Online Gambling on Golf's Greatest Players

Published Sunday, July 12, 2009 -

Online gambling sports betting web sites are taking a wait and see approach to offering odds on this years British Open Golf tournament. There are other golf events on the go besides the July 16 start of the British open and betting companies are slow off the mark to get ball rolling. "It's one of the most bet on events, at least in the United Kingdom," said one online gambling expert.
Tiger Woods is once again the favourite to win the 2009 British Open in both the European and USA facing web sites.

Sergio Garcia has the second shortest odds on most accounts and most are listing Padraig Harrington as the second favourite. Ian Poulter payout odds are huge at 35 to 1 at both US facing wagering sites and European ones. Playing both sides of the ocean seems to be a good idea. Looking at the difference in odds between the two jurisdictions could prove profitable for those who want to shop around. Ernie Els and Lee Westwood have much shorter odds to win the 2009 British Open at the US facing sites yet they were listed as among the top 10 favourites to win.

Ian Poulter is not getting the same type of attention at the USA facing online sportsbooks that he is getting from those based in Europe. His highest placement in a Major Championship was 2nd at the 2008 Open Championship, so at this stage it looks like he may have a chance. The open Championship shorter odds on him is a matter of good judgement on the side of the online gambling firms.

Poulter is an English golfer who is a member of the world's top two professional golf tours, the U.S. based PGA Tour and the European Tour. He is the touring professional for Woburn Golf and Country Club which is situated in Buckinghamshire U.K. The golfer is looking for a win and the odds are he will do well, as the golfers do their homework on the difficulties of the courses they play so should punters look at the golfers and what they are saying and how confident they look. Sometimes what a competition needs is a little conversation to keep it personal. Online gamblers are lucky to be able to shop around the globe for the best odds. Give it a shot you could be a winner.

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