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Online Golf Betting Guide - Bubba Watson Wins Masters

Bubba Watson claimed the first Major of his career on Sunday 8th April when he beat Louis Oosthuizen in a tense play-off to win the US Masters. The two players had earlier finished their fourth round on 10 under, meaning the fight to win the famous Green Jacket went into a play-off. After both players parred the first hole, Watson hit a stunning second shot from the trees in the next hole and then two-putted to become the eighth consecutive first-time Major winner.

Golf Betting

Golf betting is one of the biggest growth betting markets in sport today. Golf has experienced a huge rise in popularity in the 21st Century, which is reflected in the vast amount of TV coverage it revieves today. Due to the global interest, golf is now played all the year round and in virtually every country in the world. Much of this interest has been created by one man, Tiger Woods, who has become the richest sportsman on the planet.

PGA Golf Tours

This site focuses on the two major tours - USPGA and the European PGA - as this is where you will find the most comprehensive betting markets. The USPGA tour is played from January until November each year, whereas the European tour is now played virtually all year round from December through to the December the following year.

Popular Betting Tournaments

There is a total of 45 betting tournaments on the USPGA tour and a further 52 European PGA tour events for punters to get their teeth into. Both tours include the Major Championships in their schedules. The USPGA has no exact culmination event to its tour, whereas the European Tour finishes with the 'Dubai World Championship' in December, which is the culmination of The Race to Dubai. The winner of the The Race to Dubai receives a 10-year European Tour exemption.

The most popular PGA tour event for punters is the British Open, which is played each year in July on a course rotation system. In 2011 it is to be played at the Royal St George's course in Kent, England.

The first major of 2012 is the US Masters at Augusta which will be played over 5th-8th April 2012. This is followed by the US Open in June at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The third major is the British Open and the final major of the year is the USPGA Championship, which is played in August.

The biggest single betting golfing event in golf is the Ryder Cup, a very popular tournament which is  played on a biennial basis between the USA and Europe. The next Ryder Cup will be played in 2012 at the Medinah Country Club in Illinois, USA.

Free Golf Bets

Another major improvement in golf betting comes in the form of Golf Free bets, which are now readily available from all leading bookmakers. Accounts are easy to open and the service is always first class. Please check out bookmakers to take a look at what is on offer.