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Gambling on golf peaks during major tournaments

By mr-gambling on 2016-05-08 08:52:21

There is no doubt that if you asked a group of sports fans to name which sports attract the most attention from sports gambling enthusiasts it is unlikely that golf would appear high on the list and it may even not be there at all. In Ireland it is horse racing and football which dominate the sports gambling sector, but there are also a number of other sports including golf which attract attention beyond their usual audience particularly during high profile tournaments. During the recent Augusta Masters tournament for example gambling on golf proved very popular in Ireland. Clearly this is partly due to the fact that Northern Irishman Rory Mclroy is always well supported wherever he plays, but golf gambling fans also tend to enjoy the success of other European players over their American rivals because of the Ryder Cup. This year’s Masters also provided a new Major winner from this side of the Atlantic in Englishman Danny Willett, a victory which propelled him into the top ten for the first time. The next Major tournament for golf gambling fans to contemplate is of course the Open at Royal Troon in July, considered by many to be the most prestigious golf tournament of all, but this year sports gambling fans who enjoy gambling on golf can also look forward to the Ryder Cup at the end of September and the return of golf to the Olympics in Rio. By its very nature golf is one of those sports where the odds on particular players can change very rapidly during the course of a four day tournament, so it is not unusual for golf gambling fans to change their forecast during the tournament and place further bets accordingly. It is also true that gambling on golf is not an easy sports gambling activity because there are so many players in most tournaments who are capable of winning, particularly since the demise of Tiger Woods.