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Spread Betting on: Golf

Published On September 1, 2013 | By dominic | How Spread Betting Works

72 HOLE MATCH BETS

The predicted number of shots one player will beat another by over 72 holes (four rounds). The favourite is listed first in this supremacy spread which can also have negative result. If one player misses the cut, the market will be decided by doubling both players’ scores at that stage.

Eg: Angel Cabrera v Steve Stricker

Spread: Cabrera/Stricker 0-1.5

· Market Result: Cabrera 270, Stricker 274 = 4
· Profit = 2.5 x stake if bought / loss = 4 x stake if sold

Eg of negative supremacy: Angel Cabrera v Steve Stricker

Spread: Cabrera/Stricker 0-1.5

· Market Result: Cabrera 272, Stricker 270 = -2
· Profit = 2 x stake if sold / Loss = 3.5 x stake if bought

18 HOLE MATCH BETS

The predicted number of shots one player will beat another by over 18 holes (single round). The favourite is listed first in this supremacy spread which can also have negative result. 10 points are awarded for winning the match up and 3pts are awarded for each shot the match is won by.

Eg: Paul Casey v Ian Poulter

Spread: Casey/Poulter 2-5

· Market Result: Casey 69, Poulter 72 = Casey +19
· Profit = 14 x stake if bought / loss = 17 x stake if sold

Eg of negative supremacy: Paul Casey v Ian Poulter

Spread: Casey/Poulter 2-5

· Market Result: Casey 76, Poulter 74 = Poulter +16
· Profit = 18 x stake if sold / Loss = 21 x stake if bought

FINISHING POSITIONS

A prediction on the final tournament finishing position of a player. If players are tied, the finishing position is determined as tournament position + [total number of tied players /2]. The maximum make-up for this market is 70.

“Unless otherwise stated, for example if a particular tournament had less than 70 players”

Eg: Camilo Villegas, 2009 Open

· Spread: 23-26
· Market Result: Villegas T13 (shared by 10 players) (13+[10/2]) = 18
· Profit = 5 x stake if sold / Loss = 8 x stake if bought

TOURNAMENT INDEX

The predicted performance of a player throughout the tournament, where the points awarded should always be checked. In this example, the winner gets 100 points:

100 – winner
70 – runner up
50 – third place
40 – fourth place
30 – fifth place
25 – sixth place
20 – seventh place
15 – eighth place
10 – ninth place
5 – tenth place
0 – all others

If players are tied, the total points awarded are split evenly between players. Eg. 2 players finish T6. Total index points awarded to each player = [25+20]/2

Eg: Lee Westwood, 2009 Open

Spread: 11-14

· Market Result: Westwood T3 (shared by 2 players) [50+40]/2 = 45
· Profit = 31 x stake if bought / Loss = 34 x stake if sold

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