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The latest golf futures betting odds for the outright winner of The Masters, US PGA Championship, US Open and The Open Championship plus the Ryder Cup & Solheim Cup odds.

The Masters Tournament

When: First full week of April 2024
Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia, USA
Par: 72
Length: 7,475 yards (6,835 m)
Prize Fund: $11.5 million

The Masters Tournament (usually referred to as simply The Masters, or, outside North America, as the U.S. Masters) is traditionally the first major golf tournament to be played in the calendar year, being scheduled for the first full week of April.

The Masters is the only one of the four majors that is played at the same venue every year, with the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia being the permanent host of the championship. First played in 1934, the winner of the tournament since 1949 has been awarded a Green Jacket (which must be returned to the club house the following year).

Jack Nicklaus won the Masters on six occasions between 1963 and 1986. Tiger Woods has won five titles, Arnold Palmer four and Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson have three championship victories apiece. With all the game’s leading players taking part, The Masters is always a hugely popular tournament for those who bet on golf.

PGA Championship

When: from May 13-19, 2024.
Location: The 2024 PGA Championship will return to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Par & Course LengthL: For the 2024 USPGA Championship Valhalla will play as a par 71 measuring over 7,400 yards

The PGA Championship (often referred to as the US PGA Championship or USPGA outside North America) is the season’s second major and is now played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day.

The PGA Championship was first held in 1916. Although it is played in various locations, It is primarily played in the eastern half of the United States; with it only heading west on eleven occasions.

Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus each have five PGA titles to their name, Tiger Woods has four.

As one of the four majors, the PGA Championship is always a massively popular event for golf betting among anyone with an interest in golf.

US Open

When: In mid-June, with the final round scheduled to be played on the third Sunday of the month
Location: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA
Par: 70
Length: 7,540 yards

The 124th US Open in 2024 will be hosted at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2) in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, from June 13 to 16, 2024. This event marks a significant return to Pinehurst No. 2, a course that has a storied history with the US Open and is often referred to as a gem in American golf, akin to St. Andrews for its historic value and significance in the golf world.

The Open Championship

When: Starts on the third Thursday in July, 2024
Location: various venues
Par: N/A
Length: N/A
Prize Fund: $10.75 million

The Open Championship (also referred to as The Open or the British Open) is one of the four major golf tournaments (alongside the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, and the US Open). It is the oldest golf tournament in the world, having been founded in 1860.

It is now the fourth and final major tournament of the year chronologically, with the location being rotated between various coastal links golf courses in the United Kingdom.

Harry Vardon won the Open Championship on six occasions, with James Braid, John Henry Taylor, Peter Thomson, and Tom Watson all having five titles each.

The history and the quality of the field make The Open a hugely popular tournament for wagers among ardent golf fans and more casual followers of the sport.

Winner

The Open Championship 2024: Winner
Team Odds
Scottie Scheffler +450
Rory McIlroy +800
Xander Schauffele +1600
Viktor Hovland +1800
Ludvig Aberg +1800
Bryson DeChambeau +1200
Collin Morikawa +2000
Jon Rahm +2000
Brooks Koepka +3500
Tommy Fleetwood +3000
Cameron Smith +3500
Matt Fitzpatrick +4000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Shane Lowry +3500
Jordan Spieth +6000
Patrick Cantlay +3000
Cameron Young +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Justin Thomas +4000
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Will Zalatoris +10000
Wyndham Clark +6000
Dustin Johnson +15000
Max Homa +8000
Tony Finau +3000
Robert MacIntyre +5000
Min Woo Lee +8000
Tom Kim +3000
Jason Day +15000
Rickie Fowler +10000
Brian Harman +5000
Justin Rose +10000
Sahith Theegala +6000
Corey Conners +15000
Sungjae Im +8000
Sam Burns +10000
Patrick Reed +15000
Louis Oosthuizen +10000
Alex Noren +15000
Sepp Straka +8000
Abraham Ancer +10000
Adam Scott +10000
Russell Henley +10000
Eric Cole +10000
Nick Dunlap +10000
Gary Woodland +12500
Tiger Woods +25000
Byeong Hun An +15000
Denny McCarthy +15000
Harris English +15000
Jordan Smith +15000
Keegan Bradley +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Matthew Jordan +15000
Mito Pereira +15000
Sergio Garcia +15000
Si Woo Kim +15000
Talor Gooch +15000
Thomas Detry +15000
Thomas Pieters +15000
Adrian Meronk +20000
Cameron Davis +20000
Erik Van Rooyen +20000
J.T. Poston +20000
Keith Mitchell +20000
Kurt Kitayama +20000
Padraig Harrington +20000
Phil Mickelson +20000
Seamus Power +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Thorbjorn Olesen +20000
Victor Perez +20000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +15000
Davis Riley +25000
Shubhankar Sharma +25000
Branden Grace +30000
Chris Kirk +30000
Danny Willett +30000
Emiliano Grillo +30000
Ewen Ferguson +30000
Harold Varner III +30000
Hurly Long +30000
Taylor Montgomery +30000
Francesco Molinari +40000
Adri Arnaus +50000
Adrian Otaegui +50000
Billy Horschel +15000
Zach Johnson +50000

President’s Cup

When: Late September.
Location: Quail Hollow, N.C

Running in September – it’s USA golfers vs International, non Europeans. view President’s Cup betting odds

Ryder Cup

When: Late September/ Early October
Location: various venues
Par: N/A
Length: N/A
Prize Fund: None

The Ryder Cup features competing teams from Europe and the United States. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder, who donated the trophy.

The competition takes place every two years, with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.

It was originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, with the first official Ryder Cup taking place in the USA in 1927. Continental Europe were invited from 1979 after a lengthy period of US dominance.

The Ryder Cup takes place from a Friday to a Sunday, with a total of 28 matches being played over 18 holes each. On Friday and Saturday there are four four-ball matches and four foursomes matches each day. On Sunday, there are 12 singles matches, when all team members play.

The 2020 Ryder Cup was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so will now be taking place at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin from 24 to 26 September 2021.

The Ryder Cup invariably provides great sporting drama, with the momentum frequently swinging from one team to the other over the course of a day. It makes for a great tournament for wagers.

Solheim Cup

When: August or September
Location: various venues
Par: N/A
Length: N/A
Prize Fund: None

The Solheim Cup is a biennial women’s golf tournament contested by teams representing Europe and the USA and was first held in 1990. It is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer, Karsten Solheim, who was a major force in the creation of this tournament.

Today the Solheim Cup is held in odd-numbered years, so as to alternate with the Ryder Cup (the equivalent men’s event). 2021 is an exception, due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the postponement of the Ryder Cup in 2020.

The USA has won the Solheim Cup 10 times, with Europe winning on six occasions. The next tournament will be at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio in 2021.

The Solheim Cup uses the same format as the Ryder Cup, with the tournament being played over three days. Since 2002, there have been 28 matches, comprising of eight foursomes and eight four-balls being played over the course of days 1 and 2, and 12 singles on the final day.

Although not as popular from a betting perspective as the leading men’s events, the Solheim Cup presents some great gambling opportunities for those that follow women’s golf.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Golf Futures?

A golf Futures bet is simply a wager on a golf event that will happen at a later date.

You can wager on a golf Futures market at anytime, but the sportsbooks will adjust the odds over the duration of the season depending on results, the course and other relevant news.

In general, an early Futures wager will offer the bettor with bigger odds, but come with greater risk (the uncertainty of how events will unfold before the wager is settled).

What are the four major golf championships?

The four majors are the most prestigious events in men’s golf and comprise of the Masters Tournament, the US Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. They are all contested on an annual basis.

Has any player ever won all four majors in the same calendar year?

The American golfer Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930, although it then comprised of the United States Amateur Championship, the Amateur Championship (British Amateur), the US Open and the Open Championship.

Tiger Woods did win all four major events consecutively over a 365 day period, but included three wins in 2000 and the Masters in 2001.

Which players have achieved a Career Grand Slam of the modern majors?

Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Woods have each won all four of golf’s majors at least once in their careers. Nicklaus and Woods have both won each of the four majors at least three times.

When and where are the four major tournaments played?

Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to changes in the golfing calendar in 2020, the majors are usually allocated specific dates in the schedules.

  • The Masters Tournament is the first major of the year and is scheduled for the first full week in April. The Masters is always held at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
  • The PGA Championship is, beginning in 2019, played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day. The Championship has been held at various venues, primarily on the eastern side of the USA.
  • The US Open takes place in mid-June, with the final round scheduled to be played on the third Sunday. The tournament is staged at a variety of courses and is typically set up to ensure that scoring is very difficult.
  • The Open Championship is the oldest golf tournament in the world. The tournament traditionally takes place over four days in summer, starting the day before the third Friday in July. The venue is rotated between a select group of coastal links golf courses in the United Kingdom.

Which players have won the most major titles?

Jack Nicklaus leads the way with a hugely impressive 18 major titles (6 Masters, 4 US Open, 3 Open and 5 PGA). He also recorded 19 runner-up finishes over the four majors.

  • Jack Nicklaus – 18
  • Tiger Woods – 15
  • Walter Hagen – 11
  • Ben Hogan – 9
  • Gary Player – 9
  • Tom Watson - 8

What are the other most popular golf tournaments?

In addition to the four majors, there are plenty of other popular and important golf tournaments. The biggest golf team tournament in the world is the Ryder Cup, which invariably provides drama unmatched in any other sporting event.

The Ryder Cup is held every two years and features 12 of the best golfers from the USA and Europe competing against each other.

Other big golf tournaments include the Tour Championship, the Players Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Cadillac Championship, The Memorial, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and Wells Fargo Classic.

What are the most important golf courses in the world?

St. Andrews (Old Course) takes pride of place in any list of the most important golf course, as it is quite simply unsurpassed in the history of the game, with golf having been played there since the 15th century. It’s also a regular venue for The Open Championship.

The Augusta National Golf Club is another historic course and the only one used to host a major tournament every year.

There are many other great courses renowned for their history, beauty or design too, including the Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York, Cypress Point Golf Club at Pebble Beach, California and the Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey.

Why is it called The Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder, who donated the trophy.

Why is it called The Solheim Cup?

This women's event is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer, Karsten Solheim, who was a major force in the tournament’s creation.