biittner77 wrote:jersey cubs fan wrote:biittner77 wrote:I don't get why people bet on who's going to win a particular golf tournament. There's at least 20 guys that could win a major tournament.
Then take the field
Back when I worked at a golf course we would have pools for the US open where you'd pick 4 golfers and added up the money they won to determine the winner. It was really picking 3 golfers since everyone always had Tiger as one of their 4. I guess Dustin Johnson would be the closest to that these days.
I think Rickie Fowler breaks through this year.
Yeah I do a pool like that, tiered by World Golf Rankings where you pick 5 a week and get their “winnings.” Each week has individual winners and there’s a year long component where whoever has the most money at end of year wins the larger pool.
As for betting individual golf tournaments, I rarely do unless I’m in Vegas and just looking to horsefeathers around and throw $20-50 on a guy or 2, but most “pro” betting guys I follow on social media don’t bet tournament winner odds a ton. If they do it’s usually only long odds guys at 20/1+ odds (think like a Patrick Reed in a good field) since the payouts/odds to win on the big names aren’t worth the risk or they even wait until going in to a Sunday to bet on guys who at least you know have a chance. Those guys typically seem to bet make/miss cuts, individual daily matchups, total birdies/bogies, top 5/10/20 finish, etc. That seems to be where you can find an angle, especially currently with how strong golf is, there’s about ~20 guys in any given tournament now who may win and it’s not a big surprise.