Betting Tips For Golf

Finding the right golf betting tip is not as easy as some may think. Golfers can often have a bad day at the office, and with most tournaments spanning 3-4 days of play, putting together the perfect event can take some doing, even for the world’s greatest golfers. Thankfully, here at Bettingpro, our golf betting tipster has years of experience seeking out value from the field.

In this article, we’ll have a look at:

  • The Next Big Golf Event On The Calendar
  • Our Latest Betting Tips For Golf
  • How We Analyze Tips For Golf Betting
  • The Best Golf Betting Sites

The Next Big Golf Event On The Calendar

Next up on the PGA Tour:

Event: TOUR Championship

Location: East Lake, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: August 25th – August 28th

Course Par Value: Par 70

Course Yardage: 7,364 yards

Latest Betting Tips For Golf

The PGA Tour season ends this week, with the Tour Championship at East Lake, in Atlanta, as the 29 players battle it out for the £10 million dollar prize. Will Zalatoris has withdrawn, hence the odd number remaining and as before there is no cut off point. The event gives the final FedEx leader a -10 under par start, with subsequent players given a starting under par score, down to -1 under par. With -10, Scottie Scheffler has the advantage, with Patrick Cantlay starting on -8 under par.

For betting purposes in this event, we are going to be looking at the 72 Hole market, which does not take into consideration, the “bonus scores” attributed to each of the players. This gives us more choices and better pricing opportunities.

This course is a Par 70, that plays around 7,364 yards and demands a solid all-round game to win, with quick greens worthy of note, especially if the hot weather continues, that could well soften the greens and see lowe scores. Check out a couple of selections for the event, with Boylesport offering one 1/5 odds on Up To EIght Places for the tournament, with a Bet £10 – Get £20 Sign-Up offer too for new customers.

Top Selection

The main selection and outright pick this time, is PATRICK CANTLAY. The American is the title holder of course, having beaten Jon Rahm by a shot last year and having just won the BMW Championship last week, he looks poised for another strong run in this event. The Par 5’s on the 6th and 18th are his best friend on the course, having birdied them in all four rounds last year.

He ranks 8th in SG: Total on tour, 3rd in Birdie Average, 4th in Scoring Average and if he continues his form, he will be tough to beat, even without his -8 under par starting score.

Secondary Selection

For the each-way pick, it’s SUNGJAE IM, with the Korean in good form, having finished under par in his last 16 rounds of Golf. He has two T2nds,a long with two Top 15’s in the last four events and looks to be peaking at the right time.

This course will be ideal for a player that ranks 8th in SG:Around The Green, 9th SG: Off The Tee, 1oth for GIR and 5th for Eagles Per Hole. He looks to have the ideal game for East Lake and can certainly set a good 72 hole score here.

How We Analyze Tips For Golf Betting

Putting together good betting tips for golf can be one of the trickier tasks for golf tipsters as one lousy shot can send a player into a downward spiral of which they never recover. There is also the possibility of a lower-ranked player putting together the perfect few rounds, completely blowing the stats apart, and making golf betting tipsters take note for future events. 

With the anomalies aside, we rely on factual data to put together our tips for golf betting. 

Here are the stats we like to look at most:

  • Average Driving Distance
  • Driving Accuracy Percentage
  • Greens In Regulation
  • Scoring Average
  • Current Form
  • Putting Average
  • Course History

The above criteria can usually shed light on a handful of selections likely to do well in a given event and play a crucial role in selecting our golf betting tip. 

Other statistics can be less obvious, or initially explain very little, but do serve as good guidelines for players abilities. One such statistic used on Tours around the world is “scrambling“. This is avery important measurement of a players ability, that ranks a players ability to score Par or better, after missing the Green In Regulation (GIR).

So for a Par 4, the GIR is two shots. If the player fails to reach the green in that number, but still gets to the green and scores a par score or better, then that is classed as a successive Scramble. So if a player has a high scrambling average, there are two things to note. Firstly the frequency the player is missing the GIR, which is not ideal and more importantly, how often the player can save their Par.

So, to put it more plainly, if a players GIR is low at 50%, then he is missing 50 out of every 100 greens played for. If the Scrambling stat is then 50%, again, that would equate to 25 dropped shots at least, for every 100 holes played, something that would not bode well for backers of this player.

Outside of statistical analysis, things such as travel can be an issue. If a player travels from one side of the United States to the other for an event, or a player on the European Tour flys over to the States, tiredness and fatigue can be a problem, for a sport that relies on concentration and control. Weather can also be a factor, with some players prefering poor conditions or blustery winds.

Even the types of course can be important, from Links courses in Scotland such as St Andrew’s to Sandbelt tracks in Australia like Royal Melbourne, course variations can be challenging for some, while Championship courses, with an almost Stadium like feel, at somewhere like TPC Sawgrass can add further tests of nerve, with huge crowds watching. How a player performs in these environs can be even more important than course knowledge, especially when putting for a title.

What ever the event, where ever it is held, I take into account all facets of the game, that the world of Golf provides and bring the best selections possible for each featured event.

The Best Golf Betting Sites

Finding the best golf betting sites can be a tedious affair at times, as you never really know what a site will have on offer right up until the start of the tournament, which can leave you scrambling at the last minute. Below is our list of top golf betting sites that have proven to offer great odds and plenty of variety.