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Tour-Tips is an online statistical resource for the study of professional golf. On the 'data' site here, there are details of the customisable Excel formsheets that give a statistical preview of any Tour event and are received via email at the start of the week, and there are details of the data files that are available for purchase which provide a full statistical breakdown of all Tour events since 1996. Betfair historical odds for 'win markets' on a per-minute basis for the PGA & European Tours are available as a free add-on for all subscribers to the data files on the 'data' site. On the main tour-tips.com site, there are resources available online to study past events and preview current events. Full details are given below.

Stats for every player in each Tour event are produced on Monday morning each so that there is plenty of time for people to research each Tour event before they start. Thereafter, betting tips will be posted on the site for each Tour event. In most cases, these will be on Wednesday each week once sufficient odds have been published, though outright tips for PGA and European Tour events will typically be posted on Tuesdays as there is usually little value left in these markets by Wednesday. During the course of each event, there may also be 18-hole fixed odds and spread betting tips posted. For all the stats and betting tips each week, check the 'page updates' box on the right for the most recent updates.

Betting Picks

For PGA and European Tour (apart from co-sanctioned) events, there will be plays provided by Theo, Ian, Woz, Ralph, Jumbo, Gareth, Ernie and Stanley. Selections for the ante-post outright markets will be provided by Theo for the PGA Tour and by Ralph for the European Tour; Woz and Jumbo will provide tournament match tips for the PGA and European Tour respectively; Ian and Jumbo will provide tips on the various 'win' and 'place' markets once the tournament has completed a round or two; Gareth will offer plays based on the Betfair exchange; Ernie will concentrate on the spread betting markets; while Stanley will offer 18-hole plays for both Tours.

For LPGA and Champions Tour events, there will typically only be outright available and these will be provided by Walter and Shaun, respectively, while, subject to availability of odds (and value), for all other Tours, outright plays (and matchup plays where possible) will be provided by the following tipsters: Bill (Web.com and Latinoamerica); Ian (Southern Africa and Australasian); Shaun (Japan); Theo (Asian PGA); Jumbo (European Challenge); Woz (European Senior); and Walter (Ladies European). If a bookie prices up a Tour event, there should always be an opinion at Tour-Tips.

Stats Analysis

For every Tour event for which there are likely to be odds, there will be a full statistical analysis of each player in that week's field. This involves summaries for current form, location form, long-term form, statistical form, two measures of course form and two measures of course compatibility, plus there is an overall index [Tour-Tips ratings] that brings this analysis together.

This stats analysis will be provided in two stages during the week. Once the previous week's events are finished, the full range of stats tables will be published on Monday mornings for the coming week's events, while these tables will then be updated on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning once the tee-times have been published and the field finalised.

But the stats analysis does not end there. At the end of each round on the PGA and European Tours, there will be 27 in-running stats tables published that analyse the performance of the players in different categories.

At Tour-Tips, you will also find profiles of each player on the four main Tours that will present a series of statistical analyses for that player as well as collate all the main news stories about the player over the last month, profiles of each tournament on the four main Tours that provide an analyses of how the event has been won (or lost) in the last five years and you will also find customisable Tour Stats for all the Tours covered on Tour-Tips with the exception for the European Challenge Tour.

Golf Odds

Each week there will be a comprehensive listing of the 72-hole and 18-hole matchups offered by the major online sportsbooks (twenty-three monitored at the moment) across the different Tour events. For events on the PGA Tour, there are usually over 100 different matchups to choose from each week, so it's worth shopping around!

The bookies' sites are trawled once per hour for matchup odds to provide the most up-to date offerings on page. For the PGA, European, Champions and LPGA Tour, these matchup listings also display the head-to-head records for the players involved, which can be very useful additional information when capping matchups.

Please remember that most European sportsbooks offer 3-way matchups. That is, there is a separate bet offer for the tie, so if your selection ties in the matchup, the result is not a voided wager, but a loss. These odds are also included in the matchup listing so it is clear who offers 2-way and who offers 3-way betting.

In addition to the matchup listings, there is also links to the relevant page on the odds comparison site, OddChecker, for the outright odds for each Tour event, as well as link to Betfair's 'winner' market odds for each event. The books listed on the OddsChecker site are almost exclusively British, but this is not a significant restriction as each-way betting is the primary focus of outright betting at Tour-Tips.

Picks Archive & Betting Record

All betting tips, stats tables and odds are archived each week and these are fully searchable via the 'Archive' link in each Tour toolbar. The archived tips date back to the inauguration of this site for the start of the 2000 season, so it is easy to find out what has been written about an event in previous years.

Golf Database

Two fully searchable databases are available that cover all the men's and ladies' professional Tours. Features include basic scores, 'adjusted scores', positions by round and shots behind leaders, plus player stats per event on the primary Tours. More recently added database queries include the ability to search player performance relative to weather conditions, relative to other players in final-round contention, by comparison with how many weeks' rest or consecutive action, and there is a 'top players' query as well. There is also the facility to compare how two players have fared against each other by using the head-to-head database search. This should be particularly relevant for matchup betting.

Live Scores & News

The links for live scoring are updated each week, so finding the current leaderboard for any event has never been easier. There is also a news feed available as well to keep you up-to-date with the latest written word on professional golf.

The List

A brief description is also provided of the golf betting markets that are provided by the books monitored each week. This should make the task of finding a good sportsbook for golf betting much easier.

Related Links

Here you'll find a list of the best golf information sites, our favourite sports betting forums and comments on other golf betting sites. Golf is a difficult game to handicap, but here you'll find some very knowledgeable golf tipsters. A good place to look for a second opinion on golf, or maybe even a first opinion!

If you've any suggestions to improve the site, don't keep them to yourself, let us know.

Have a profitable season and we hope you enjoy the site!

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Events covered this week:

PGA McGladrey Classic
tips stats profile
Australasian Perth International
tips stats profile
Champions AT&T Championship
tips stats profile
LPGA Blue Bay LPGA
tips stats profile
Asian PGA Macau Open
tips stats profile
Japan Bridgestone Open
tips stats profile
European Challenge Foshan Open
tips stats profile
Latino-America Bridgestone America's Golf Cup
tips stats profile

 

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Tipster 2014 P/L:

  Stanley +143.24pts
  Theo +73.83pts
  Gareth +64.26pts
  Bill +52.77pts
  Shaun +40.10pts
  Walter +32.18pts
  Jumbo +9.42pts
  Ralph -4.00pts
  Ian -24.70pts
  Ernie -32.00pts
  Woz -124.88pts
  TOTAL +230.22pts

 

Tipster October P/L:

  Jumbo +19.64pts
  Stanley +7.14pts
  Ralph +0.28pts
  Bill -2.00pts
  Ian -2.00pts
  Shaun -2.00pts
  Walter -3.00pts
  Ernie -4.00pts
  Gareth -4.50pts
  Theo -9.00pts
  Woz -9.00pts
  TOTAL -8.44pts