Things To Know About Betting On Golf In Louisiana
Don’t worry, Louisiana sports betting fans, we haven’t forgotten about you.
You’re one of the latest states to legalize sports betting as many casinos have opened sports betting in their sites and mobile apps will be right behind.
And as more and more golf fans of the PGA Tour come into the gaming fold, we’re going to pass on a few words of wisdom (OK, enter your own punchline here) on what to look for when it comes to wagering on golf.
First, don’t forget to check out some of the best Louisiana sports betting apps around–Caesars Louisiana Sportsbook, BetMGM, FanDuel and DraftKings. These are four of the top sites and will let bettors have a variety of betting choices. And the choices are important as there will be many different numbers for bettors to check out. A golfer at one site may be +800 while he may be +1000 at another site.
Yes, that can make a huge difference.
So let’s dive into betting and the PGA Tour. We’re going to tell you about the ins and outs, the ups and downs and the nuances to help bettors make a few dollars in one of the toughest sports to bet anywhere.
Betting Golf Is Unlike Other Sports
That’s a given. If you’re new to betting take note: Baseball, football, hockey and basketball are simpler in that they are Team ‘A’ against Team ‘B’. You’ve basically got a 50 percent chance of winning unless there’s a tie.
But golf is a whole different animal.
All we can tell bettors is one simple statement: Betting on golf is tough.
Here you’re wagering on one player against the other 143 in the field (if it’s a full-field event). Plenty has to go right to pick a winner with that big of a field as tournaments go over four days (usually) and all it takes is one or two bad shots…or a bad round, to see your bet go away.
A Few Gentle Betting Reminders
If you’re new to wagering and looking to dip your toes in on the action, there are a few reminders when it comes to golf betting.
It’s quite the challenge and a lot has to go right to pick a winner in any sport. The betting is magnified by the fact the tournament runs four days and a player has to be on his game all four rounds to even have a chance.
And playing well doesn’t ensure a victory. Unlike most other sports, there is no defense in golf. If you shoot a red-hot 63 there’s nothing you can do if a player–or players–go out and shoot a 62 or better.
Add in the fact that any shot in the water or out of bounds can send a players’ spot on the leaderboard plummeting and that just ramps up the pressure.
Get Ready To Watch And Bet
While you’re making a bet or two for the weekly PGA Tour events, mark April 21-24, 2022 on your calendar.
That’s the week some of the PGA Tour’s top players will team up in the Zurich Classic which is held at TPC Louisiana. Last year Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith, two of the top players on the PGA Tour teamed up to win.
It’s one of the few events that feature teammates and different formats. If you’re on site, you’ll be able to bet before and during the event as most sports apps feature in-game wagering.
There’s nothing better than finding a spot to watch as the best players come through, drink a beer or two and make a couple of dollars with well-planned bets.
Ah Yes, The Bets
Like we said earlier, picking a winner can be a frustrating endeavor. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make a few dollars with other bets.
These wagers, prop bets, offer a variety of options including if your favorite player will finish in the top five or the top 10. You can also pick a player to beat another player head-to-head over the four days. After each round there will also be head-to-head matchups as well as updated odds to win the tournament.
Add in whether there will be a hole-in-one (not in all tournaments) or will there be a playoff.
These bets add a whole new dimension to golf betting and take some of the pressure off having to have your player win the tournament to cash in.
Let’s Get Started
The bottom line is bettors just need to do a little homework and do a deeper dive on their favorite player or players’ strong events. Check out the last few years of the tournament to see who has had solid finishes and who might be in the perfect spot for a victory.
It’s not rocket science…it’s a little tougher. But it’s also a lot of fun and perhaps money to be made.