The game of golf and golf betting odds are simple by nature and it’s difficult to change them in a fundamental way. But the addition of the World Play Golf Championship-Accenture and the Match Play Championship events, such as the March 1st event, have fundamentally changed the PGA tour and golf odds betting opportunities for fans.
Golf odds fans that are not familiar with the WCG match play events; don’t know what they have been missing! There has been no more exciting development in the PGA golf odds in the history of the sport –and here’s why: instead of playing the event in groups of four or three the golf odds competition consists of two players only. And instead of playing against the lowest scores of the entire group, you play head-to-head against the person you’re paired with, in true match play golf odds fashion.
And while that isn’t any different than a weekend round with your buddies, it has been a monumental event in the stuffy and stayed arena of PGA golf odds competition. In what is surely no great surprise to golf betting odds fans Tiger Woods has dominated the WCG events. Head to head against another opponent he is even better than he is in conventional PGA golf odds events. Since the events inception in 1999 he has won at least one of these golf odds event in every year.
However, as golf odds fans know, Woods will not likely be back on the tour by March first and so the event is wide open. Well, not exactly. Only the top 64 ranked players in the world are invited to this golf odds event. But you can be sure it will be a dog fight with an $8 million purse up for grabs.
As mentioned earlier Woods, last year’s golf odds champ here, will not likely be in the field. But one player to watch is Australian Geoff Ogilvy who does awfully well at the match play golf odds format. He won this event in 2006 and was runner up in 2007. Davis Love and David Toms are two other players who’ve done well at this golf odds event in the past and generally perform well in match play.
One thing to take note of is that match play is a very different sort of golf odds event and top ranked players (like Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson) are absolutely rubbish at it. So don’t take the golf odds on a top golfer simply because of their world ranking is high when it comes to match play.
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