Mens Olympics Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

Mens Olympics Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

by 8th August 2016

Golf tips for the Men’s Olympics from August 11th – 14th. Read our betting preview on this unique tournament as well as our golfing tips & their betting odds.

Olympic Golf Course, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro is not just the biggest sports extravaganza on the planet. It also marks the first time in 112 years that Golf is included in Summer Olympics.

It was George Seymour Lyon who won the gold for Canada the last time golf was included at the games. The icing on the cake is the fact that Women’s Golf also makes its debut in this Olympics.

The field for both men and women is limited to 60 with a cap on the number of players from a particular country. A country can send a maximum of four players if they are ranked in the top 15 of the world golf rankings and two if they are ranked outside that. The action will start on Thursday, August 11 and the winner will be decided by Sunday, August 14.

Unfortunately for the tournament organizers, the euphoria over the return of golf is dampened by the fears over Zika virus, security concerns and potential terrorist threats.

The 72-hole stroke play competition will not have prize money but there are three medals up for grabs for the players – Gold, Silver and Bronze. The contest will be played at the new Olympic golf course that was designed by Gil Hanse. Reserva de Marapendi measures a total of 7, 350 yards and has a par-score of 71.

United States will have the biggest contingent – being represented by Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar. The field will miss the top four players of the world – Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy who have decided to skip owing to various threats in Brazil.

That leaves Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and America’s Bubba Watson as the top contenders for Gold. No player will have knowledge of the newly built course which casts a shadow on what will be favoured – power or precision.

Stenson, ranked 6th in the world is a hot favourite considering his recent winning streak. Britain also has a strong representation at the games with the 2016 Masters’ winner Danny Willett and Justin Rose flying the flag. Watch out for Spain who are represented by Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello. Garcia may have never won a major but is widely considered as the best player to have not done so. Both are top-10 payers and may be underdogs in Brazil.

Of the rest there are many players who carry the hopes of their entire nation like Anirban Lahiri of India or Hao Tong Li of China. Canada’s task of defending their gold is entrusted to David Hearn and Graham DeLaet. Coming to the odds, Stenson is the hands-down favourite with odds of 6/1 offered by Ladbrokes. Garcia is the next on the list at odds of 7/1 (Ladbrokes). Germany’s Martin Kaymer is another performer who could upset the odds in Rio. At odds of 18/1 offered by Coral, he is a dark horse for the title.

The field for Rio 2016 Olympics is strong but could have been stronger. The withdrawals of top players have lowered the expectations. Who will win the prestigious gold?

Golf Tips For The Men’s Olympics Competition

So who are our tips to win the Men’s Olympic golf competition, well we start with Justin Rose. He has really embraced the Olympic spirit missing last weeks Travelers so he could come down to Rio to sample the atmosphere. He is due to win a big tournament and it will not get bigger this year than the Olympics. With the top players missing it because of health concerns he can take advantage and at odds of 12/1 plus is worthy of a decent bet. Just be aware of the each way terms as some bookmakers are only going 3 places but the e/way terms reflect that 1/3 the odds. Where as Paddypower go six places but at e/way terms of a 1/5 the odds for place purposes.

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Martin Kaymer is a passionate man and will try his hardest to gain a medal for Germany. We believe with his improved showing in recent weeks he will be good enough to get on the podium. We can get 18/1 on Kaymer but will take the 16/1 on offer at Bet365 with them going five places. That does seem generous to us and we will have a wedge on him.

As always we like to provide you with a lively outsider and last week’s outsider Robert Garrigus done us proud when getting a T5 finish at great odds of 150/1. This week’s long shot for the Olympic gold is proving more difficult to choose as after the top five in the betting it is hard to see a winner. Our best tips goes for Jhonattan Vegas a recent winner on the PGA Tour if his putter works this week could surprise everyone at odds of 50/1 (5 places at Bet365). You can get larger odds of 66/1 at but they only go 3 places. Play it safe!!!

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the Men’s Olympics Competition.
Justin Rose 12/1 – 2pts each way (5 places)
Martin Kaymer 16/1 – 2pts each way (5 places)
Jhonattan Vegas 50/1 – 1pt each way (5 places)

Outright betting odds for the Men’s Olympics Competition

Henrik Stenson 6/1
Sergio Garcia 7/1
Justin Rose 12/1
Bubba Watson 14/1
Rickie Fowler 14/1
Patrick Reed 16/1
Martin Kaymer 16/1
Matt Kuchar 16/1
Danny Willett 20/1
Emiliano Grillo 25/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 25/1
Byeong Hun An 33/1
Padraig Harrington40/1
Soren Kjeldsen 40/1
Thongchai Jaidee 50/1

50/1 Bar – All prices are from Ladbrokes Bookmaker and are subject to change – Each Way 1/3 odds 1,2,3