably get better odds on Mickelson over here.
     
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    Don't know that I'd put much money on Phil with the year he's had. Then again, he has been known to surprise you. I like betting golf just to make watching the tournaments more fun. Futures bets are pretty low on the food chain, but they're fun and cheap. I usually make three bets. I pick one front runner at 10 or 12 to 1. One midrange at 20 or 30 to 1 and one longshot of at least 50-1. I always choose players I can realistically have a chance. I've only cashed once, but I'm only laying down $20 per bet, so it's just for fun. I'll be pulling for you and Phil!

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  8. Snidely

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    Phil is under investigation for insider trading. Plus, as a sentimental favorite, he'll be over bet.
     
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