Golf betting resumes October 15 with a special event to bet on golf as the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will take place from Las Vegas.
Golf betting fans will handicap this event that has a total purse of $4.2 million with a winning share of $756,000 and a solid field.
This golf betting event takes place at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas and will begin with a field of 132 tour professionals to bet on golf with. The Summerlin course is a par 72, and 7223 total yards. The golf betting course was designed by Bobby Weed with consultation from Fuzzy Zoeller and has been recognized as one of “America’s Best” and as one of the top 100 golf betting venues in the United States.
The defending champion of this golf betting event is Marc Turnesa. George McNeil came through for those who bet on golf with him by taking this event in 2007. Troy Matteson was the 2006 golf betting winner of this event. In 2005 Wes Short, Jr. was the golf betting winner. The biggest name to win this event in recent years was Stuart Appleby in 2003.
Turnesa won last year’s golf betting event in dramatic fashion as a rookie. He shot a 4-under par 68 to hold off Matt Kuchar. Turnesa opened with rounds of 62, 64, and 69 as he mastered the course with consistent play throughout the tournament.
Turnesa turned pro in 2002 and has made the cut 21 times in 56 tournaments played for his career. He has 2 top 10 golf betting finishes for his career and 4 in the top 25. This year he has made the cut in 8 out of 27 tournaments entered and has won $187,246. He hails from North Carolina State.
Oklahoma State sophomore Rickie Fowler was granted a sponsor exemption and will make his professional bet on golf debut in this event. He was the winner of the 2007 USA Walker Cup and was the 2008 college player of the year as a freshman. Fowler was ranked as the number one amateur golf betting player in the world.