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Avoid These Mistakes When Betting in Golf

Many golfers love betting on the biggest golf tournaments of the year, such as the Ryder Cup and the Masters. But, before placing any major bets, it’s a good idea to know the risks and what to avoid. 

Betting on multiple possibilities

There are golf lovers who tend to bet on more than one player in hopes of winning a large sum of money. It might seem like a good idea, but the wins are rare and if even one player does poorly it can ruin your entire bet! You might end up wasting more money on multiple bets than focusing on one or two separate bets. 

Betting only on the big names

Of course many golf lovers are going to want to bet on the biggest stars in the golf world. Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler…the list can go on. However, many other fans think the same way as you do, meaning that more bets are placed on these players. You might not get a lot of value in the bets that are offered for these golf stars compared to the lesser known, yet very talented, golfers. It’s important to remember to go beyond the big names and try your luck with someone who might not be as well-known but could very well surprise you.

Overlooking the course

You might think these professional golfers won’t have a tough time tackling any course they play on, but that’s false thinking. If a course is too short, too long, or too tight, it can mean even the greatest of players will struggle through it. It’s better to think about how the course is set-up, the difficulty it could pose and what pro golfer has played on the course many times.

Jordan Spieth On Pace With Jack Nicklaus, Ahead of Tiger Woods

Stop Ignoring Jordan Spieth’s Greatness

In a way, Tiger Woods ruined golf for some people.

His days of dominance, (steroids), winning and swagger had everyone in awe.

He was a polarizing figure from his Sunday red, his fun little tiger headcover, or his famous reactions to some of the most famous shots in golf history.

It may also help he was a child prodigy that actually panned out.

Either way, before the divorce, DUI and switch to Taylormade, Tiger was everything golf needed.

But that persona and dominance, may be hurting one of the best in the game right now.

Jordan Spieth recently got the third leg of the career grand slam at 23, something only one other golfer has ever done.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t Tiger. It was Jack.

But yet after all his wins, all his majors, all his close calls.

“He is terrible off the tee.”

“He can only putt.”

“He collapses.”

“He will never be Tiger.”

These takes and attitude towards Spieth are ridiculous.

People are trying to compare a 23-year-old kid who may not have even peaked yet to arguably the best to ever do it…

Why?

I have a few theories.

  1. It is almost the Jordan and LeBron argument. I feel that people that watched them at their peaks, have a weird connection and think it is their responsibility to continue their legacy. Not often you meet and older person who watched Jordan in the 90’s say LeBron is better. I think this is the case with Spieth and Tiger. People who watched Tiger come up and dominate people year in and year out, will never admit Spieth is better. Even if he is. For us young golf fans, we need someone to cling on. Spieth’s victory at Chambers Bay brought us in now we love him. But we have old guys telling us to calm down when we see his greatness in front of our eyes because “You were too young to remember Tiger”.
  2. People saw Tiger or heard of how great Tiger was. And that set the bar for them. So as long as people aren’t winning tournaments by double digits, outdriving everyone off the tee and dominating every weekend they wont be great or even close to Tiger. 

If we don’t wake up, we may miss the greatness of one of the best golfers of all time, just because of another golfer.

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