Matched Betting Offers For The Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy

It’s not often we get the chance to make money on golf but Betfair, Sky Bet and William Hill are donating to matched betting with offers on the Ryder Cup which starts at Hazeltine on Friday.

Golf doesn’t attract as many betting promotions as football or horse racing and thankfully, you don’t need to know anything about the sport to make a few quid from the biggest rivalry in golf, the international match play tournament between Europe and USA.

William Hill is giving a £5 free bet for placing a £10 bet on the Ryder Cup before the first match tees off at Friday lunchtime. You can place the qualifying bet on any Ryder Cup market with odds of 1.2 or bigger. The promotion is available exclusively to Offer Club members, if you didn’t join for the weekly free bet we told you about in August, simply opt in by entering your William Hill username and password on their Offer Club page.

When I got the heads up on the offer this afternoon, I was able to back and lay Europe with matched bets for a qualifying cost of 27p. It took me all of two minutes and I have a £5 free bet to use at the weekend.

Betfair go one better that Hills with two £5 free bets when you place a £25 bet on the outright winner of the Ryder Cup. I was able to back and lay USA for a 64p qualifying loss and will receive a £5 free bet to use on Saturday and another for Sunday.

Sky Bet is giving a £5 free bet every time your player wins a match. To qualify, place a £10 win single or £5 each way bet on a player to be top overall points scorer.

This offer could result in no free bets if the player you back fails to win a match so it doesn’t guarantee a profit. With 24 players in the top overall points scorer market, it will be difficult to find a match with a qualifying cost of  £1.

You’ll have to be prepared to lose but you should be able to make a nice matched betting profit if finding an acceptable qualifying loss on one of the favourites in the market. I’ll be taking a closer look at the tops points scorer market nearer to the start of the event and hoping for a qualifying loss of about £1.50.

It’s handy to know the Ryder Cup records of some of the players to get an idea of how many free bets can be earned. The maximum number of matches a player can play is five, but it is up to the team captain to choose who plays in the foursomes and fourballs. The better players tend to play in four or five matches with the rookies being guaranteed a singles match on the final day and usually one other.

Here’s the record of the top fancied players for overall top points scorer:

Rory McIlroy (Eur) Pl 9 Won 4

Dustin Johnson (USA) Pl 7 Won 4

Jordan Spieth (USA) Pl 4 Won 2

Henrik Stenson (Eur) Pl 7 Won 2

Justin Rose (Eur) Pl 9 Won 6

Sergio Garcia (Eur) Pl 28 Won 16

Patrick Reed (USA) Pl 4 Won 3



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