Golf Rules

Outright Betting

The following rules apply to outright betting:

  • All bets on a player who fails to tee off in the first round will be void.
  • All bets will be considered losers on players who fail to qualify for a tournament.
  • All bets will be considered losers on any player who withdraws or is disqualified in any round.
  • If a player is withdrawn before the start of the tournament, we will settle your bet as void and refund your stake. If the player has already teed off, they are considered to have taken part in the tournament and your bet will be settled as a loser. Bets stand once the players have teed off on their first hole. If a player does not tee off, then bets on the 2 or 3 Ball they were due to take part in are void. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void.
  • For settlement purposes, if a tournament has its scheduled number of holes reduced we will consider the player who receives the trophy (and finishes with the lowest score, including play-off where applicable) as the winner. The only exception is that all outright bets will be made void on tournaments which are played in their entirety on different courses to the ones they were originally scheduled to play on. In tournaments affected by bad weather, bets will be settled on the official result regardless of the number of rounds played. If the tournament is abandoned, any bets placed after the last completed round will be void. Any bets placed before the final completed round, will be settled on the result published by the official governing body immediately after the match/competition is finished. Any subsequent corrections or amendments to this result will not apply for settlement purposes.
  • Outright tournament bets are settled on the player winning the trophy.

18 Hole Betting

The following rules apply to stroke play events:

  • Following the completion of 18 holes, the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • A price for a tie will be offered for 2 Ball betting. In 3 Ball betting, if two or more players finish with the same score, Dead Heat rules will apply.
  • If a player is withdrawn before the start of the tournament, we will settle your bet as void and refund your stake. If the player has already teed off, they are considered to have taken part in the tournament, and your bet will be settled as a loser. Bets stand once the players have teed off on their first hole. If a player does not tee off, bets on the 2 or 3 Ball they were due to take part in are void. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void.
  • If there are any changes to the 2/3 ball pairings for that round, bets will be settled on the original pairings/groups.
  • Play-offs will not count for any final round 18 hole match bet.

Round Leader Markets

Bets will be settled after the specific round has been completed and according to the each-way terms offered when they were placed. Bets will be settled based only on the actual first round scores recorded. Dead Heat rules apply.

72 Hole Match Betting

The following rules apply to 72 hole match betting:

  • The player who achieves the highest placing at the end of the tournament, including any play-offs will be deemed the winner. This rule still applies if the tournament is reduced from the scheduled number of holes so long as a winner is declared and a trophy awarded at the end of the tournament.
  • If one player misses the cut, the other will be deemed the winner. However, if both players miss the cut, the player with the lowest score will be deemed the winner.
  • If one player is disqualified either prior to the completion of two rounds or after both players have made the cut, the other player will be considered the winner. However, if a player is disqualified during a round after the cut when his opponent has already missed the cut, the disqualified player will be considered the winner.
  • If a player is withdrawn before the start of the tournament, we will settle your bet as void and refund your stake. If the player has already teed off, they are considered to have taken part in the tournament and your bet will be settled as a loser. Bets stand once the players have teed off on their first hole. If a player does not tee off, then bets on the 2 or 3 Ball they were due to take part in are void. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void.

Group Betting

This market offers betting opportunities on groups of players. A deduction equivalent to Tattersalls Rule 4(c) will be applicable if one of the players fails to participate.

Price of non runner when bet placed

Decimals

R4 Deduction

1/9 or shorter

1.11 or shorter

90p

2/11 to 2/17

1.18 to 1.12

85p

1/4 to 1/5

1.25 to 1.20

80p

3/10 to 2/7

1.30 to 1.29

75p

2/5 to 1/3

1.40 to 1.33

70p

8/15 to 4/9

1.53 to 1.45

65p

8/13 to 4/7

1.62 to 1.57

60p

4/5 to 4/6

1.80 to 1.66

55p

20/21 to 5/6

1.95 to 1.83

50p

Evens to 6/5

2.00 to 2.20

45p

5/4 to 6/4

2.25 to 2.50

40p

8/5 to 7/4

2.60 to 2.75

35p

9/5 to 9/4

2.80 to 3.25

30p

12/5 to 3/1

3.40 to 4.00

25p

16/5 to 4/1

4.20 to 5.00

20p

9/2 to 11/2

5.50 to 6.50

15p

6/1 to 9/1

7.00 to 10.00

10p

10/1 to 14/1

11.00 to 15.00

5p

Over 14/1

Over 15.00

No deduction

Tournament Group Betting

If one of the players in a group does not tee off in the tournament, any bets placed on that specific player will be void. If you have placed a winning bet on other players in that group, we may apply the equivalent to a Tattersalls Rule 4(c) to your winnings, based on the price of the player withdrawn.

These will be settled on the player achieving the highest placing at the end of the tournament, including play-off holes if played. This will apply even if both (or all) players 'miss the cut'. All bets relating to an individual's specific round(s) will be settled on the number of strokes registered on the score-card as signed by that competitor upon the completion of play.

18/36 Hole Match Bets

The following rules apply to Matchplay Events. If a player is withdrawn before the start of the tournament, we will settle your bet as void and refund your stake. If the player has already teed off, they are considered to have taken part in the tournament and your bet will be settled as a loser. Bets stand once the players have teed off on their first hole. If a player does not tee off, then bets on the 2 or 3 Ball they were due to take part in are void. If a round is abandoned, bets on that round are void.

Tournament Match Betting

This applies to match betting for a specific tournament:

  • If one player is disqualified or withdraws prior to the completion of two rounds, their opponent is deemed the winner, even if they fail to make the cut.
  • If both players make the cut and a player is disqualified or withdraws during the 3rd or 4th rounds, we treat the other player as the winner for settlement purposes. If the other player in the match bet has already missed the cut, the player who has been disqualified or withdrawn, but makes the cut, will be the winner. If both players are disqualified, the Match bet is void, regardless of when the player is disqualified.
  • In match betting, we will always quote a price for the tie. Your bet is successful if both players finish tied for the same position. These will be settled on the player achieving the highest placing at the end of the tournament, including play-off holes if played. This will apply even if both (or all) players 'miss the cut'.
  • All bets relating to an individual's specific round(s) will be settled on the number of strokes registered on the score-card as signed by that competitor upon the completion of play.

Hole Winner Markets

Betting on which of the listed players will record the lowest score on the named hole:

  • If more than one of the named players records the lowest score, Dead Heat rules will apply.
  • If a player withdraws during the named hole, bets on that player will be settled as a loser.
  • If the named hole is not completed, all results will be void unless the result of the hole has been determined.

Score On Hole X

Where prices are for a player to achieve a certain score (Birdie, Bogey, Albatross, Eagle etc.) on a particular hole (e.g. First Hole), bets will be settled on the score on the actual hole number (corresponding flag number), and not the number of holes completed. For example, if Tiger Woods teed off on Hole 10 to start his round, the bet would not be settled on Tiger Woods' first hole played, it would be when Tiger Woods finishes playing the first hole on the course (flag number one). If the selected player withdraws after teeing off on the stated hole, the bet will be void. If the selected player withdraws before teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.

Next 2/3 Holes Winner markets

Betting is on which of the listed players will record the lowest aggregate score on the named holes:

  • If more than one of the named players records the lowest score, Dead Heat rules will apply.
  • If a player withdraws during the named holes, bets on that player will be settled as a loser.
  • If the named holes are not completed, all results will be void unless the result of the holes has been determined.

Player Next Hole Birdie or Better markets

Betting is on whether a player will make a Birdie or Better on the named hole. If a player withdraws after teeing off on the stated hole, the bet will be void.

Player Next 2/3 Holes Birdie or Better markets

Betting is on whether a player will make a Birdie or Better on any of the named holes:

  • If a player withdraws after having teed off on the first of the stated holes, bets will be void unless the result is already known.
  • If a player withdraws before teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.

Player Next Hole Bogey or Worse markets

Betting on whether a player will make a Bogey or Worse on the named hole:

  • If a player withdraws after teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.
  • If a player withdraws before teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.

Player Next 2/3 Holes Bogey or Worse markets

Betting on whether a player will make a Bogey or Worse on any of the named holes:  

  • If a player withdraws after having teed off on the first of the stated holes, bets will be void unless the result is already known.
  • If a player withdraws before teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.

Player Next Hole Eagle or Better markets

Betting on whether a player will make an Eagle or Better on the named hole:

  • If a player withdraws after teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.
  • If a player withdraws before teeing off on the stated hole, bets will be void.

Official result

In tournaments affected by bad weather, bets will be settled on the official result regardless of the number of rounds played. If the tournament is abandoned, any bets placed after the last completed round will be void.

Tied/Dead Heat result

If a price for a tie is not available, Dead Heat rules will apply. For example, if you placed an each way bet and the terms quoted for the tournament are for the first five places, we will treat three players tying for fourth place as having dead-heated for fourth, fifth and sixth place. We will then settle with 1/3 stake lost and 2/3 stake settled at full place odds for each-way bets on those players.

Tournament Handicap Betting

If a player misses the cut, is disqualified, or withdraws during the tournament, bets on that player will be settled as losers. Only the scheduled 72 holes count. Play-off holes do not count. If the tournament is shortened to less than 72 holes, all bets on the Handicap betting market are void. Only the players listed on the Handicap list count for betting purposes. Dead Heat rules apply.

2 & 3 Ball Betting

In 2 Ball betting, a price will be offered for a tie. In 3 Ball betting, if players have an identical score in the round, the result will be a tie and Dead Heat rules will apply.

In the event of a 2 or 3 ball being rearranged, all bets on the original groupings will stand.

Race To Dubai / US Money List

Bets placed on the Race To Dubai/US Money List are bets to predict which golfer tops the official money list at the end of the season (all-in compete or not). In Europe, it is called the Race To Dubai, and in the United States it is called the US Money List. Bets will be determined by the overall winner following the last relevant tournament, and will not be affected by any subsequent enquiries or alterations.

Top 5/Top 10/Top 20 Finish

A bet on a player to finish within the Top 5, Top 10 or Top 20 places of a specific tournament. In tournaments where these markets are offered, Dead Heat rules apply.

Player Bogey/Par/Birdie/Eagle markets

Where a price is quoted for a player to score a specified number of events during a round (for example, to score 3 birdies), this refers to that event needing to occur the specified number of times. For example, where the market is "Player to score 3 birdies" and the player scores 2 birdies, 1 eagle and 15 pars in the round, this bet would be a loser unless the selection specifically states "to score 3 birdies or better".

Bogey Free Round

Bets will be losers if the player scores a bogey or worse on any hole.

Definitions

Albatross - A score of 3 under par on a hole.

Eagle - A score of 2 under par on a hole.

Birdie - A score of 1 under par on a hole.

Par - A score match par on a hole.

Bogey - A score of 1 over par on a hole.

Double Bogey - A score of 2 over par on a hole.

Bet Settlement

All winning bets will be settled at the prices shown at the time the bet was accepted, excluding any obvious palpable errors. Bets will be settled at the place terms offered when the bet was placed.

To be selected to play in a team/tournament (e.g. The Ryder Cup)

Winning bets must predict whether a player will be selected to play in a specific team or tournament. Players must be announced as part of the playing team at the opening ceremony for bets to count.

Team Based Events (E.g. The Ryder Cup

If there is a change to the length, format or playing order of the tournament, the following rules may apply to the Ryder Cup, or any other form of team based golf:

  • If a tournament is played over a shorter format than previously scheduled, bets on the tournament outright winner or outright player markets will be settled on the officially declared result, except where no more play takes place after the bet has been struck.
  • Irrespective of any changes to the order of play or format, and so long as a result can be determined, all bets on correct scores, winning margins, top players, and other markets, based on the conclusion of the tournament, will stand. However, there are the following exceptions to this rule where the bet will be voided:
    1. To hit the fairway - This market is settled on the finishing position of the golf ball after the tee shot. Official sources will be used for settlement. If no official result can be determined via these sources or TV pictures, bets will be void.
    2. To finish last - Winning bets will predict who will finish last in the tournament. Any bets placed on players who withdraw before 72 holes are completed will be settled as losing bets. If there is a tie for last place, Dead Heat rules will apply.
    3. Top Nationality Markets - Only the players listed within these markets count. Bets on non-runners will be void; a rule 4 deduction may be applied on bets placed prior to any quoted players within the market withdrawing.