Sports Betting News
Sports betting news
The PGA Tour stays in Hawaii this week for the first full field event of 2022, the Sony Open in Hawaii. Last week in Maui we saw unbelievable scoring with Cameron Smith outdueling Jon Rahm. This week features 17 of the top 50 players in the world led by Bryson DeChambeau and last week’s winner, Cameron Smith. Kevin Na is back to defend his title and other past winners in the field include Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Russell Henley, Patton Kizzire, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson and Ryan Palmer. Cameron Smith is listed as the favorite this week at odds of 10-1. There are 24 players who played last week’s Sentry event and who are also playing this week. It is worth noting that seven of the last eight winners of the Sony Open played in the Sentry the previous week.
The PGA Tour kicks off the New Year with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui. It is a limited field event with only winners from last year invited to play. A total of 38 of the 39 winners of a PGA Tour event from last year are in the field with only Rory McIlroy not playing. Also in the field is Xander Schauffele, as he gained eligibility because of his win in the Olympics last summer. There are a number of winners of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the field. Last year’s winner Harris English is joined by Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. No player has won back-to-back Sentry titles since 2010. Eight first-time PGA Tour winners qualified for this event.
By Phil Simon
With the PGA Tour season ready to resume in January it’s never too early to start thinking about throwing down on some of the bigger tournaments on the schedule. Any decent sportsbook will have futures golf odds for the sport’s most prestigious events, which are the four major championships.
By Phil Simon
Couple one of the hottest betting markets with one of the coolest new ways to wager and you have the perfect storm for novice and professional gamblers. The game of golf has been on the rise at nearly every sportsbook since there are professional tournaments just about every week during the year. And the shops want to keep the money flowing, which means the pro tours in the U.S. and Europe get plenty of attention. In the past all action would stop on a game or tournament once it started. Technology is a wonderful thing, though. Online sportsbooks have the ability to offer in-game or live betting for nearly every sporting event. And it totally makes sense for golf with tournaments typically spread out over a four days. In order to understand how to use the live betting platform for golf we first need to know what it is. So, here we go.
By Phil Simon
If there’s a sport where a score is kept and a winner is declared you can bet on it. Golf has become hugely popular in the sports betting community since there are wagering opportunities nearly every week. Between the different professional tours competing golf offers something for the advanced and the novice sports bettor. The most common type of golf wager is on an outright winner. That isn’t always the best way to go since each tournament could have upwards of 150 golfers competing. Sportsbooks offer round winners, odds to finish among the top-5, top-10 or even top-20 depending on the size of the field. One increasing popular betting market is in matchups, which we’ll take a closer look at below.
By Phil Simon
As long as you have weather that cooperates golf is a sport that can be played year round. And when you look at the PGA and European Tour schedules there is a tournament nearly every weekend. Because events take place so often, golf has become an insanely popular sport to bet on. It’s also a rare game that can be played through a pandemic given its inherent physical distancing. Golf was one of the first sports to return following the COVID pandemic and although many of the events are still held without spectators or a limited number of fans, the game has thrived at sportsbooks. There are a number of different ways to bet on the professional tours and we’ll take a closer look at golf betting odds in this article.
The United States takes on an International team every other year in the Presidents Cup. The event has been held every other year since 1994, but it was delayed a year in 2021 due to COVID-19 and the next Presidents Cup will be held in 2022 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The United States has owned the International team which does not include European players, so you can expect the United States team to be a solid favorite in Presidents Cup betting odds. The U.S. holds a dominating 11-1-1 advantage over the International team in the competition.