Olympics Golf Betting Tips
Robert Cobley is a maths graduate with years of experience in the sports betting industry. He has now teamed up with Bet UK to bring his golf betting tips to our readers. For the latest golf betting odds for the Olympics Golf make sure to head over to Bet UK’s online betting and live in-play betting markets.
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Rob Cobley’s Olympics Golf Betting Tips
Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, Japan. Par 72, 7,465 Yards An hour north of the Olympic Village, Kasumigaseki is a typical Japanese tree-lined parkland course. Pristine Zoysiagrass fairways slalom towards well-protected Bentgrass greens, with thick Zoysiagrass rough awaiting any wayward shots. Heat and humidity may be the biggest factor here, and is certainly a consideration in my selections this week. I expect scoring to be relatively low, and although the course is long, altitude should bring that down significantly. Recent Winners:
Gold: Justin Rose Silver: Henrik Stenson Bronze: Matt Kuchar
The Market Leaders
Following the unfortunate withdrawal of Spain's Jon Rahm with Covid, Open Champion Colinn Morikawa (13/2) heads the market. That comes as little surprise as Morikawa brought his game, and in particular his putting, to a whole new level at St Georges and has to be a leading contender should he maintain that form. Colinn is known throughout the game as an exceptional iron player, and I can't dent his suitability here. I do, however, question how easily he reaches the winning number if his putting isn't still at that unusually high level. On a less challenging course, this is a more level playing field and I will therefore be looking a little deeper for the value.
Team America are looking strong for the medals with Xander Schauffele (8/1) and Justin Thomas (11/1) next in the betting. Neither has been particularly impressive this season, although consistency has shone through ahead of wins for both players. I expect them both to challenge for medals, but I am going to look past the top of the market for my winner.
Australian Cameron Smith has not stopped talking about The Olympics for the last few months, even having his nation shaved into the side of his head for the event, and the in form Australian looks an excellent selection in a relatively weak field. Smith has been contending at some of the longest and toughest courses on Tour, and crucially ranks in the top three in the field for strokes gained putting. That will be perhaps the most imperative stat this week in these big greens, and I think it really gives him an edge on the market favourites.
Cameron should set himself up with plenty of chances given his fantastic iron play, and more importantly it is his ability to convert those changes that excites me here. He looks an excellent selection with 3 Points e/w at 21/1
Canada's Corey Connors holds a similar profile to Smith with a good accurate low ball flight and razor like iron play that should set him up for lots of birdies here. He has been playing some excellent golf with top ten finishes in two of the last three Majors and seems to rise to the toughest of challenges. He is more than just a backup selection and represents excellent value himself with 2 Points e/w at 28/1