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Golf is among the most popular sports to bet on at G-Bets, namely due to its sheer unpredictability. A player winning a tournament and then missing the cut the very next week is a common occurrence and for this reason players often make a mockery of the odds given to them. Golf, although slow in pace, definitely makes up for it in the pressure and excitement stakes
Due to its unpredictability, picking a winning bet in golf can be hard, however, this becomes near impossible if you don’t know how odds work. Odds essentially represent how much money you will win when placing a bet of a certain size.
Odds frequently appear in fraction form such as 9/10 but are more commonly written in decimal forms such as 0.9. These numbers essentially mean that for every R1 you bet, you will get the amount of the odds per rand that you bet, if you win, with your initial bet paid back as well.
For example, if the odds are 1.46 for a team to win and you bet R100, then you’ll win R146 with your R100 initial bet back as well, bringing your winnings to a grand total of R246.
Who’s showing Major form?
When it comes to the task of picking a form player in the world of golf right now, only one player’s name springs to mind: Rory McIlory. McIlory has won the last two majors of 2014 in the form of the The Open Championship and, more recently, the PGA Championship. This brings his career Major wins to 4 and, with his best years still ahead of him, could signal the start of an era of dominance for the young man from Northern Ireland.
On the South African front:
South African golfer’s, although still prominent on the international scene, are currently in a rough patch with not a single South African winning a Major since Ernie Els in 2012. This, combined with the fact that there is now only one South African in the world’s top 20 (Charl Schwartzel at 20th), shows that South African golf is currently in a bit of a lull. However, there are some up and coming young golfers for South Africans to get excited about. The likes of Brandon Stone and Haydn Pretorius both feature prominently in world amateur rankings and it surely won’t be long before they make the step up to the big leagues.
South Africa comes in at 4th on the list of countries with the most Major titles and thus, we must remember: form is temporary but class is permanent.