Now that the football season is all but over sports gambling fans can turn their attention to a range of alternative sports gambling opportunities. Clearly in Ireland horse race gambling remains the biggest sports gambling activity, but there are other sports which attract a great deal of gambling interest particularly where Irish teams or individuals historically do well. The upcoming rugby World Cup for instance is bound to attract a great deal of gambling interest in Ireland because of the strength of the Irish team, but golf is also a major attraction for Irish sports gambling fans with Rory Mcilroy at the top of the world rankings. As with most other sports, gambling on golf becomes more popular whenever there is a major tournament so golf gambling fans will be looking forward to the start of the second Major of the year next week. The US Open starts on the 18th June and according to most bookmakers will see another contest between Rory Mcilroy and the new golf sensation Jordan Spieth. Paddy Power currently have Rory at 11/2 and Spieth at 8/1. The one thing golf gambling enthusiasts will notice this year is the apparent demise of Tiger Woods, who seems to be really struggling to get back to any sort of form and has just had his worst round in his professional career. Can he come back and compete again at the Majors. Those golf gambling fans who believe he can may want to take advantage of the 40/1 odds currently being quoted. Irish fans of gambling on golf will of course be backing Rory Mcilroy to come good at both the US Open and of course The Open Championship at St Andrews a month later for which he is also currently favourite. Gambling on golf is far from easy when it comes to picking a winner, but most bookmakers offer a range of other gambling options on all the major tournaments so there is plenty of choice for golf gambling fans over the next couple of months.