cross doubles explained

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Cross-doubles These are especially popular in golf and can result in large, if occasional, payouts.

Many punters like to pick two or three players in each week's tournaments on the US and European Tours and perm them in cross-doubles. For example, you may choose Tiger Woods (5-1), Jim Furyk (20-1) and Robert Allenby (50-1) in the American event and Darren Clarke (9-1), Paul Casey (16-1) and David Howell (40-1) in the European tournament.

Three players in each event generates nine cross-doubles (three multiplied by three), so your total outlay for £2 win cross-doubles is £18 or £36 if they are £2 each-way cross-doubles.

If Woods and Clarke were successful, your return on win doubles would be £120 but each-way backers could also hope to pick up some place money if more than one of his players reached the first five either side of the Atlantic.

If Allenby and Howell were triumphant, the win punter would swell his wallet to the tune of £4,182.

Cross-trebles and upwards are also accepted, although if you are taking fancy prices you should always be conscious of busting maximum payout limits, even if staking relatively small amounts.

Betting without When an event becomes uncompetitive from a betting aspect because one runner is so dominant, bookmakers often open a market that ignores the red-hot favourite. This is known as betting without.

For instance, if Tiger Woods is five shots clear of the field going into the final round of a tournament, they will bet without Woods. If your selection wins or finishes second to Woods your bet is a winner.

Sometimes, when a golfer is well clear of another at the 54-hole stage and the player in second is himself miles ahead of the remainder of the field, bookmakers will bet without the front two.

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