Put simply, in golf, betting on the tournament line is betting on who will win the tournament. Unlike team sports, bettors must pick the winner from a list of over a hundred players, as most golf tournaments are every man or woman for themselves. The reward for accurately selecting the champion is generally high.
Bettors can place a wager on who will win for player vs. player matchups (or groupings). For example, if the moneyline has Tiger Woods at +180 and Phil Mickelson at -110, Mickelson is the favored player, and the bettor would need to bet $110 to win $100. If a bettor places a $100 bet on Tiger Woods and he pulls off a win, the bettor will win $180.
Bettors can also wager who will be the leader at the end of a round. For example, a bettor can wager on Justin Thomas to win the first round of the Masters.
Then, Odds for the other rounds will be available after the day of play is completed. Betting on a round leader is often unforeseen, but if a bettor knows a player always does well in round one of a tournament, it could be a sizable bet.
A nationality bet is when a bettor wagers that a player from a specific country or region will win or that a particular player will be the top player from a country or region. For example, a bettor could wager Jason Day being the top Australian player in the Masters. If he beats all other Australian players, the bettor will win the bet.
A parlay bet is when a bettor places a wager on numerous outcomes to transpire and needs all outcomes to be appointed accurately to win. For example, if a bettor parlays $100 on Tiger Woods beating Phil Mickleson and Brooks Koepka beating Justin Thomas in the US Open, they'll need both situations to play out to succeed in the parlay bet.
Given that a bettor must be accurate on each outcome in the total bet, parlays are a more challenging golf betting style but offer greater rewards.
Do you believe the US will reclaim the Ryder Cup? Then, you can place a futures bet on it. If the odds are +300 right now, and you bet $100, the US team winning the Ryder Cup would get you $300. It's important to note that futures are offered well before any event.
Prop bets are extra bets linked to explicit outcomes in a tournament (tournament props) or player performance (player props). Do you think Dustin Johnson will score best in round 2 of the US Open?
Well, you can bet on that. Will a margin of just three strokes win the Masters? You can wager on that as well. Widely noted as fun bets, prop bets are commonly available for just about anything connected to the game.