..

Online Sportsbooks Loving Tom Watson, Stuart Cink Playoff

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Jul/19/2009
Tom Watson

The online sportsbooks were celebrating following a playoff showdown at the 2009 British Open featuring the most unlikely of golfers.  Ultimately, Stuart Cink won paying $3000 and up for every $100 bet.

Tom Watson was looking to become the oldest major champion in golf history.  He was such a long shot that even those online sportsbooks offering the largest menu of Open Championship odds - Sportsinteraction.com - did not list Watson by name.  Unofficially Watson was considered a 100-1 odds long shot but very few people ended up placing a wager on him due to the limited offering.  Instead, he would have paid out on a "field" option (offered at odds of even to 6/1 at a number of online sportsbooks). 

Watson missed an 8-foot putt to win on the 72nd hole.

Watson pulled ahead with a tap-in birdie at the par-5 17th, then made things tough at the final hole when he muscled his approach shot past the flag. From the back fringe, he putted 8 feet past the flag on the other side, and he didn't come close on the potential winning putt.

The bogey left him with a 2-over 72 for the round and a 2-under 278 total. Cink, playing four groups ahead, made a birdie at the 18th hole for a 69.

 

Stewart Cink opened at +8000 odds two weeks ago at Sportsinteraction.com but those odds were cut down to +3000 heading into the 2009 British Open. 

The British Open (also commonly known as the Open Championship) is one of the most wagered on sporting events and, in the United Kingdom, it is considered the biggest. 

Get your bets in early for the best payout odds on upcoming golf tournaments including the PGA Championship at Sportsinteraction.com

Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com        

Sports News

Sports Betting, Events Odds and Previews: Warriors vs Mavericks (Game 4) | NBA Conference Finals Picks

The Golden State Warriors have a chance to close out the series tonight. After a 109-100 victory in Dallas in Game 3, the Mavericks are at an almost insurmountable deficit. No team in NBA history has come back from 3-0.   The line on this game was set at Dallas -1.5 at BetUS.

Can I Use Bitcoin to Bet on This Year's Preakness Stakes?

Can I Use Bitcoin to Bet on This Year's Preakness Stakes?

Bitcoin is a common method to bet on horse races online and our friends at NitroBetting offer some great Bitcoin bonuses.

Can I Still Bet on the PGA Championship After Thursday's Round 1 Play?

Can I Still Bet on the PGA Championship After Thursday's Round 1 Play?

Immediately following Thursday's play at the PGA Championship, odds will be updated and available for betting once again until Friday's play gets underway.  Some books even offer LIVE IN-PLAY WAGERING.

Tuesday NBA and NHL Betting Action Revealed

NBA Eastern Conference finals and two NHL series kicking off Tuesday night. Here are the current betting splits:

Syndicate