Golf is one of the most played games in the world, originating back in 15th century Scotland, and golf betting is growing in popularity especially on the four men’s major golf championships.
In the world of golf the Major Championships hold market share when it comes to golf odds on offer and are made up of four highly prestigious pro-golfing tournaments:
- US Masters Tournament
- US Open
- British Open Championships
- PGA Championship
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Major Golf Championships
The Masters Tournament is the first of the golf majors each year with the fight for the green jacket starting in April. This is followed by the US Open golf championship in June, which is run across various golf courses around the United States unlike the US Masters that is held at the coveted Augusta National Golf Club every year.
Next-up is the UK’s turn with the British Golf Open tournament taking place on the week of the third Friday in July annually, before the golf betting action returns to America for the US PGA Championship.
|April||Masters Tournament||Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, USA||72||Stroke Play||US$11 million||1934|
|June||US Open of Golf||USA (Erin, Wisconsin in 2017)||70||Stroke Play||US$10 million||1895|
|July||British Open Championship||England (Royal Birkdale Golf Club in 2017)||70||Stroke Play||US$8.6 million||1860|
|August||PGA Championship||United States (Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017)||72||Stoke Play||US$10.5 million||1916|
Golf betting is as big as the prize funds offered in the major golf tournaments across the year. Along with the four most prestigious golf championships – known as the Majors – fans can bet on a host of other professional golf tours led by the PGA Tour, European Tour and the four World Golf Championships events.
While US PGA odds are some of the most sought after golf markets, punters can also enjoy access to all of the PGA tour odds across the year at Ladbrokes.
Below is a look at some of the major golf markets and golf bet types.
Outright golf odds on what pro-player will take out a set tournament, often offered before the event takes place as outright or futures betting.
TOP 5 FINISH
Odds on what golfers will finish in the Top 5 of a specified tournament.
FIRST ROUND LEADER
Back a golfer to finish ahead after the first round of play.
TOP AUSTRALIAN PLAYER
Get behind the green-and-gold contingent and back a top Australian golfer like Jason Day to finish ahead of his fellow Aussies in a specified tournament or golf championship like the US Open.
Major Golf Championship Winners
To win a golf major is a lifelong dream of many golfers, but an esteemed group of the pro-players have enjoyed multiple golf championship victories including six-time US Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus also holds the record of four US Open golf victories with Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan. The record number of British Open wins is six held by Harry Vardon, while America’s PGA Championship record of five wins is co-held by Nicklaus and Walter Hagen.
Below is a list of winners of the 4 Golf Majors dating back to the year 2000.
|Year||US Masters Winner||US Open Winner||British Open Winner||PGA Championship Winner|
|2017||Sergio García (ESP)||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2016||Danny Willett (GBR)||Dustin Johnson (USA)||Henrik Stenson (SWE)||Jimmy Walker (USA)|
|2015||Jordan Spieth (USA)||Jordan Spieth (USA)||Zach Johnson (USA)||Jason Day (AUS)|
|2014||Bubba Watson (USA)||Martin Kaymer (GER)||Rory McIlroy (IRL)||Rory McIlroy (IRL)|
|2013||Adam Scott (AUS)||Justin Rose (GBR)||Phil Mickelson (USA)||Jason Dufner (USA)|
|2012||Bubba Watson (USA)||Webb Simpson (USA)||Ernie Els (ZAF)||Rory McIlroy (IRL)|
|2011||Charl Schwartzel (ZAF)||Rory McIlroy (IRL)||Darren Clarke (IRL)||Keegan Bradley (USA)|
|2010||Phil Mickelson (USA)||Graeme McDowell (IRL)||Louis Oosthuizen (ZAF)||Martin Kaymer (GER)|
|2009||Ángel Cabrera (ARG)||Lucas Glover (USA)||Stewart Cink (USA)||Yang Yong-eun (KR)|
|2008||Trevor Immelman (ZAF)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Pádraig Harrington (IRL)||Pádraig Harrington (IRL)|
|2007||Zach Johnson (USA)||Ángel Cabrera (ARG)||Pádraig Harrington (IRL)||Tiger Woods (USA)|
|2006||Phil Mickelson (USA)||Geoff Ogilvy (AUS)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Tiger Woods (USA)|
|2005||Tiger Woods (USA)||Michael Campbell (NZ)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Phil Mickelson (USA)|
|2004||Phil Mickelson (USA)||Retief Goosen (ZAF)||Todd Hamilton (USA)||Vijay Singh (FJI)|
|2003||Mike Weir (CAN)||Jim Furyk (USA)||Ben Curtis (USA)||Shaun Micheel (USA)|
|2002||Tiger Woods (USA)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Ernie Els (ZAF)||Rich Beem (USA)|
|2001||Tiger Woods (USA)||Retief Goosen (ZAF)||David Duval (USA)||David Toms (USA)|
|2000||Vijay Singh (FJI)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Tiger Woods (USA)||Tiger Woods (USA)|