Golf Odds Update: International Tournaments Dominate Golfing Action

The 2010 PGA golf odds action is for all intents and purposes over with the close of the thrilling FedEx Cup playoff.

But that hardly means that the golf betting action has drawn to a close for the calendar year.  In reality there may be more high-profile golf tournaments to choose from at this time of the year than any other.  And for fans of professional golf that’s a very good thing.    

With the conclusion of the FedEx Cup, its $10 million purse and bragging rights, most players tend to fan out across the globe in search of prize money and new courses.  From mi-October through the end of the year you’ll find all the big names in golf playing in exotic locales and little known tournaments with big paydays and huge appearance fees.

Take Tiger Woods, the current world #2 and arguably the most famous athlete on the planet: he just finished up playing in a Skins tournament in Thailand where he won $6,000 but likely received a hefty appearance fee to play in the birth country of his mother.  Camillo Villegas joined him and cleaned up over $100,000 in skins –most likely receiving a very hefty appearance fee as well.      

In the weeks ahead golf odds fans can keep their eyes open for some very interesting golf betting action in far-away places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai to close out the month of November.  This week most of the world’s top golfers will descend upon the tiny island nation of Singapore for the Barclay’s Singapore Open, a European Tour event with a hefty $6 million purse.

The week after the European Tour will also host an event in Hong Kong with the ‘paltry’ sum of $2.5 million up for grab in the purse.  This event is not likely to grab as many top names as the Singapore event but the top players will back on the European Tour the following week.

November 25th -28th we’ll see the golf odds world will once again on the European Tour as it hosts the Dubai World Championship on the originally named “Earth Course” with $7.5 million in purse money up for grabs.