Golf is a historic sport in every sense of the word: It can trace its origins back to the 15th century while the major tournaments began as early as 1860. Golf was first introduced into the summer Olympics in 1900 so there’s a lot of tradition attached to this hugely popular game.
Golf is a big draw for the betting community too and there are professional tournaments played for much of the calendar year. Across the world, there are competitions providing potential for betting markets and those big tournaments are all picked up by Unibet TV’s live streaming service. Here’s what you can look forward to.
The four biggest tournaments in the golfing year are known as the Majors. Three of these events take place in the United States while the Open Championship, the oldest of the four, is hosted in the United Kingdom.
The US based tournaments traditionally start with the Masters at Augusta in April and they are followed by the PGA Championship and the US Open. Like all main tournaments, these are played over 72 holes, across four days but, as the most prestigious competitions on the circuit, this is the time when the fields are at their strongest. Betting will also intensify around the four Majors and each tournament will enjoy extensive coverage from Unibet TV.
The PGA Tour
There are a number of professional tours in place but, in the main, golf focuses on either side of the Atlantic. While there are some exceptions, the PGA Tour mostly takes place in the United States and this edition tends to attract the better golfers.
With the exception of the Christmas period, tournaments are held on a weekly basis. As well as earning prize money, players claim FedEx points and, at the end of the season, FedEx playoffs decide the best golfer across that campaign.
A host of events include competitions such as the Wyndham Championship, the 3M Open, the Rocket Mortgage Classic, the Memorial Tournament and many, many more. Unibet back the PGA Tour with the same extensive selection of betting markets and you can access our live streaming service to ensure that you don’t miss out on the action.
The European Tour
Like the PGA version in the US, the European Tour is mainly played on one continent but there are exceptions. On this side of the Atlantic, the top golfers in the world will appear with less frequency but that doesn’t mean that the competition is any less intense.
Europe’s version of the FedEx Cup is referred to as the Race to Dubai and the winner is crowned at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. Along the way, the Tour takes in competitions all over the continent and some of the tournaments to look out for include the Scottish Open, the Irish Open, the Porsche European Open and the BMW PGA Championship.
Once again, all of the big tournaments are picked up by Unibet TV so remember to look out for our live streaming service.
On both tours, American and European players have another goal in alternate years. Those earning points on either side of the Atlantic are looking to qualify for a prestigious matchplay tournament which comes along on a biannual basis.
The Ryder Cup is a titanic battle between the USA and Europe and it’s produced some unforgettable golf in recent years. Originally set up as a competition between the US and Great Britain, the competition was later expanded with GB and Ireland replaced by a European team.
That switch has made the competition far more competitive and it’s helped the Ryder Cup elevate the sport of golf as a whole. Millions of viewers tune in to three hectic days of action and you can watch it all via Unibet TV.
Betting on and Watching Live Golf
Outright markets remain popular and while calling a winner from fields of over 150 can be tricky, some long odds champions can occasionally lift the trophy. Darren Clarke came through the field as a 100/1 outsider to win the 2011 Open Championship and there are other occasions where similar prices have delivered. At the top of the markets, the favourites tend to go off at 10/1 or longer so there is the potential for some value in this sport.
Each way bets are also possible but as an alternative to the E/W call, customers can place bets on Top Five or Top Ten finishes. With so many entrants into any golf tournament, these markets can offer a sound alternative to the outright win bet. It’s a sport where a host of props are in place to support the outright winner and, like most core events on our sportsbook, golf can also be considered over in the live markets.
Catching the live action via Unibet TV is easy and no subscription is required. All that we ask is that you are a registered Unibet customer and that you have funds in your account. Failing that, you can still watch the stream if you have placed a cash bet within the preceding 24 hours.
You don’t have to stake on the golf tournament that you’re watching but it’s an option if you want to see your bet play out in real time. For those staking in the live betting markets, the comprehensive Unibet TV package consistently updates odds so you can make an informed decision.