Golf is deemed the sport of the elite. The designer-wearing sport offers the player to use both clubs and balls to hit a set amount of holes in what is called a golf course. Is it as exciting as a football or a boxing game? Debatable, yet the sport attracts many fans across the globe to bet, with fathers getting a set of golf clubs for Christmas and tempting their luck at conquering the golf course.
Just like any other sport across the globe, golf attracts tons of punters who follow the golf matches religiously, in the hopes that their favorite golf player. And to be fair, the world has seen its fair share of great golfers come through the ranks. If you are looking at betting on some of the best golfers, the ones that the top UK bookmakers deem the creme de la creme, here is a comprehensive list on some worth backing all season long.
Jon Rahm might only be 27 years of age, but what he has achieved in the last couple of years of golfing is much more worth than your average golfer. Jon Rahm is currently ranked as Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, a post that miraculously he held for the past 60 weeks. Having defended this title for so long, we feel that backing Jon Rahm when placing your golf bets would be a safe bet. Keeping that in mind, if you bet on Rahm and he does win, you will get a small profit margin via your bet, since Rahm is always marked as the favorite by bookies. To continue with his good achievements in the world of golf, Rahm managed to also win the Memorial Golf Tournament held in July 2020. June 2021 also brought more success for Rahm, as he was declared the first Spanish golfer to ever win a U.S Open, hence marking Rahm’s name in golfing history.
If you are an American golf enthusiast, you might remember the days when Tiger Woods dominated the golf courses and of course the golf scene. Well, not that Woods has taken a step back, there is a new kid on the block, and that golfer is Collin Morikawa. At the tender age of 25, Morikawa enjoys golfing at a professional level at both the PGA Tour and the European Tour, hence facing Rahm on multiple occasions. During his newish short career, Morikawa has managed to secure 5 solid PGA titles, the PGA Championship of 2020 and also the 2021 Golf Open Championship. Good to note that Morikawa’s titles were won during his debut year, hence catapulting him into instant star status and a favorite with the gamblers.
Morikawa is ranked quite high in the golf community and secured his place as an elite golfer when he was at the Race of Dubai during his European golf tour. It is an easy win betting on Morikawa, yet if you want a substantial win, one that will see you pocket hundreds, this golfer will not assist you in your mission. If the US player is on the golf course, he will win, which we can tell you for sure, however when Rahm is in the same golf course, things could get interesting, and so could your golf betting.
Viktor Hovland is a top-ranked golfer from Norway who is currently ranked 4th in the world. Kicking off his career in 2019 at the US Open, Hovland secured his first win a year after when in February of 2020 he won the Puerto Rico Open. Keeping top-notch in terms of form, stamina, and mental motivation, Hovland went on to secure a win at the PGA Tour by managing the 72nd hole at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Albeit a coronavirus pandemic rocking the world, many golf tournaments went ahead in 2021, and Hovland also secured a win at the European Tour, taking home the BMW international Open Cup. This made a monumental moment for Hovland, as he became a national hero in his homeland of Norway, becoming the first Norwegian to golf a European Tour title. Defending his title many times even abroad earned Hovland the nickname of ‘Resort King’ paying homage to the fact that Hovland’s massive golf wins always happened outside of the Contiguous United States territory. If you had to ask us if you should bet on Hovland, we would definitely say yes. The young golfer has only been competing professionally in the game for less than 5 years and has gone from strength to strength. He is a good bet, especially if he happens to be the underdog, competing with top-ranked and skilled golfers such as Rahm and Morikawa.
How to bet on golf and win big
Just like any other sport out there, you would need to start off your golf betting adventure with some research. Look up who are the top-ranked golfers, compare wins, and compare cups they have won and against who. Online sportsbooks make it quite easy for gamblers to start betting on golf, as you will find many betting strategy manuals that will kick off your golf bets. We suggest you read them all, as only this way you can make an informed decision on who to bet on, why, and how your bet is placed.
Types of bets play a big role in your betting strategy also, with your favorite golfer winning the overall tournament being a safe and also the go-to bet with punters. Other bets include if the golfer will score over 70.5, or if they will hit the hole on the first try.
Also finding the betting bookmaker for you will make or break your golf betting fun. Find sites that will give you free bet slips, and gambling sites that are licensed and regulated.
Once you have ticked all the above boxes, it is time to settle on a golfer, and your best bet would be the 3 top-ranked world golfers listed above. As they pocket gold holes, you will pocket massive wins in between. All whilst backing the same golf players the whole season long.