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Betting on golf over the last number of years has grown significantly primarily due to the amount of live TV coverage it gets. Golf has become an every man sport and many people love to use various Golf Betting Offers on their fancy or favourite player.
There are a variety of betting markets on offer, from ante-post winner, to in-play betting, and there are few more exciting betting opportunities than match play golf tournaments.
Both the European and PGA Tours provide plenty of interest and there are always plenty of odds on offer with two tournaments a week taking place, and of course the highlights will be the Major tournaments that are the pinnacle of the season's calendar.
The Race To Dubai effectively replaced the European Order of Merit and it is a hugely competitive part of the golf year. The players are ranked in order of how much money they have earned from European Tour events during the season and it culminates with the Dubai World Championship. The top money earner wins the Harry Vardon Trophy, with Lee Westwood taking the inaugural Race To Dubai in 2009 and Martin Kaymer edged out Graeme McDowell in 2010. Luke Donald held off Rory McIlroy in the season-ending Dubai World Championship to win the Race To Dubai in 2011. Rory McIlroy rounded off a great year in 2012 as he won the Dubai World Championship after already sealing the Race To Dubai.
This Month's Race To Dubai Events:
|5th Dec||Nedbank Golf Challenge||South Africa||Betting Preview|
|5th Dec||Hong Kong Open||Hong Kong||Betting Preview|
|12th Dec||Nelson Mandela Championship||South Africa|
Click on the tournament name to get the latest odds and information for that event.
The PGA Tour pits the very best golfers America has to offer against one another, and there is usually a PGA event taking place every week for punters to have a bet on. It has become a truly global affair nowadays as players from Europe, South Africa and Australia opt to test themselves against their American rivals.
This Month's PGA Tour Events:
|5th Dec||Northwestern Mutual World Challenge||California||Betting Preview|
Click on the tournament to get the latest odds and information for that event.
The most prestigious events of the season are the four golf majors of the US Masters, the US Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship. Some of the great names in golf have claimed these titles in the past, with the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson prominent in recent years, and the pressure of winning one of the majors cannot be underestimated as it can often define a player's career.
From a betting perspective, these season defining events are a tremendous opportunity as the elite compete on some of the best courses in the world, and we offer a dedicated mini-site for the British Open in July.
2013 Major Dates and Current Champions:
|Event||Venue||Date||Holder / Winner|
|US Masters||Augusta, Georgia||11-14 April||Adam Scott|
|US Open||Merion Golf Club, PA||13-16 June||Justin Rose|
|British Open||Muirfield, Scotland||18-21 July||Phil Mickelson|
|PGA Championship||Oak Hill, New York||8-11 August||Jason Dufner|
Click on the event to get a more in depth look at the tournament and the latest odds.
There are four events that make up the World Golf Championships. The events are seen as next in line to the four majors in terms of importance and they all either match or exceed each of the majors in terms of prize money on offer for the players. They all offer their own unique betting opportunity and the Accenture Match Play tournament takes some beating for excitement and drama thanks to its match play format.
The Ryder Cup is an unusual event in golf as it is a team format with America taking on Europe for the Ryder Cup trophy every two years. Like the WGC-Accenture, it involves a match play format and every shot can be vital as the in running odds are constantly changing according to the action. There are a variety of betting opportunities over the three days as the play alternates from eight foursome matches on the first day, to eight four ball matches on the second, and on to the final twelve singles matches that often decide where the trophy goes.
The next Ryder Cup will take place at Gleneagles in 2014 and you can get the latest information, odds and betting news by visiting our dedicated Ryder Cup Mini-Site.
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