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 databases that are available for purchase which provide a full statistical
breakdown of all Tour events since 1996. 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.
For PGA and European Tour (apart from co-sanctioned) events, there will be plays
provided by Theo, Ian, Ernie, Ralph, Jumbo, Chris, Stanley and Andy. Selections for the
markets will be provided by Theo for the PGA Tour and by Ralph for the
European Tour; Ernie 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; Chris will offer plays based on
the Betfair exchange;
Andy will concentrate on the spread betting markets; while Stanley will offer 18-hole plays for both
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); Ernie (Southern Africa); Shaun
(Japan); Theo (Asian
PGA); Jumbo (European Challenge); Ian (European Senior and Australasian);
and Walter (Ladies
European). If a bookie prices up a Tour event, there should always be
an opinion at Tour-Tips.
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
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
Tours covered on Tour-Tips with the exception for
the European Challenge Tour.
Each week there will be
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
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
Please remember that most European sportsbooks offer 3-way
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.
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.
Scores & News
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.
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.
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!
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