Many tournaments will include a betting entry called “Field,” which consists of all other golfers besides the ones listed by the sportsbook. Even though a bettor gets more than one golfer with one wager, the field almost always consists of those golfers given the least opportunity to win and is usually best avoided.
The odds will naturally be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets, as opposed to just one.
The last commonly placed bet in golf is head-to-head finish between two players. Here, a bettor doesn’t really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
If you have bet other sports it will not be hard to catch on to how to be golf. One of the keys to betting on golf is finding the best line. Many sportsbooks have different lines on different golfers or many different ways to wager on an event. Looking for the most options and the best odds will reward the bettor in the end. The Masters is going to get extensive coverage so if you plan on betting on the golf this may be the best time to give it a try.
Here are some of my favorite wagers that I have found online.
Bet Jamaica has this one:
Odds to win the Masters: Tiger Woods +600 / The Field -800
Bet on the field -800. 8 to 1 is a bit steep for odds but its worth it when you are taking the entire field against Woods. I am not sure that Tiger will be fully focused on Golf with everything going on so I like the field to cover this. I have already written an article on why Tiger Woods will struggle in the Masters.