# Betting approach in golf matters

It is necessary to understand the principle of the luck factor and at the same time get valuable analytical information. From this material, you will learn how to correctly assess the role of luck in golf betting.

## The role of a lucky chance

Luck has a serious impact on the results of most sports competitions, but it is most clearly present in golf (another such sport is baseball). Of course, the weather is one of the many factors that must be taken into account when making forecasts for golf. Obviously, the greater the number of interacting elements in any sport (for example, the influence of the weather on the results of betting in football), the more difficult it is to predict the outcome of a match or tournament.

The following features should be taken into account in golf betting:

• Golf is an outdoor sport, which means it depends on the weather, which might be unpredictable.
• Golf tournaments are held over four days. At the same time, the parties could start at different times, and therefore it is unlikely that the weather conditions will be the same for all participants.
• The golf course has a large area with a variety of surface types.
• The locations of the holes on the field change every round.
• The number of tournament favorites is huge by the standards of the betting market.
• The scoring system at tournaments with 72 holes is such that even after passing 71 holes perfectly, a golfer can lose if he makes a mistake at the end of the game.
• Since there are a huge number of variables that might affect the result, it is not surprising that the odds of betting on golf are very high.

## Analysis of the role of talent and luck

Each winning golf betting strategy gives you the opportunity not only to assess the level of the bettor’s ability, but also to understand how luck affects his results. The bettor’s success formula is simple and does not differ from the athlete’s success formula:
Success = talent + luck
If you agree with this statement for golf, then it is obvious to you that betting players should take into account the factors of luck and bad luck. But how to quantify this factor?
As one of the methods for solving this problem, we can propose the concept of regression. So, judging by the results of the first round of any major tournament played, it can be assumed that the level of talent demonstrated by golfers whose number of strokes was less than a pair is higher than the level of the average participant of the tournament. Do not forget about a certain influence of a successful combination of circumstances.
In addition, we might say that those golfers who exceeded the number of steam strokes performed worse than the average level, but this result can also be explained by bad luck.

## Regression and the curse of sports illustrated

Although we are dealing with the average expected value, nevertheless, regression is a statistical phenomenon that is often interpreted incorrectly. An excellent example of it is the so – called curse of sports illustrated – the established myth that publication on the cover of this magazine leads to a decline in the game of even super-successful athletes.
Regression should definitely be taken into account when placing bets on major golf tournaments, but this does not apply to ordinary competitions during the season, in which talent plays a greater role, and the influence of luck is averaged.

## Choose the approach that suits you

No matter how successful the players are, no matter how cool they play, everything still depends on you in the bids. The most important thing is to choose the betting path that will be comfortable for you and for your successful game.