Golf may not be the most exciting sport to watch, but it does provide plenty of online sports betting opportunities. In India, it is one of the top sports, with the plenty of local tournaments taking place throughout the year. In many ways it is an underrated sport that requires an elite level of skill, stamina and concentration to win a tournament. For betting purposes, wagers can be placed on the outcome of entire tournaments, or on individual scores for a tournament day.
Local sports betting India sites will offer markets on both domestic and international tournaments. At home, the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is where most of the action takes place. Established in 2006, the PGTI acts as a major feeding tour for the larger international tours such as the European, Asian and PGA tour.
Some of the other local Indian tournaments worth putting money on include the Tata Open Golf Tournament, the Eastern Indian Amateur, the Hero Honda Indian Open and the Airtel India Golf Festival.
Golf is also a great sport for live sports betting as a single stroke can chance the odds dramatically during a live event. While there are plenty of local and overseas tournaments taking place throughout the year, none are as prestigious and as popular as the four Golf Majors. The Majors include the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, the PGA Championship and the Masters Tournament. When in play, these four Majors dominate sportsbooks, with thousands of wagers placed online every day.
With Golf, online sports betting sites will provide plenty of outright bets and prop bets on every tournament. If you are just starting out, it is advisable to start with an outright bet on the overall winner of a tournament or challenge. Outright wagers can be placed weeks or even months before event where you simply pick the player you think will win the tournament.
During the time of the tournament, other bets will become available including head-to-head. With this bet, you pick two players and choose which one will perform better over the tournament. The odds will be higher if you choose a lower-ranked player to beat a higher ranked player.
With live sports betting, you can bet on a player to card the lowest score of the day or which player will post the best round for the morning or afternoon session. Since most tournaments are played over multiple days, there is usually a cut after day one or two. It is possible to bet on which players will make the cut on each day and which players will end up playing in the final round.
Some of the more interesting prop bets include predicting whether the tournament will have a playoff and the exact stroke winning margin for non-playoff tournaments.
In a way Golf is very much like Tennis in that players go in and out of form over their career. Basing a wager on past results is not a viable option, especially if a player has taken a break from the tour. If you are planning on placing any larger wager, check the sports betting India sites for updated odds first and then refer back to your research.
Factors that can influence the tournament outcome include where the tournament is played, the weather conditions, the time between previous tournaments and current form. Some players are more familiar with the course than others, and this will have a huge impact on the tournament.