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Avoiding Early Season PGA Betting Mistakes

Each year in early January a new PGA season gets underway. Betting on the sport in January and February is different in a lot of ways than betting on it later on. Bettors who donít think about those differences can make some costly mistakes that can impact their betting throughout the year. Here are five of the biggest mistakes that bettors making when betting the early part of the season in the PGA: ...

Betting Strategy for Alternate PGA Events

A few times each year the PGA schedules an alternate event. Those are the events that are played at the same time as other events with limited fields - like the British Open or WGC events. The events obviously donít feature the most elite fields or the highest profile, and betting attention is diverted to the bigger event, but for bettors who put the effort into properly handicapping these alternate events they can provide serious opportunities for betting success - often much better than what is offered by the higher profile event taking place ...

Special Betting Consideration For PGA Fall Series

The Fall Series is a unique part of the PGA schedule - one that gets almost no attention in the realm of the casual golf fan. These are the tournaments that stretch for a month or so after the FedEx Cup has concluded. While top level golfers are worried about things like the Ryder Cup, piling up all the appearance fees they can, or resting up for next season these tournaments are the domain of people who canít relax because they are playing for their future. These are the players who are trying to earn their cards for another year, or are tryin ...

Measuring Betting Potential for New PGA Players

Every year in January we see the dawn of a new season in the PGA. That means that every January a large group of new players join the tour. Most of those new players are obscure when they join the tour, and still obscure when they leave the tour a year or two later. Some of those guys, though, will break through. That might mean that theyíll win as a rookie, or that they will consistently perform well and will be useful in prop bets. It could be that theyíll quietly improve as a rookie before really starting to shine in their second year. Whate ...

Biggest Match Play Golf Betting Mistakes

Outside of the majors the match play format is the best there is in professional golf. There are a few reasons for that - the head-to-head competition is rare and always intriguing, the format is perfect for TV and fun to follow, and it is fun and profitable to handicap. If people arenít careful when they are betting on the few opportunities to handicap match play each year, though, there are mistakes that they can make that can prove to be costly. Here are five of the biggest mistakes people make when betting on match play golf: ...

British Open Betting Strategy Adjustments

The British Open is just one of the four grand slam events in golf. It is so different from the rest of its major brethren, though, that at times it is almost as if it is a different sport. Bettors who approach the tournament in the same way that they approach the Masters, the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship are probably doomed. At the very least they are leaving money on the table because they arenít making the best decisions that they could. If you want to bet on the British Open successfully you have to make some serious adjustments for t ...

Common Golf Betting Mistakes

A lot of casual golf bettors only bet on four of five tournaments a year - the majors and the Ryder Cup every other year. When you are betting a sport so rarely you are inevitably not going to be as sharp as you would be if you bet it much more regularly. There are a lot of mistakes that are easy to make if you donít bet on the sport regularly. Here are four of the bigger mistakes youíll want to avoid if you want to be successful betting on the majors in golf: ...

Evaluating Golfer's Hangover From Masters

In a lot of sports the biggest event comes at the end of the season. In the PGA, though, tournaments donít get any bigger than the Masters, and that tournament comes in early April - just about a third of the way into the season. Every golfer wants to win the Masters, so they are forced to try to peak early in the season. That can lead to a letdown after the Masters ends - a Masters hangover. For many golfers the letdown can lead to reduced focus and play below their potential. For some guys it just lasts for an event, while for others it lasts ...

Evaluating Golfer's Prep For Masters

The Masters is by far the most popular and closely watched golf tournament of the year. That means that it is also the most popular for betting. Leading up to the Masters every little detail about the competitors is analyzed from every possible angle. One of the more interesting factors to look at is how the players choose to get ready for the tournament. Some guys will play right up to the Masters in an attempt to gain momentum heading in. Some guys will play through March before taking a week or two off before the Masters. The most interestin ...

Exposing British Open Betting Myths

The British Open is a very unique tournament. It is unlike any of the other major championships - itís played on another continent, the weather can be especially brutal, the courses are often links style, and so on. Because the tournament is so different from most handicappers have to make big adjustments to be ready for the tournament. Whenever you have to make big adjustments, though, you are very vulnerable to falling into traps and buying into myths that might sound good but donít actually hold up under the scrutiny of closer inspection. He ...

Golf Betting Strategy for Week After Majors

Most casual golf bettors only bet four or five times a year - the four majors, the Ryder Cup if it is on, and maybe the match play. Thatís obviously when the sport is in the spotlight, and when the most betting options are available. Iím not a huge golf bettor myself, but I do bet the majors. Those arenít my favorite tournaments to bet, though. Where I really like to shop for value is in the tournaments played the week following the majors. They arenít the tournaments with the glamour, and they arenít particularly interesting a lot of times, bu ...

Golf Guide For New Bettors

Betting on golf is a very attractive and interesting thing to do. Itís also very different than betting on other sports, and it can be challenging and intimidating for people looking to give it a go. For those who want to try betting on golf for the first time, here are five factors to start off by considering: ...

Betting Concerns for Fast PGA Tournament Leads

It doesnít happen every week in the PGA, but quite often weíll see a golfer storm out to a lead on the Thursday with a very strong first round. Sometimes that fast start isnít sustained and the golfer is far back in the pack by Sunday. Other times itís a sign of things to come, and the golfer is able to sustain the performance throughout the weekend. Needless to say, the ability to get a sense of which scenario is more likely can be very useful for bettors. Here are seven questions to ask to help determine what could happen: ...

Handicapping for Early Season PGA Tournaments

The PGA season starts in early January each year. The betting public largely doesnít pay a lot of attention to the sport until the Masters unless something big happens. That means that there are a lot of tournaments with comparatively little public attention that are prime spots for prepared bettors to make some real money. Here are seven questions to ask to help handicap these early season tournaments effectively and take advantage of lines that can be the softest and most profitable of the whole year: ...

Handicapping Impact of Masters Winner

The Masters is by far the biggest golf tournament on the PGA calendar each year. That means that winning has a major impact of the golfer who comes out on top. If they are already a star then their legacy and reputation will be enhanced, and they will be even more popular in the eyes of fans and bettors. If they have not won majors or high profile tournaments before, though, then they are going to be thrust into a whole new level of stardom and attention. In an instant they have become household names - at least for a while. Some winners will e ...

Handicapping Masters at Augusta National

The Masters is the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, and Augusta National is the most revered golf course in the world. Itís the only course that hosts a Major every year, and itís a course that has a mythology of its own. Handicappers who want to succeed betting on the Masters need to pay close attention to Augusta National and the impact it will have on the outcome of the tournament. Here are six factors to consider: ...

Handicapping Regular Golf Tournaments

For a lot of casual golf bettors there are only four or five events each year that they care about - the majors and the Ryder Cup every other year. They may pay attention to a couple of the WGC events as well - like the Match Play. That still leaves dozens of regular events each year - the weekly events that only sometimes get attention nationally. Those events should be of more interest to serious sports bettors looking to make a long term profit than they are. The betting volume in these events is lower than in the majors - sometimes dramatic ...

How To Bet With Golf's Match Play Brackets

The match play format in golf is increasingly popular for bettors. There are a few reasons for that - the head to head competition is relatively unique and exciting, the format plays well on TV, itís something different, and so on. The biggest reason for the success of the format, though, is because of the bracket. Match play tournaments use a bracket just like the NCAA tournament does, and there is something about a bracket that gets sports fans really excited. When looking at the bracket in match play it is important to be able to quickly fin ...

How to Bet on PGA Match Play

Just a couple times a year we get to bet on the best format there is for pro golf in my eyes - match play. I love watching golfers stare each others in the eye until one guy blinks. Itís like every hole is a playoff. For bettors it takes a major adjustment in mindset to bet on match lay. That can be hard to do since there are so few opportunities to bet on it and find your confidence and develop your style. In order to succeed when betting on match play here are five things to keep in mind: ...

How to Handle Betting on Golf Match Ups

Betting on golf is hard for casual bettors. They likely only bet on the sports four or five times a year - the majors and the Ryder Cup - so they are certain not to have a deep knowledge of whatís going on in the sport. That can make picking one winner from among the dozens of golfers in a tournament even more difficult than it normally is. One way to get around the challenge of picking a single winner is by betting head-to-head matchups. The concept is simple - two golfers are listed and you decide which one is going to do better in the tourna ...

How to Wager on President's Cup

The Presidentís Cup is the poor cousin of the Ryder Cup. It is played every second year when the Ryder Cup isnít played, and features the top golfers from the United States against the top golfers from the rest of the world except for the golfers from Great Britain who play in the Ryder Cup. While it doesnít get nearly as much coverage or attention as the Ryder Cup the Presidentís Cup is still a great tournament with a strong history. It also can provide outstanding betting opportunities for bettors who are positioned to spot them. Here are six ...

Betting Impact of PGA Tournament Locations

PGA tournaments are held every year in every corner of the United States. There is even one held annually in Canada. At some points in the season the tournaments are clustered in some parts of the country - like the Hawaii and California swings early in the season. Other times, though, the tournaments move locations dramatically from week to week. The location of a tournament each week is an important factor in the handicapping of that tournament. Hereís a look at eight factors to consider when looking at the location of a PGA tournament: ...

Issues with Early Betting on PGA Stars

The PGA is all about the stars. Thatís all that most fans and most bettors care about. Betting on those stars is never easy as a result. They get the lionís share of the attention and action, and their lines often lack much value as a result. It can be particularly tough to bet on star golfers early in the season. Then we are not only dealing with all the public attention, but they are coming off a long break so we canít be sure how they will perform. Here are six important factors to consider when betting on star PGA players early in the seaso ...

Judging Impact of PGA Caddy Changes

The relationship between a caddy and a golfer in the PGA is one that is unique in all of sports. The caddy has to be part servant, part coach, part confidante, and part security guard. The relationship is so close it is almost like a marriage. And like marriages, the relationships between caddies and golfers often end - and quite often they donít end gracefully. When a golfer splits with his caddy it can often be a sign of bigger issues. As such, handicappers need to take note of these changes when they happen so that they can consider the bett ...

Judging PGA Winners After Long Losing Drought

Winning golf tournaments in the PGA is hard. Very hard. Itís quite possible, then, for even the best golfers to go through a long drought between wins. the losing streak could be blamed on any number of factors - health, motivation, off-course distractions, a change in playing style, age, or just bad luck. When a drought ends then bettors are faced with a handicapping puzzle. Does the win signal the end of the down period and the return to the past form? Or is the player more likely to revert back to the bad form that has haunted him after the ...

Keys to Successful Betting on Golf Majors

For casual golf bettors there are probably just four tournaments a year that they bet on - five if it is a Ryder Cup year. The majors get the large majority of attention in the golf world, and betting action is dramatically higher than in other weeks as a result. If you only bet on a sport four or five times a year, though, then you probably donít follow it as closely as you would if long term profits week after week were your goal. That means that you are going to unfortunately be well positioned to make some big mistakes that can make it very ...

What To Look For In PGA Golfer Pairings

Golfers have no control over who they get to play within their pairing every week, yet those pairings can have a big impact on how well they play. A good pairing can lift a player up, while a poor pairing can leave a player frustrated, distracted, or otherwise not at his best. Most bettors rarely pay any attention at all to pairings. Those that do, though, can often find a nice edge - especially in the head to head pairings bets that are increasingly popular in golf betting. Here are five factors to consider when looking at the pairings in a PG ...

Handling PGA Player Moving To European Tour

Every year in golf a few players who have been playing on the European Tour decide to give the PGA Tour a try for a year, and vice versa. In some cases those moves are high profile - especially when a guy from Europe tries the higher profile PGA. Other times the move is more practical - like when a PGA player struggling to return from injury looks to Europe as an easier road back to success. Whenever a player makes a move like this it is important for handicappers to be able to assess how well they will handle it. That can lead to strong bettin ...

Pre-Season Research for PGA Bets

Every January brings the start of a new PGA season after a short layoff since last season ended. For bettors who like to bet on golf the days before the start of the new season are a good time to make sure you are ready for the long haul of the season. The more prepared you are, the better the chances are that youíll come out ahead. Here are eight questions to consider to help you be as ready as possible: ...

Profiting From Ryder Cup Wagers

The Ryder Cup gets underway later his week at Celtic Manor in Wales. Itís not a major or an official event, but many top golfers will tell you that itís the most significant event on the calendar when it appears every second year. Players go to great lengths to make the team, and then can become legends for coming through when it matters. The Ryder Cup can also be an interesting tournament for bettors. The unique structure of it provides plenty of betting opportunities. If you are thinking about betting the Ryder Cup this week here are six thin ...

Tips for Masters Golf Betting Futures

For most golf tournaments during the PGA season you can bet on them for less than a week before the field tees off. In higher profile tournaments the time frame for betting can be a bit longer. There is no tournament higher profile or more popular among fans and bettors than the Masters. In response to that excitement sportsbooks allow bettors to bet on the tournament months before it starts. You can bet on the April tournament as the season is just getting started in January. ...

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