Unique Golf Bet Types
Golf is a wonderful game to play and spectate, with many exciting minor and major tournaments taking place each and every year, and it’s always exciting to watch the best players in action. It’s quite extraordinary to see how the top tier golf players are able to read the course and conditions so accurately, able to choose the right club for every occasion and strike the ball with the perfect levels of precision and power. As well as watching the finest players in the game at big events, betting on them is also a popular pastime with golf enthusiasts.
In general, a lot of golf betting focuses on the outright winners of each tournament. Many golf gamblers like to bet on which player will finish in first place, as well as predicting which players might make it to the top three or five positions on the final leaderboards. However, while the outright markets can offer a lot of value, there’s also a lot of money to be made beyond this market, and it’s well worth your time to take a look at some of the more obscure, unique, and lesser known golf bet types out there.
One example of a unique golf bet type is ‘Versus the Field’. These bets only tend to become valid later in the tournaments, on the final day or last two days, when a clear favourite has emerged. At this point, you can place a ‘Versus the Field’ bet on either that player to win the whole tournament, or any other player to win instead. It’s basically a bet where you’re choosing to back the runaway leader and hope that they continue being successful on the final day, or predicting a late collapse or comeback from someone else. There are also ‘Versus the Field’ bets earlier on in the tournaments, but it’s harder to be successful in picking a possible winner in the early stages.
You can also consider Head to Head golf bets, which is where two golfers are pitted against each other, just for your bet. You get to pick which one of them will finish highest. They don’t need to win or even finish in the top 10, just as long as one of them ends the tournament in a higher leaderboard position than the other. These bets can be a lot of fun, helping you to discover and follow some golfers you might not normally pay much attention to.