The X can mean anything, but is most commonly a country, so the bet would be on the top player from the USA, or from Ireland etc. This can throw up some interesting possibilities when it comes to dead heats, and the odds can vary quite a bit from bet to bet too.
A nice simple bet which you can apply to any player on the field in most competitions. However, there are still some rules to be aware of and some tips you can put into practice to give yourself the best chance of success.
Sometimes called match betting, sometimes called tournament match betting, and sometimes called 72 hole betting, it all amounts to the same thing; you are betting on the outcome between just two of the golfers in the field regardless of how many others are competing.
Golf is a long game, and betting on tournaments can be fun but it takes ages for your bet to resolve. For a quicker fix and a better chance of winning betting on the 2 ball or 3 ball market is the perfect anecdote, focusing on the short term performances of a few specific players.
Betting on the winner of the tournament may come with better odds, but there is another bet which leaves the punter more wiggle room and can still offer decent profits; the Top 5/10/20 bet. What is it? How does it work? And how is it best used? Let us tell you.