It’s been an amazing golf season, with eagerly anticipated fixtures fulfilling all expectations, as the Ulstermen, McIlroy and Clarke, showed their worth and attracted a lot of bets, as well as South African Charl Schwartzel and American Keegan Bradley. All of these players were winners of maiden Majors honours, which was generally good for the online bookmakers but bad for punters betting on these events; the favourites failing to win usually results in a good day for the bookie. This final, big tournament of the year is wide open again with all 4 of this year’s Major winners well in contention along with the usual suspects: Woods, Mickelson, Cink, Donald and Harrington, amongst others. All of these will have tasty odds as the field is so large and the tournaments are so open this year, who knows who will make the final cut or will pick up the trophy after the last ball is putted.
UK predictions will probably favour the UK players, the aforementioned McIlroy, Clarke and Donald but also Westwood and Casey as well. The UK has a rich tradition and superb history of producing world class golfers, capable of winning Majors, and with the apparent demise of Tiger Woods and with the relative ineffectiveness of US golfers over the last 5 years or so, UK punters will be going on the internet and placing bets with their chosen online bookmaker on UK players, as they rise in the World standings month on month.
New punters who are attracted by golf betting, will be searching the internet for an online bookmaker and will be taking into consideration their free bet offers and odds as well as customer service, promotions and the site’s ease of use. 888sport is a trusted, well-established online bookmaker, which has won awards for its socially responsible attitude amongst other accolades. 888sport is currently offering a series of free bets to its new customers, encouraging them not only to make a safe and secure bet but also to reward them for their loyalty.
Before making a bet on the Golf Tour Championship 2011, it is worth having another look at this year’s golfing highlights, especially highlights on the Majors, which show how the players have played under immense pressure. Additionally, looking at all the statistics, including how the world golf standings have changed over the last 12 months and the results from a year’s worth of fixtures, can help a new punter become a solid predictor of golf events.