Betting

2012 Ryder Cup Golf Betting

Online Golf BettingThe Ryder Cup has become a huge betting Tournament over the last few years, made so by the innovations of the Bookmakers, who allow 'backers' to bet on almost any aspect of the competition.

The most popular bet of course is to bet on the Outright Ryder Cup Odds, but those who choose to, can bet on the winning score. Two of the last three Matches for instance have ended with exactly the same score 18.5 pts to 9.5 pts in favour of the European Ryder Cup Team.

Bets on individual matches are also very popular and can provide rich pickings. It will be worthwhile for backers to look at the individual Ryder Cup results of the individual the players and see who have been winners in the past and who are likely to be winners again here. An accumulator bet would be great fun too for the final days singles. Having a bet on the outcome of all 12 matches will make viewing considerably more exciting and might even make it profitable.

The American Ryder Cup Team should be disadvantaged slightly, as they are the away side and in theory should struggle on a new course like Celtic Manor. They will also be desperate to win though of course as they look to defend the title they won two years ago at Valhalla.

Another available bet is to select the player who hits the winning shot or which player gets the lowest score. There will also be fun bets available for scoring a 'Hole in One'. The online bookmaker Paddy Power is offering an excellent £30 free bet for first time customers using their site.

Top Player Betting

Outside of the outright betting odds for the Ryder Cup there are a number of more specific bets to individual players and days of the matches, in team golf there are a number of areas for punters to take advantage of including the player betting. Top player markets are the ones to consider, they can offer great value for golf punters and should be taken advantage of. Each team has 12 players with the Top European Player and Top American Player Market the main markets, punters will need to decide which player they believe will be the highest points scorers on each team.

There was a shock in 2008 in this market with two players causing a shock here to be the top points scorers, Ian Poulter and Anthony Kim played out of their skins to come in at a good price. Poulter in particular came into the team in poor form as a wild card pick but came alive at Valhalla and picked up four points, this highlights the value that can be offered to punters here.

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