Golf Betting Guide  

So you know the NFL odds like the back of your hand, you have NBA betting mastered, College basketball wagering is a breeze and you've even cashed in on UFC betting. But do you know how to bet on golf? Read the BetUS Golf Betting Guide for an indepth look at turning the greens into green.

Should a tournament be shortened, or otherwise affected due to weather conditions the official result will be used when grading all wagers, including tournament Outrights, Matchups, 2/3 Balls and Group bets, regardless of the number of rounds played. However should there be no further play after a bet is struck that bet will be void. In the event of a postponed event all bets stand.

A player is deemed to have played once he/she has teed off. In the event of a player withdrawing after having teed off, wagers will be lost on outright, group, match or 18 hole betting.

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

Outright Betting:

Bets placed prior to the Monday immediately preceding an event are 'All in compete or not' and non-players are losers. Bets placed from the Monday of that weeks' events are 'non-player no bet' and we reserve the right to deduct the equivalent Tattersalls rule 4c to reflect returning stakes on non-players. Any players who withdraw after they have teed-off are considered as players and are therefore losers, except in the following circumstances: For outright betting, bets placed on players after they have teed-off are void provided that the player takes no further part in the event after the bet is placed, eg bets placed after the second round and the player withdraws before the third round - such bets on the withdrawn player are void and we reserve the right to deduct the equivalent tattersalls rule 4c

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In the event of two or more players being withdrawn before the tournament start, the total deductions shall not exceed 75c in the $.

Should a player be withdrawn and a new market formed, deductions will apply only to wagers placed prior to the announcement of the withdrawal.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. For To Finish in Top 4 bets, dead heat rules apply. For example, after 72 holes the leader board looks like

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 tie 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

72 Hole Matchup Betting

  1. In 72 Hole matchup betting the winner will be the player with the highest placing at the end of the tournament.
  2. For 72 matchups, if one player misses the cut, the other player is deemed the winner. If both players miss the cut, the lowest score after the cut has been made will determine settlement.
  3. In 72 Hole Matchup betting in the event of a listed player being withdrawn prior to the first round then that match is void.
  4. If a player is disqualified or withdraws after starting, either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, the other player is deemed the winner.
  5. If a player is disqualified during either the 3rd or 4th rounds, when the other player in the match bet has already missed the cut, the disqualified player is deemed the winner.
  6. If the 2 players shoot the same score there is a push

18 Hole Matchups

The same rules as 72 Hole matchups apply except wagers are graded as per 18 holes. Paired players, may or may not be playing together. If the 2 players shoot the same score there is a push

72 Hole Group Betting

  1. In 72 hole group betting the winner will be the player with the highest placing at the end of the tournament. 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.
  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

3 Ball Betting

For the first two days of most tournaments, golfers go out in groups of 3 players called 3 balls. This presents the betting opportunity called '3 balls'. A price is offered for each player to be the lowest scorer of the three over the eighteen holes. Dead-heat rules apply.

Should a player in the 3 ball not tee-off all bets in that 3 ball are void. However should a player retire during the round he will be deemed to have played.

In the event of a 3 ball being re-arranged all bets in that 3 ball will stand as per original pairings.

3 ball betting is where we offer odds on which of the 3 golfers scores the lowest score.
3 ball betting is always based on 18 holes/1 round. There is no tie selection offered.
Should there be a tie for the lowest score as follows; Player A 70, Player B 70, Player C 72 the Dead Heat rules Apply.

There cannot be a push in 3/2 ball betting

In the case above bets on:
Player A are paid out at half wagered amount to full odds with half wagered amount as a loser
Player B are paid out at half wagered amount to full odds with half wagered amount as a loser
Player C are losers

Should there be a tie for the lowest score eg; Player A 70, Player B 70, Player C 70 the Dead Heat rules Applys.

In this case bets on:

Player A are paid out at 1/3 wagered amount to full odds with 2/3 wagered amount as a loser
Player B are paid out at 1/3 wagered amount to full odds with 2/3 wagered amount as a loser
Player C are paid out at 1/3 wagered amount to full odds with 2/3 wagered amount as a loser

Should a player in the 3 ball not tee-off all bets in that 3 ball are void. However should a player retire during the round he will be deemed to have played.

In the event of a 3 ball being re-arranged all bets in that 3 ball will stand as per original pairings.

2 Ball Betting

For the final two days of most tournaments, golfers go out in groups of 2 players called 2 balls. A price is offered for both players to be the lower scorer over the round, as well as a price for a tie. Bets stand once the players have teed off the first hole. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void.