The 2018 Portugal Masters Golf Tournament
In the world of professional golf the European Tour includes some of the largest and most prestigious tournaments in the world. One of the most recent to be added to the tour is the Portugal Masters. While the majority of PGA tournaments got their start in the early 1940’s the Portugal Masters was first played in October 2007, but has since become both a player and spectator favourite. For sports betting enthusiasts, it also offers the perfect opportunity to bet on some of the best players in the world.
History of the Event
In its inaugural year, the Portugal Masters offered a total prize money of €3 million, making it the richest tournament in Portugal at the time. Since 2013, the prize money has dropped to €2 million, although it still ranks as one of the highest on the Tour.
The venue for the Portugal Masters is the ever-popular Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course located in Vilamoura. Opened in 2004, the course was designed by legendary golfer Arnold Palmer with plenty of bunkers, breath taking water features and long stretches fairway leading to small sharp greens.
The signature hole is the magnificent 17th, locally known as the Cascatas Victoria (Victoria Falls). The name stems from the fact that it houses 12 waterfalls inside the lakes that run along the right-hand side of the fairway. The 17th hole is a par 5 and a total of 539 meters. This makes it the longest hole on the course and it has the smallest green with a large body of water just to the right.
Details of the 2018 Portugal Masters
A challenge for most players, the Dom Pedro Victoria is the perfect course for the Portugal Masters and has already seen a lot of action. Last year is was Englishman Steve Webster who took honours, winning the par 71 stroke play tournament by aggregate. This year, the 2018 Portugal Masters will return to the Dom Pedro on 21st of September and run until the 24th of September. Some of the top European players are expected to attend, making ideal for both spectators and sports betting enthusiasts.
Popular Betting Options
For those who are keen on betting online, the most popular wager is on the outright winner. This is a simple bet where you pick the player who you think will lift the trophy. There are plenty of other betting options too, including prop bets on each round or day. Some of the more interesting wagers including round betting, if a player will land a hole in one, who will make the final round and what the winning stroke margin will be. If you want to check the full list of markets on the event, you can find all you need at William Hill, 888 Sports, Spin Palace Sports, Bodog and Betway Sports.