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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 (more…)

Betting Concerns for Fast PGA Tournament Leads

It doesn’t happen every week in the PGA, but quite often bettors see a golfer storm out to a lead on the Thursday with a very strong first round. Sometimes that fast start isn’t sustained and the golfer is far back in the pack by Sunday. Other times it’s a sign (more…)

Betting Impact of PGA Tournament Locations

As bettors who follow the PGA Tour know, pro golf 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 (more…)

Judging PGA Winners After Long Losing Drought

Bettors need to realize that winning golf tournaments in the PGA is hard. Very hard. It’s 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 (more…)

How to Wager on President’s Cup

Wagering on the President’s Cup, which is the poor cousin of the Ryder Cup,is an interesting venture for sports bettors. It is played every second year when the Ryder Cup isn’t played, and features the top golfers from the United States against the top golfers from the rest of the world (more…)

Profiting From Ryder Cup Wagers

Golf bettors are looking forward to the Ryder Cup, which gets underway later this week at Celtic Manor in Wales. It’s not a major or an official event, but many top golfers will tell you that it’s the most significant event on the calendar when it appears every second year. Players (more…)

Pre-Season Research for PGA Bets

Golf bettors look forward to every January, which 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 (more…)

What To Look For In PGA Golfer Pairings

Veteran golf bettors know that golfers have no control over who they get to play with in 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, (more…)

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. It’s like every hole is a playoff. For bettors it takes a (more…)

Measuring Betting Potential for New PGA Players

Every year in January golf bettors see the dawn of a new season in the PGA. That means that every January a large group of new golfers join the tour. Most of those new players are obscure when they join the tour, and still obscure when they leave the tour a (more…)

Betting Strategy for Alternate PGA Events

A few times each year the PGA schedules an alternate event that can offer betting possibilities. 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 don’t feature the most elite fields or (more…)

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 (more…)

Judging Impact of PGA Caddy Changes

Veteran golf bettors know that 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. (more…)

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 don’t think about those differences can make some costly mistakes that can impact their betting throughout the (more…)

Handicapping Help for Early Season PGA Tournaments

The PGA season starts in early January each year. The betting public largely doesn’t 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 (more…)

Special Betting Consideration For PGA Fall Series

The Fall Series is a unique part of the PGA schedule for bettors – 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 (more…)

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 (more…)

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 (more…)

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 on 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 (more…)

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, it’s something different, and so on. The biggest reason for the success of the format, though, (more…)

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…)

Golf Guide For New Bettors

Betting on golf is a very attractive and interesting thing to do. It’s 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 (more…)

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 what’s going on in the sport. That can make picking one (more…)

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 (more…)

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. That’s obviously when the sport is in the spotlight, and when the most betting options are available. I’m not a huge golf bettor (more…)

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 (more…)

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. It’s the only course that hosts a Major every year, and it’s a course that has a mythology of its own. Handicappers who want to succeed betting on (more…)

British Open Betting Strategy Adjustments

The British Open is just one of the four grand slam events in golf and it attracts solid betting action. 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 (more…)

Exposing British Open Betting Myths

The British Open is a very unique tournament and interesting for PGA bettors. It is unlike any of the other major championships – it’s 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, (more…)

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