An expert from SuperBook revealed that the LIV Golf Series is within miles of the PGA Tour as far as the handle of the American bet is concerned. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
American bettors prefer the PGA Tour
A golf expert said Games today That the American bet handle earned by his sportsbook at the Canadian Open for the PGA Tour in the second week of June was seven times higher than what he wrote for the LIV Golf Invitational event in the UK in the same week.
On Wednesday via text message to GTWestgate SuperBook Vice President of Risk Management Jeff Sherman has shared the news about the dramatically superior grip his company has made on the PGA Tour. Sherman’s disclosure comes in good time for the PGA Tour, who said via a press conference on Wednesday that he shared on Twitter, that he can’t compete with LIV’s billions of dollars.
In a recent interview with las vegas magazine review, The Westgate SuperBook Golf Handicapper compared the PGA Tour to the NFL. “No matter what we put in — props, top five, top 20, matches — there’s a very good handling of that,” Sherman said. “Any other tour we do like the USFL. It pales in comparison.”
Sherman added, however, that having high-profile golfers and LIV Tour winners, like Brooks Koepka’s turnaround recently, could change things.
Sherman said that while he believes LIV Golf could become “the second most potting tour we offer,” there is still a huge gap between it and the PGA Tour.
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Since most of the major winners haven’t made the LIV move yet, sports sponsors like Superbook and DraftKings are delaying publishing prospects for the next LIV event. Until the organizers announce the championship fieldto me GT.
Sherman said he’s waiting for LIV to announce players at the LIV Golf Invitational Portland, which takes place at Pumpkin Ridge next week, before publishing the SuperBook odds.
DraftKings director of racing and esports operations Johnny Avello agreed, saying LIV odds for Portland will likely start Monday in states like Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Oregon and Wyoming.
Some sports books, such as Circa Sports, will not offer LIV odds for Portland at all.
The supremacy of the betting handle on the PGA Tour provides some solace in the face of the $600 billion Saudi Public Investment Fund-backed golf tyrant.
A real threat to the PGA Tour, LIV has already tempted a handful of the world’s best golfers to cross the gap. as such New VegasSlotsOnlineEarlier this month, the lure of big signing bonuses and hefty payouts was a very attractive option for golfers to dramatically increase their net worth.
Among the top golfers who stick to LIV are Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter. Dissident players have since been notified that the PGA Tour has suspended them from its events.
For now at least, LIV is still confined to the PGA Tour in terms of the American betting handle. Another factor working in favor of the PGA Tour is that LIV does not have a US television deal, which means viewers have to go online to watch Mickelson et al. at work.
If they have trouble finding a place to watch it, that will be a deterrent.”
“People will bet anything they can watch, and if they have a hard time finding a place to watch it, it will be a deterrent to the betting handle,” Sherman said.