Simple Golf Betting Tips To Help You Make Some Money

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You do not need to be a golfer in order to make a lot of money with golfing. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of people that now use golf betting in order to supplement the income they have. We need to focus on this opportunity for all people that regularly watch and play golf. Playing the game will actually offer a huge advantage. Being a fan will make it really easy to be successful.

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Hysteria over Rory McIlroy controversy

We live in a world where every story, no matter how insignificant, can get a lot of coverage on television and of course on the Internet. Small stories can become big stories, and big stories become huge.

Then we have stuff like the Rory McIlroy controversy where he walked off the course and quit during the Honda Open. Yes, it’s an obvious topic for debate, and some people like the guys in the video above are trying to have some fun with the story.

But the overall reaction has been ridiculous. McIlroy has since come out and said he made a mistake by withdrawing, but the criticism seems to be way overboard as news outlets and sports commentators look for topics to discuss during this dead sports period.

Everyone seems to be downplaying the whole tooth ache thing, but anyone who has had a serious tooth ache realizes that it can be even more debilitating than a muscle injury. Perhaps Rory could have handled it better, but as usual the media blows things way out of proportion.

The interesting angle is that stupid stories like this actually impact how people view an athlete and his performance potential, and if you’re into online golf betting then you might have an interesting angle. With this silly story, fewer people might be willing to place their bets on Rory, and that could affect the odds in upcoming tournaments. There’s no guarantee of this naturally, but it’s definitely worth monitoring.

With The Masters around the corner and Tiger Woods playing well again, we’re due for an epic showdown between these two. It will be interesting to see the odds as they change leading up to this and other tournaments. It could be a very interesting golf season!


Golf Betting Dynamics Changing Rapidly

It was only a couple of years ago that Tiger Woods was the biggest overlay in all of sports as the golfer the masses would flock to each weekend for what they believed to be easy money. Woods had his name atop the Official World Golf Ranking for years on end and golf betting basically came down to who was the second choice after Woods.

It has taken the general betting public a year to catch on to the fact that Woods was nothing but a myth of the past and that his days of dominating golf were completely over. A new era has arrived in golf betting that is all about a fine crop of new players that adds significant parity and balance to a sport that needed it.

Betting on golf comes down to far more than who is going to win the next tournament. While you can certainly play those odds you can also get odds on different matchup pairings between the golfers as well as futures odds on the major tournaments as well as proposition bets on scores and such rarities as a hole in one.

Woods was always a highly popular choice on all of those different wagering options as he had a larger than life reputation that indeed turned into a myth that sustained itself for 2 years after his infamous fall on Thanksgiving weekend of 2009. Beyond the collapse of his phony image that he used to make hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements and the destruction of his marriage; Woods has also had to deal with injuries that are decimating his ability to perform.

Woods has suffered an epic fall in which he went from number one on the Official World Golf Ranking all the way down to 55th. A new breed of names starting in order of ranking with Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker, and Dustin Johnson is where the action is for the new facts of golf betting life.

Handicappers are now looking at new dynamics that they didn’t care about when Woods was at the peak of his game such as board value. With Woods, the golf betting price was irrelevant but without him it is among the most important factors to consider. Matchups between golfers are now even and a new champion seems to win every week which makes this era the best ever.


It’s a whole new game in the golf world

We seem to be entering into a new era in golf, and that will affect everyone from the casual fan to tournament sponsors to golf betters in Vegas. Tiger Woods has dominated the game of golf for so long that many people are accustomed to the notion of one dominant player being chased by everyone else in the field. Tiger Woods is an international icon, and his involvement in a tournament boosted ratings and affected sponsorships. Many of the other golf pros were also intimidated by his game.

All of that seems to be changing. It had to change some time – every athlete starts to get older and sees his skills decline. But with Tiger we’ve seen a stunning series of events that have knocked him off his perch.

If you like to bet on golf you need to get used to this “new normal.” Recently, you had a young kid, Rory McIroy, win the US Open after blowing The Masters. Then you had a guy like Darren Clarke win the British Open. Everything is changing, so there’s much more uncertainty. TV ratings are down, but for the golf purists this might be more interesting.