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golf ballBetting on golf peaks around the four Majors of the season, and Ryder Cup biannually, but with both the PGA Tour and European Tour running simultaneously there is rarely a weekend in the calendar without a high-profile golfing event. Golf free bets are most frequently used on the US Masters, The US Open, The Open Championship, the USPGA Championship and as Europe and the USA go head-to-head in the Ryder CupHowever don't be limited by the big events! They can also be used on any golf tournament throughout the season.

All the promotions that you see on can be used as golf free bets. Whether you fancy Tiger Woods to start winning majors again, think that Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler will dominate the golfing landscape for years to come or feel this is the year that Lee Westwood will break his Major duck, you can place a wager on it.

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 World Golf Rankings - 9 March 2020

With events occuring almost all-year round, there is plenty of movement in the rankings of the world's top golfers. Success in the major's can undobtably lead to a substantial leap in a player's standings so make sure you keep up to date with who's in form as they are sure to be a good idea to use your golf free bet on. The numbers in brackets show any changes from the previous week.

  1. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 
  2. Jon Rahm (ESP) 
  3. Brooks Koepka (USA) 
  4. Justin Thomas (USA) 
  5. Dustin Johnson (USA)
  6. Patrick Cantley (USA) 
  7. Webb Simpson (USA) (+1)
  8. Patrick Reed (USA) (+1)
  9. Adam Scott (AUS) (-2)
  10. Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 
  11. Tiger Woods (USA)
  12. Xander Shaufelle (USA) 
  13. Bryon de Chambeau (USA)  (+1)
  14. Justin Rose (ENG) (-1)
  15. Marc Leishmann (USA) (+6) - second in Arnold Palmer invitational.
  16. Tony Finau (USA) (-1)
  17. Matt Kuchar (USA) (-1)
  18. Gary Woodland (USA) (-1)
  19. Louis Ousterhuizen (SA) (-1)
  20. Shane Lowry (IRE) 

Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) moved up from 32 to 22 after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

2020 Majors Schedule

April 9-12 -  US Masters (Augusta, Georgia) 

May 14-17 -   US PGA (TPC Harding Park) 

June 18-21 -  US Open (Winged Foot) 

July 16-19 -   British Open (St George's) 


2019 Majors Results

April 11-14 -  US Masters (Augusta, Georgia) - won by Tiger Woods

May 16-19 -   US PGA (Bethpage State Park, Farmingdale, New York) - won by Brooks Koepka

June 13-16 -  US Open (Pebble Beach, California) - won by Gary Woodland

July 18-21 -   British Open (Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland) - won by Shane Lowry


Golf Betting Markets

Betting on golf is similar in many ways to betting on horse racing, in that the main betting aspect of the sport is based around a single market with a large number of runners. Most golf bettors will place their golf free bets as either a win single or an each-way bet on the outright winner of a tournament, as is done in betting on a horse race.

There are however, many more peripheral markets in golf betting. Punters can use their golf free bets to back the leader at the end of round 1, 2 or 3, the winner of any particular two-ball or three-ball, the overall winning score, the overall margin of victory, 72-hole match bets plus plenty of player specials. Other markets include:

  • Will there be a hole in one?
  • Will there be an albatross?
  • Top 5 finish
  • Winning nationality
  • Top European
  • Top American

Betting on Golf Majors

Golf’s four majors attract more attention on an annual basis, and consequently more golf free bets, than any other event in the golf calendar. The Masters, The US Open, The Open and The US PGA Championships are the events that all the pros want on their CV with all the world’s top golfers honing their preparations in order to peak at these events.

The Masters is the first Major of the season and takes place in April at Augusta. The winner is awarded the famous green jacket and is presented with it by the previous year’s winner. The Open Championship is the only one of the four Majors that takes place outside of the USA but certainly carries the most prestige. The Open is entwined in the history of golf and all of the game’s great players have their names etched on the famous Claret Jug. The Open Championship is undoubtedly the most popular of golf betting events throughout the season.

Golf Betting

Away from the four Majors there is plenty of action for punters to use their golf free bets on. The European Tour’s Race to Dubai has twists and turns on a weekly basis, as event winners move up the money list moving others down the pecking order, while across the Atlantic there is similar jostling for position throughout the season in the FedEx Cup.

In Ryder Cup years punters can also use their golf free bets to predict which players will make either the US or European teams. Each team captain has the opportunity to pick a handful of players, but the majority of each team is made up of the best performing players over the course of the season leading up to the event. Then once the Ryder Cup arrives bettors can, of course, bet on every aspect from the overall winner to the winner of each individual four-ball, foursomes or singles match-up.

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