Golf Betting Rules

  1. If a tournament is shortened, the official result will be used when grading the wagers (Odds to Win or Tournament Matchups). The tournament must be completed within seven days of its start for action.
  2. If there is no more play after a bet has been placed, the wager will be graded no action.
  3. A player has been deemed to have played once the player has teed off regardless of the number of holes the player completes.
  4. In a DEAD HEAT, the stake money on a selection is divided by the number of runners involved in the dead heat. The full odds are then paid to the divided stake with the remainder of the wagered amount being lost.
  5. The “Field” includes all players not offered by name.
  6. Multiple wagers/parlays/if bets are not accepted where the outcome of one part of the wager contributes to the outcome of another. If such a wager is taken in error it will be canceled. (Example: Parlays with the same competitor in different matchups).
  7. 1st Round Leader if 2 or more tie Dead heat Rules apply.

Outright Betting

  1. Bets placed prior to the Monday immediately preceding the event are action regardless of the player teeing off ***Special Rules may be applied (Example on Major Tournaments Notes: All players have action regardless if player tee off)***
  2. Bets placed from the Monday of the event will be subject to the deduction of the equivalent Tattersalls Rule 4c to reflect the returning of wagers placed on non-starters.
    Tattersalls Rule 4. The rate of deduction will be based on the following scale: Current Odds at withdrawal Deduction in the $
330 or shorter 75c
-250 – -300 70c
-188 – -225 65c
-165 – -175 60c
-125 – -150 55c
-105 – -120 50c
+100 – +120 45c
+125 – +150 40c
+168 – +175 35c
+188 – +225 30c
+250 – +300 25c
+330 – +400 20c
+450 – +550 15c
+600 – +900 10c
+1000 – +1400 5c
Over +1400 No Deduction


In the event of two or more players being withdrawn before the tournament start, the total deductions shall not exceed 75c in the $.

Should a player be withdrawn and a new market formed, deductions will apply only to wagers placed prior to the announcement of the withdrawal.

  1. When more than one player shares the same lowest score in a tournament and there is no play-off, wagers are settled by the normal dead-heat rules.
  2. In the event of a play-off, the result of the play-off will determine the winner of the tournament only. No matter how may players contend the play-off, such a play-off has the sole purpose of deciding the winner of the tournament and the relative finishing positions of unsuccessful contestants is not affected for Outright, Match, or Group bets which are settled as detailed below.
  3. To Finish in Top 4 bets, dead-heat rules apply. For example, after 72 holes the leader board looks like
Example Table:
Player Score Strokes
Player 1 280 Par
Player 2 281 +1
Player 3 282 +2
Player 4 282 +2
Player 5 282 +2
Player 6 283 +3


Players 3,4 and 5 ties for third place and Player 6 is a loser. The 3 players tying for third place will be deemed to have dead-heated for third, fourth, and fifth place with 1/3 wagered amount lost and 2/3 wagered amount graded at full odds for wagers on those players.

Match-up Betting

  1. For 72 Hole matchups, the winner will be determined by the highest finishing placement in the tournament or the best finishing position in the round in case of the 18 Hole Matchups. (Playoff matchups not included). Matchups must be completed within seven days of its start for action.
  2. If one player misses the cut, the opponent will be graded as the winner regardless of final standings
  3. If both players miss the cut, the lowest score will be used to determine the winner.
  4. Both players must tee off and complete two holes for wagers to have action. (Matchups will have action for seven days)
  5. Push rules apply. (If playing in different PAR courses finishing position will determine the winner).
  6. 18 hole matchups are based on a single round. (Playoff not included)

Group/Handicap betting

  1. In 72 hole group/Handicap betting the winner will be the player with the highest placing at the end of the tournament. For Handicap, results take the handicap away from player’s final score (i.e. Els +4 handicap would be guarded as: Els shoots a total of 284 for the tournament – 4 shots, Net Total score on handicap is 280). Players missing the cut will be eliminated. If all listed players miss the cut the player with the lowest score at the cut will be deemed the winner.
  2. In 72 Hole Group Betting in the event of a tie, dead-heat rules apply, If the tournament is shortened, the official result will be used when grading the wagers
  3. In 72 Hole Group betting in the event of a listed player being withdrawn prior to the first round then all wagers are void.
  4. Top European Players, Top US Player, etc are settled in the same way as 72 Hole Group Betting
  5. Outright Handicap markets are graded as per listed selections only.

3 Ball Betting

  1. All 3 golfers must tee off and complete two holes for wagers to have action
  2. Dead Heat rules apply
  3. Round must be complete for wagers to have action

Golf Rules for Live Wagering

  1. All Live Golf wagering tournaments (72 holes, sudden death) must be completed for action unless otherwise noted.
  2. Any weather delay will have action unless the full tournament is not completed.

Tour Championship Starting Strokes

Gone are the confusing projections and days when two players had to share the trophy ceremony on East Lake’s 18th green. This year, the TOUR Championship’s final leaderboard will also represent the final FedExCup standings for the top 30 players. Stroke play will be used to determine the champion of the PGA TOUR’s season-long points race. To recognize players for their regular-season performance, there will be an unprecedented staggered start to the TOUR Championship utilizing a concept called Starting Strokes. The FedExCup leaders will begin the event with a head-start on the competition. The player who finishes the four rounds at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club with the lowest score in relation to par will win the FedExCup.“As soon as the TOUR Championship begins, any fan – no matter if they’ve followed the PGA TOUR all-season or are just tuning in for the final event – can immediately understand what’s going on and what’s at stake for every single player in the field,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said when the changes were announced last year. “And, of course, players will know exactly where they stand at all times while in play, which will ratchet up the drama, consequence, and volatility of the competition down the stretch.” Here’s how the leader-board will look going into Thursday’s first-round at East Lake.


Here’s how the leader-board will look going into Thursday’s first-round at East Lake:

Starting Strokes Fedexcup Rank/Player
10 under 1. Justin Thomas
8 under 2. Patrick Cantlay
7 under 3. Brooks Koepka
6 under 4. Patrick Reed
5 under 5. Rory McIlroy
4 under 6. Jon Rahm
7. Matt Kuchar
8. Xander Schauffele
9. Webb Simpson
10. Abraham Ancer
3 under 11. Gary Woodland
12. Tony Finau
13. Adam Scott
14. Dustin Johnson
15. Hideki Matsuyama
2 under 16. Paul Casey
17. Justin Rose
18. Brandt Snedeker
19. Rickie Fowler
20. Kevin Kisner
1 under 21. Marc Leishman
22. Tommy Fleetwood
23. Corey Conners
24. Sungjae Im
25. Chez Reavie
Even par 26. Bryson DeChambeau
27. Louis Oosthuizen
28. Charles Howell III
29. Lucas Glover
30. Jason Kokrak

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