Bet365 announces odds of the PGA Tour for 2023!
Bet365, the official betting operator of the PGA Tour, has released all the different betting markets for betting on golf. As the official betting operator they are the first to offer the betting markets and all fans of golf can now start betting on the 2023 Tour! Beneath we will show you the most interesting odds.
PGA Tour 2023 explained
The PGA Tour is a non-profit organization organizing a series of golf tournaments around the world. Their main focus is on the United States. Most players are from the United States and most tournaments are played in the US. The PGA tour of 2023 has started this September and ends in August, with 50 different tournaments along the way. The first tournament, the Fortinet Championship, has started this Thursday and ends on Sunday the 18th. It is taking place at Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, California. Click here to check the full scheme of this year’s PGA Tour.
Only the best golf players enter the PGA Tour and you have to qualify as a player before you can enter it. Therefore, it’s the biggest golf tour in the world with people from all over the world watching it. The PGA Tour of 2023 contains some new players who graduated from the Korn Ferry Tour.
The popularity of the PGA Tour results in enormous prize pools with every tournament. The purse of a single tournaments varies between $5.000.000 and $15.000.000 and some tournaments have prize pools going all the way up to $25.000.000! However, the biggest prizes are earned in the Masters.
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The Masters are the four 4 biggest tournaments of the PGA tour with millions of people watching it. The 4 Masters are:
- Masters Tournament: April 06 – 09
- PGA Championship: May 11 – 14
- U.S. Open: Jun 15 – 18
- The Open Championship: Jul 20 -23
The Masters Tournament is the first of the ‘Great 4’ to be played in 2023. From the 6th until the 9th of April, the best players will visit Augusta (Georgia) to play at the Augusta National Golf Club.
The PGA Championship is the second one. The stakes are high during this tournament. The winner of the Championship has a secured spot for all the other majors for 5 years straight. Besides, you can take part in the PGA Championship for life! The tournament has a different location each year, but is mostly held somewhere in the Eastern part of the US.
The U.S. Open is third in line, from June 15 to June 18. The winner can expect a prize of more than $3.000.000 and has a secured spot for future tournaments. The location of the tournament can differ as well, but the first one was held at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.
The last one of the majors is The Open (British Open) and is held at St. Andrews in Scotland which is considered the oldest golf course. The Open is also the oldest golf tournament and owes its name to the fact that it is officially ‘open’ to everyone. Of course you still have to qualify for it!
Interesting odds at Bet365
While Bet365 has announced the newest betting markets and odds for the PGA tour. And although it’s very early in the season and the first Masters tournament is in April, the favorites for each tournament are already selected. Check the table below to find them!
|Masters Tournament||Rory McIlroy||9/1|
|PGA Championship||Justin Thomas||10/1|
|US Open||Rory McIlroy||10/1|
|The Open||Rory McIlroy||8/1|
As you can see, Rory McIlroy is the favorite for most Masters tournaments this year. This is partly based on his world ranking (nr. 3 in the world right now) and the experience he got. If you want to know how these odds are created by a bookmaker, read our article about how betting odds work!
Bet365; licensed sports betting operator in the US
Bet365 is one of the biggest bookmakers in the world. They are operating in licensed markets throughout the whole world, including the US. At the moment, only residents from New Jersey are able to bet at Bet365. In the other regulated states, Bet365 does not have a license yet.
The bookmaker is known for their enormous offer of betting markets, covering more than 50 different sports. The most popular sports to bet on besides golf are Basketball, Football, Hockey and Baseball. Of course the most bets are placed on games in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.
Bet365 has an online casino as well, including poker and live casino games. Unfortunately, they don’t have a license yet to offer an online casino in the US. Within the next years, Bet365 is eager to get more licenses throughout the US for both their sportsbook and their online casino!