Golf odds makers do not have an envious job. In the upcoming Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial their job will be especially difficult as the field will likely be of second tier quality and the player’s ability will be much more even than in most golf odds events.
Golf odds betting fans should pounce on an event like this. When a golf betting odds tournament features a less than a full field, generally the chances of beating the golf odds increase greatly. By less than a full field simply implies that the top players in the world are likely to take the event off leaving players ranked lower than the top ten to compete in the golf betting odds.
While that may not seem like such a big deal to some golf odds fans, parity is rampant among the players ranked lower in the world standings and the different between 100 and 20 is much less than that of number one and number nine. In short, when the top players elect to take a golf odds even off, it opens the golf betting odds to huge variance and the unpredictability often leads to better golf odds.
A look down the winners list over the years provides plenty of evidence to back up these golf bet results. Absent are the names of Woods, Mickelson, Els, Singh and others that you might expect to see at a top golf odds event. The PGA golf schedule is most likely the reason why many top players sit this event out. With a total purse of $6 million you might expect bigger names in the golf betting odds, however it falls before the Memorial and at this time in the golf odds season many players use the weekend to prepare for the upcoming US Open.
But just because top golfer skip the event doesn’t mean that golf odds fans should ignore it. In fact, as previously stated, the absence of top name golfers is all the more reason why golf odds fans should check out the Crowne Plaza Invitational.