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Nowhere are the benefits of wagering online rather than at a brick-and-mortar sportsbook more obvious than in Golf! Land-based bookmakers may well have several markets available, but nowhere near the ones you can access when you use your desktop, smartphone, or tablet to put some money down.

Head to Head Golf Stakes

This is the bet you will see with the biggest increase in options when you’re wagering online. Head to Head Golf stakes are when a sportsbook sets a line between two players that is independent of the overall results of the tournament.

Let us say for example that Adam Scott and Greg Norman are both in the fourth round of a competition. The bookmaker has set a line on who will win that particular round, or which of these two golfers will beat the other. That is the only thing that matters!

Should Scott come in at 40th and Norman at 45th, if you bet on the former to win the Head to Head, you will collect your payout. It is as simple as that.

To Win Bets

This is one of the simplest wagers around and is thus an incredibly popular option with Australian Golf fans. And just because it is so straightforward doesn’t mean it can’t be part of the epic winning staking strategy you are in the middle of creating!

This bet is exactly what its name says it is and you will be wagering on which player will end up winning the tournament in question. If you feel that Jason Day is going to come out on top, you would be foolish not to place a To Win stake on him. If he does, you will win, and if he doesn’t, you will forfeit your money.

That is all there is to it and it is obvious why this bet is so popular with newbies. But even vastly experienced bettors and their professional counterparts use this wager very often and that is because it can be a great little earner.

Having an extensive knowledge of Golf in general and courses and players in particular is incredibly helpful with this stake and it pays to keep an eye on up-and-coming athletes. These bets pay out a lot better than even money too, and you will often find odds like 7:1 and 8:1 available. This means that an AU$10 wager could net you as much as AU$80 if you’ve done your homework and luck is on your side.

Versus the Field Bets

Versus the Field stakes are very entertaining because they let you root for multiple players. Typically, it is a bet that only starts becoming available in the later rounds of a tournament when a certain golfer is light years ahead of their competition. Certain bookmakers will then give bettors the option of wagering that anyone except the current leader wins! And it doesn’t matter who eventually ends up taking the cup home, as long as it’s not the player that was so far ahead in the first place.