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As with many sports there is a huge range of markets available for bettors when it comes to golf. As well as some of the more predictable bets such as outright winner, there is also the possibility to bet on the next hole – and in a number of ways. All next hole bets concentrate on the next hole played only.
The biggest golf tournaments will attract a lot of betting activity and as it is a sport that takes quite a while to compete there is a lot of scope for making a selection on one of the many markets.
Bettors can choose from a range of options when it comes to next hole betting. They can select the next hole winner between the two, three or four players playing in a group, or they can choose over or under par as the way of deciding the hole. In bets like this – such as next hole score – the bettor will usually get to choose birdie or better, par, or bogey or worse to find the outcome. This kind of bet can also be slightly amended to take all players into consideration in the next hole combined market.
Bettors thinking of going for next hole wager should always take into consideration the chance that a golfer plays the round of their life. This was the case for Ernie Els at the 1994 Dubai Desert Classic when the South African managed an incredible 12 birdies in just 18 holes. Darren Clarke actually matched the same feat at the 1999 European Open in Ireland.