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Date: 28-Aug - 31-Aug, 2014
Location: Circolo Golf Torino - La Mandria, Fiano, Torino, Italy
European Tour Golf Betting Odds: When you think golf countries, you likely think of England or Scotland, or perhaps even Australia. Italy, however, should be on your mind as we approach this golf online wagering, as the European Tour reaches its annual stop in the wine soaked Roman land for the Italian Open.
I know when you see something called the Italian Open, you immediately think fast cars racing around tiny streets. Instead, you get a peaceful weekend of golf in the north of Italy, and a genuine chance of winning some money at BookMaker's live lines.
The Italian Open may seem strange to the uninitiated, but this event was established all the way back in 1925. In 1972, upon the start of the European Tour, the Italian Open was made one of the original tournaments.
Seven runnings of the event out of its 87 total have been won by home grown Italians, the most recent coming from Francesco Molinari back in 2006 when he shot a 265, or -23, one of the lower scores you will find in this event's history, though the record is a 262.
The BMW Italian Open, as it is now somewhat strangely called, as BMW's German engineers consistently compete with the numerous Italian carmakers, is one of the top stops on the European Tour, despite its relatively low purse.
The Italians in attendance will be cheering on their local brethren, as Molinari was only the second countryman to win the event since it joined the European Tour.
Head to BookMaker's live lines to get in on this online golf wagering, as it will be an entire year before the opportunity to bet on Italian golf arises again. So grab a cannoli and settle in for a long weekend of golf.
How to bet on Italian Open
The odds of a golfer to win the Italian Open will generally look something like:
- Tiger Woods + 150
- Phil Mickelson + 250
- Steve Stricker + 300
- Jeff Overton + 700
- Ernie Els + 700
- Field + 600
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $150 that Tiger Woods will win the Italian Open, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in European Golf golf is head-to-head finish between two players. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
A head-to-head betting line for the Italian Open will look something like:
- Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150
In this bet, players wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will bet $10 to win $15.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to European Golf golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of European golf betting without to much trouble.
2013 Italian Open Winner - Sweet success for Quesne
A brilliant back nine 31 saw Julien Quesne snatch the 70° Open d’Italia Lindt at Golf Club Torino and claim his second European Tour title.
The Frenchman began the day four shots off the lead and looked out of contention when he ran up a double-bogey six on the second, but birdied the fourth and sixth and then stormed home in 31.
The 33 year old picked up shots at the tenth, 11th and 15th before chipping in from short of the 17th green and holing from six feet for another birdie on the last to complete a closing 67.
That set the clubhouse target on 12 under par just moments before overnight leader Marcus Fraser, who was also 12 under, three-putted the 15th and dropped another shot on the par- three 16th after missing the green from the tee.
Fraser eventually signed for a 74 to finish joint eighth on nine under, leaving Ireland's David Higgins and England's Steve Webster to share second on 11 under.
2012 BMW Italian Open Winner - Fernandez-Castano captures Italian Open
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain won the Italian Open on Sunday for the second time, edging South Africa's Garth Mulroy by two strokes.
European Ryder Cup players Nicolas Colsaerts and Martin Kaymer also fared well.
It was the sixth European Tour win of Fernandez-Castano's career. The 31-year-old Spaniard's biggest previous victory came at last year's Singapore Open.
He hit a solid shot out of the rough following an errant tee shot and birdied the final hole of the Royal Park I Roveri course outside Turin, finishing at 24 under.
Mulroy fell behind after a bogey on the 17th.
Gregory Bourdy of France and Italian teenager Matteo Manassero tied for third at 20 under.
Colsaerts and Kaymer finished in a tie for fifth with Gary Boyd of England and Pablo Larrazabal of Spain, six shots back.
The Ryder Cup will be held in two weeks at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago.
The third Ryder Cup player in the field, Italy's Francesco Molinari, shot a 65 — his best round of the week — to finish at 10 under.
Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal also finished with a 65 to end the week at 7 under.
2011 BMW Italian Open Winner - Robert Rock Wins 2011 BMW Italian Open title
Englishman Robert Rock led from the very first round at the BMW Italian Open and he shot a final-round of 67 to end the tournament 21-under, just ahead of fellow countryman Gary Boyd and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen.
Rock slipped up early with a bogey at the par-four-third, but he soon got his challenge back on track with four successive birdies from the fifth hole to reach the turn in three-under. He picked up two more shots with back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11, and a bogey at the par-three 12th was soon erased by a seventh birdie at the 13th. The 34-year-old then pared the remaining five holes, and it was enough for him to end a nine-year wait to win a title on the tour.
Check back the week of June 13-16 and Bookmaker Sportsbook will have live odds for the 2013 Italian Open.
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