Golf betting for the 2010 season begins with the SBS Championship on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii on January 7th through the 10th.
It is a winner’s only event where as many as 34 golfers will be on the golf betting odds board. Anyone about to bet on golf will notice that Tiger Woods will not be among those in the tournament.
Golf betting on this event last year saw Mercedes-Benz as the sponsor but this year it will be SBS which is the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS). One of the main favorites for those that bet on golf will be Steve Stricker who won three events last season. He finished second in this event two years ago. Stricker is a fast starter in golf betting as he has six Top 10 finishes in the months of January and February since 2007. One of the other likely golf betting favorites is Geoff Ogilvy who won this event last year. He was only the third wire-to-wire winner in the history of the event. He is the only player in this year’s golf betting field to have won this event in the past.
Another contender to bet on golf will be Sean O’Hair who won the Quail Hollow Championship last year in golf betting. He had a great final round at Kapalua last year shooting a 65. Zach Johnson always seems to play well in Hawaii and he left Hawaii last season as the point’s leader after finishing sixth in this tournament and winning the Sony Open. Johnson won two events last season in golf betting to qualify for this tournament.
Kenny Perry has the most experience at Kapalua as he has played there four times. Also in the field for those that bet on golf is Heath Slocum who won the Barclays last year. Nick Watney was one of only two players to shoot in the 60’s in the first round of this tournament two years ago. Dustin Johnson finished 11th in this golf betting event a year ago.
Also on the golf betting board are U.S. Open champ Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Brian Gay, Jerry Kelly, PGA Champion Y.E. Yang, Masters champ Angel Cabrera, British Open champ Stewart Cink, Mark Wilson, Rory Sabbatini, Matt Kuchar, John Rollins, Pat Perez, Ryan Moore, Bo Van Pelt, Paul Casey, Stephen Ames, Nathan Green, Troy Matteson, Michael Bradley and Martin Laird. Ames finished third two years ago in this golf betting event.