How to Bet on the LPGA: Why You Can Almost Always Find Value
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Sung Hyun Park
When it comes to wagering, it goes without saying that women’s professional golf is arguably one of the least popular sports to lay your hard-earned money on.
In fact, if you tell your buddies you’ve wagered on an LPGA event, I’d bet their reaction would be somewhere in between “Why?” and “Do you have a problem?”
But it really shouldn’t be that way.
How to Bet on the LPGA
Betting is all about opportunity, right? How far off are the posted odds from where they should be? And trust me, LPGA tournaments consistently present golden opportunities to turn a profit. To say there is value, especially on outright winner wagers, is the true definition of an understatement.
Most sportsbooks rely heavily on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings when calculating their odds.
If your name is Sung Hyun Park, Lexi Thompson or Brooke Henderson, chances are you are going to be among the favored participants every tournament you enter regardless of your recent tournament finishes, track record on a certain course or past performances at that specific event.
Why do oddsmakers put such little effort into the numbers? They just don’t get enough action on LPGA events to justify the time it would take to make the odds sharper. And I don’t necessarily disagree with their thought process. How often do they really get hurt by posting bad LPGA numbers?
Again, this is all good news for bettors who are always looking for an edge, no matter the sport. As someone who bets the LPGA weekly, the door is wide open to hit some sizable outright winners.
Stay tuned for more weekly LPGA coverage here on The Action Network, as we look to highlight some of the best values in the marketplace.