PGA Tour Betting Odds
Welcome to PGABettingOdds.com, the home of professional golf odds on the web. Every one of the contributors to this site is a huge golf enthusiast and has their finger on the pulse of the game. The staff also plays a lot of golf too but you don't want to know how bad we are at the game. You are here for PGA betting lines so let's not waste time and jump right into what you're going to find on this site.
Latest News & Ramblings What's Going On This Week In Golf
First and foremost, we are going to educate you on how to bet on PGA golf tournaments. This is needed because this does not work like it does when putting money on other sports like those that work with the "spread" plus there are more ways to bet other than just picking the winner.
Secondly, we are also going to show you where you can put money on the tournaments. Having the odds are worthless if you cannot find a bookmaker that will allow you to put money on them. For this, we have several trusted sites that feature odds for PGA Tour events which we know you can rely on. You don't want to get stuck with a rogue site or one that takes forever to pay out when you win your wagers.
Last but certainly not least; this site is going to keep you updated with what's happening on the Tour from week to week. Look for coverage of every single event, majors too, along with other things like our picks and of course, the odds to win this week.
Betting On 2013-14 PGA Tour Events
The 2013-2014 PGA Tour is poised to be one of the greatest, if not longest, yet. The veteran stars are still playing at the top of their game, while the young guns of the future are maturing and learning how to win as well. On the schedule will be some fantastic events that we have grown accustom too seeing annually. Of course, the four major championships highlight the year, but with the World Golf Championships scattered throughout, and then the culmination of the FedEx Cup playoffs in September, this will certainly be a fun season.
We have the complete 2013-2014 PGA Tour schedule, that includes which event is taking place for the week, where it will be played, who will be playing in it, and where fans will be able to tune in and see the event. Every tournament on the schedule is covered including a bit about the history and state of each tournament as it stands going forward.
We strive to provide a breakdown of the schedule, but also inform the fans of golf about each tournament on the tour. There are some great tournaments held outside of the four major tourneys. Of course, the majors are a lot of fun to cover too, and don't worry, we have everything you would want to find about those!
This Week: 2014 Open Championship - Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, England (July 17 - 20)
It's the third Major of the year (if you still do not count the PLAYERS Championship) and the best players in the world will descend upon Royal Liverpool located in Hoylake, England. Site of the 2006 Open Championship, this course could be friendly or it could be brutal depending on the conditions. Word is that weather is expected to good for the early rounds but deteriorating by the time Claret Jug is raised.
Speaking of raising the Claret Jug, check out the top-5 favorites to win the 2014 British Open below:
- Justin Rose 14/1
- Rory McIlroy 14/1
- Adam Scott 16/1
- Henrik Stenson 16/1
- Tiger Woods 18/1
Action is set to get underway on Thursday, July 17th at around 1:00am ET if you are located in the U.S. due to the time difference. Anyone wanting to wager needs to keep this in mind if they are doing last minute research.
Different Types Of PGA Betting Odds And How To Bet On The PGA
Depending on your experience with wagering, knowing how to bet on golf could mean two different things. To start though, let's assume you know how to place a wager at a sportsbook and talk about the different ways to make wagers. The most common odds for PGA golf are the odds to win whatever tournament. While they are fun to look at, talk about, and wager, there are many more betting types which could offer bigger payouts or a higher chance of success. Let's take a look at the different PGA golf tournament odds that are commonly available at the betting sites listed further down the page.
Odds To Win - This is most common way to bet on a PGA event. It involves simply picking who you think will win and if you are right, you win... it's that simple. The odds to win are available in the days leading up to the first round and are adjusted following the completion of each round. Know that odds (known as future odds) for golf majors are available a few months ahead of time in most cases.
Head To Head - Sportsbooks will often offer odds to head-to-head matchups within a PGA tournament. These lines are usually not handicapped using strokes but rather through the payout as where one player would pay more on a $1 wager versus the other. Also, head-to-head lines can be for the entire tournament or just a single round depending on the wager stipulations.
2 Ball / 3 Ball - Making bets on these types of odds are very similar to the head-to-head odds mentioned above however these are done by groups and pairings. Also, these are only done by individual round and the lowest score for whatever round, within that group/pairing, wins the wager. Unless otherwise noted, a tie results in a "push" and wagers are refunded. The first two rounds (Thursday & Friday) are usually shown as "3 ball" lines because there are usually three golfers in a group. The final two rounds can be done as "2 ball" lines (bet either golfer or tie) or "mythical 2 ball" lines (bet either golfer, tie equals push).
PGA Betting Props - Bettors love prop bets no matter the sport and golf is no different. Props encompass several ways to bet on the action such as top-5 or top-10 wagers (pick player to finish within that spot on the leaderboard), who the leader will be after first/second/third rounds, what the nationality of winner will be (usually in majors), hole-in-one props, and many more.
Live PGA Betting - This is a new form of betting that even most veterans aren't keen to yet. Live betting on golf is revolutionary in that you can bet between shots and odds to win the tournament are updated from hole to hole. There is literally no telling what kind of props and different kinds of odds you might encounter when using the live betting app that some sportsbooks offer. We'll try to get a video posted soon showing exactly how live wagering works with golf tournaments.
For The Noobs: Now, if this all new to you, don't worry. We can help guide you through the process of actually placing a wager at a golf betting site which could even help you when betting at a live sportsbook. Just see our how to bet on PGA golf page for more information.
2014 Masters Betting Odds
The Masters is the first major championship of the PGA season. The 2014 Masters will be held beginning on Thursday, April 10th. Historic Augusta National Golf Club is the site of this annual event held in the small town of Augusta, Georgia. Once the dream of Bobby Jones, the Masters has been turned into a reality and is now arguably the greatest golf tournament in the World.
Adam won the 2013 Masters in a playoff over 2009 Masters Champion Angel Cabrera. The Aussie needed to sink a 20 foot putt on 18 to send it to extra holes where he sank a 12 foot birdie to close it out. This was the first Masters won by a golfer from Australia which is pretty significant considering how many great ones there have been. Of those, Greg Norman was the most notable.
2014 PGA Championship Betting Odds
The PGA Championship is always the final Major Tournament on the calendar for the PGA Tour. The 2014 PGA Championship will the signature event of the Professional Golf Association of America and will be played at Valhalla GC in Louisville, KY this year.
Unlike the other three majors, there are no amateurs permitted to compete. Often referred to as 'Glory's Last Shot', because it is the final Major of the season, the PGA Championship holds special significance with players. It's a chance to put an exclamation point on a season, or for some, the chance to validate what might have otherwise been an unsuccessful one.
In 2013 belonged to Jason Dufner who claimed his first Major Championship is the event.
2014 U.S. Open Betting Odds
The United States Golf Association is the governing body of golf in the U.S., and is in charge of putting on the U.S. Open. Year-in and year-out, the U.S. Open is regarded as the most difficult tournament to win, due to the nature of the setup and difficulty of the course.
Pinehurst #2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Open, and it will surely be a test just as 2013 was at Merion GC in Pennsylvania.
In 2013, it was Justin Rose who walked away with the National Championship after it seemed like a lock for Phil Mickelson. It wasn't meant to be for Lefty and Luke Donald finally got the Major Championship missing from his career's work.
2014 British Open Betting Odds
The oldest of the four current majors that take place each year is the British Open, often referred to simply as The Open Championship. Rich in history and ripe with tradition, the British Open is put on by the Royal & Ancient, the governing body of golf in Europe.
The 2014 British Open will be held in England at Royal Liverpool GC in Hoylake. Founded in 1869, this course has been lengthened to over 7,200 yards and 2014 will mark the 12th time it has hosted the tournament (2006).
The 2013 Open Championship was played in Scotland at Muirfield and while unlikely, it was Phil Mickelson who walked away with the Claret Jug. This was Mickelson's first win in the Open Championship and it came just over a month after a last-round collapse in the U.S. Open.
In an effort to produce more intrigue throughout the season outside of the majors, the PGA created the FedEx Cup. The FedEx Cup is a season-long points race where players accumulate them by wins and top finishes. The FedEx Cup points carry from tournament to tournament, and at the end of the season, players try to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The playoffs consist of four events, where the top-125 players qualify for the first playoff event. That would be The Barclays. Through each playoff event, the field narrows down. The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second of the playoff tournaments, featuring the top-100 in the points standings. From there, the top-70 moves on to the BMW Championship. The final playoff event is The TOUR Championship, where just the top-30 on the standings makes it to compete at East Lake. At The TOUR Championship, there are a number of scenarios that could work out to where every player in the field has the chance to win the FedEx Cup.
The 2014 Barclays
The Barclays is the first FedEx Cup Playoff event held annually on the tour. The 2014 Barclays will be held at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. The top-125 players on the point standings will make it into the FedExCup Playoffs but they won't be able to rest because only the top-100 get to go on to the Deutsche Bank Championship.
2014 Deutsche Bank Championship
The 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship will be contested at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. There will be 100 players in the field, with 30 being eliminated by the time the final putt drops on Sunday evening. In 2013, Henrik Stenson won this event which sparked his FedExCup hopes and eventually lead to a win at the TOUR Championship.
2014 BMW Championship
The BMW Championship is the final test for top-70 players to try and earn their way into the season finale, The TOUR Championship. When players start the 2013-2014 PGA season, it is definitely one of the goals on their checklists. Cherry Hills GC in Englewood, CO. will host the 2014 BMW Championshp where 70 golfers will enter but only the top-30 will go on to duke it out for the FedEx Cup Championship at the TOUR Championship.
2014 TOUR Championship
Making it to the 2014 TOUR Championship will be quite an accomplishment for all players in the field. It signifies a very successful season, with the chance for it to get even better Entering The TOUR Championship, any player in the top-five of the rankings will win the FedEx Cup with a win at East Lake Golf Club. Players outside of the top-five also have a chance to win; they do not control their own destiny however.
World Golf Rankings
The Official World Golf Rankings are tabbed at the end of each week and formulated accordingly including the previous week's results. There are a number of factors that go into determining the player rankings. It begins with ranking each tournament on the schedule for all professional golf tours across the world. This includes the PGA Tour and nearly a dozen others.
Player rankings are also tabulated depending on how a player finishes in the tournaments that they play. This dates back to a two-year period for the Official World Golf Rankings. Finally, there is a ranking average that is calculated for the two-year window, where the number that you see when looking up the rankings is shown. This is the combination of all the rankings that are put together. World Golf Rankings are critical for players, as they determine many of the automatic entries into the biggest events in the world.
You can find the latest World Golf Rankings for the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season here on this page, which will be updated every week as each tournament through the season passes.
Where To Bet On The PGA
Knowing where to bet on PGA golf can be almost as important as knowing how to do it. Getting stuck with a sub-par (no pun intended) betting site can make for a bad experience with wagering or even the ultimate taboo... not paying players who win. Also, bettors should demand a high-caliber betting site which can provide all the numerous ways to make wagers. But, betting on golf isn't all about just putting money down on your pick; it's about getting money in and out of the sportsbook.
As we said earlier, we have several recommendations as the best sites for betting on the sport and individual tournaments. These sites always have the betting types we've talked about above and have friendly interfaces which make it easy for even the newest online bettor. We know this because we use these sites when we want to wager too. These are the very same sites we rely on and we know that you can too because we follow this game as close as anyone. Put your trust in these books.
Bovada - Best For Live Betting On Golf
Bovada is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to PGA odds. We often go by the odds found at this sportsbook and the best part is that they accept players from most U.S. states (NY, WA, MD excluded). Bovada features all the ways to bet on golf we mentioned earlier plus they have the best app for live betting on the PGA Tour. They always have odds for the majors ahead of time like the Masters, the U.S. Open, Open Championship, etc... Also, Bovada usually has President's Cup and Ryder Cup odds up a year before the event actually begins plus LPGA odds for majors.
- Bovada Deposit Bonus: 50% To $250 For First Time Depositors
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BetOnline - Early Odds For The Majors
Players in all 50 U.S. states will be glad to know that BetOnline welcomes every one regardless of where they live. Plus, BetOnline is one of the leaders when it comes to getting up early odds for PGA events and usually has a great selection of lines for the majors. No event is excluded at this sportsbook and they offer a wide array of ways to bet including props, head-to-head, 2 & 3 ball betting, and more. BetOnline usually has some of the best payouts so if you see odds you don't like at another sportsbook, check here because they may be better.
- BetOnline Deposit Bonus: 25% On Every Deposit Method Accepted - Up To $1K On Every Deposit
- BetOnline USA Deposit Methods: VISA, American Express, Mastercard (after time), Wire Transfer, Money Order/Check, Bank Wire
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Bet365 - PGA/EPGA Odds Here, No USA
Before we go any further, Bet365 is NOT open to players in the U.S. No one from the United States can wager here so don't even bother signing up for an account. But for non-US users, Bet365 is probably the best golf bookmaker on the Internet. Based in the U.K., near the home of golf, Bet365 is definitely on top of the sport and probably offers more ways to bet on a single event than any other sportsbook. Plus, there is no better place for betting on the European Tour and other tours that play outside of the United States.
- Bet365 Deposit Bonus: 100% To $/€/£200 For First Time Deposits
- Bet365 Deposit Methods: VISA/Mastercard, NETeller, PayPal, Skrill, EcoCard, Instadebit, and more...
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