Many tournaments will include a betting entry called “Field,” which consists of all other golfers besides the ones listed by the sportsbook. Even though a bettor gets more than one golfer with one wager, the field almost always consists of those golfers given the least opportunity to win and is usually best avoided.
What does it mean to bet the field?
In group betting, the “Field” option may become available. The “Field” option refers to selecting any player and/or team that is not available in the current selection. Should any player/team other than those listed win the event, the “Field” bet will be graded as a win.
How do you gamble in golf?
The most common way to bet on a golf tournament is to choose who you think will win the entire event. This bet is typically made with a futures wager before the start of a tournament. However, online sportsbooks now offer updated odds to win almost every event after each round.
How do you bet on golf odds?
The first thing you should become familiar with is how the odds work in golf. For example, if Tiger Woods is +800 (also written as 8-1) to win a tournament, that means that if you bet on Tiger to win and he does that, you win 8-times your investment. If you bet $10 at +800 and cash, you will net $80.
What does against the field mean?
to bet on (a horse, etc.) against all comers. See also: Field.
What is a 5 dollar Nassau in golf?
Players decide on the amount of each Nassau. A $5/$5/$5 bet indicates $5 for the front 9, $5 for the back 9, and $5 for the overall. If playing with presses, it is normally assumed each pressed bet is for the same amount. In this case another $5.
Is golf gambling legal?
The USGA has long disapproved of gambling in connection with golf tournamenjts because of the harm it can do to the best interest of the game. Golf is a game to be played primarily for its own sake, especially amateur golf.