The Australian Open is probably the highlight of golf's Australasia tour. Taking place each November in Australia, it features some of the world's best golfers in a four-round tournament that takes place in some of the country's finest golf courses. Historically Australians have dominated the tournament, however last year saw American Jordan Spieth win in what was an early indication of the dominance he would go on to have over the next year. Spieth should be back for this year's tournament and it will be interesting to see if he can renew his rivalry with Rory McIlroy – the two young men are widely regarded as the two best golfers in the world. If you fancy a bet on the Emirates Australian Open check out our early odds.
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The US Masters, US Open, PGA Championship and British Open make up the four majors of world golf. The first of the season, the Masters, is played at Augusta National in Georgia, USA, each April. Jordan Spieth is the current holder of the green jacket (there is also a trophy but the jacket has become more iconic), but Australia has also seen success recently, after Adam Scott won the prestigious tournament two years ago. The US Open takes place in June, the British Open in July and the PGA Championship takes place in August each year. Australian Jason Day is the current PGA Champion, his 2015 win was an emotional one after so many near misses down the years. All four tournaments follow the same four-round format and there are loads of different betting opportunities available including outright winner, winning nationality, hole by hole scores and plenty more besides.
Betting on the best golf tournaments in the world
The golf season offers up a whole host of great tournaments across a variety of formats. The standard tournament format – every man for himself against the field – is sometimes disregarded for tournaments like the team event Ryder Cup. This tournament, held every two years, pits teams of European players vs USA players in a variety of different matchplay games. Other highlights of the golf calendar include the Solheim Cup – essentially a female version of the Ryder Cup – the World Matchplay Championship and the Dubai Desert Classic. Most of the standard golf tournaments take place from Thursday through to Sunday. Due to the huge purses on offer most events feature a strong field all year round.