The global online sports betting market has seen explosive growth over the past five years. While the United Kingdom and the United States are largely behind this recent growth, many other countries are not far behind due to the increasing use of mobile phones.
In the past, sports betting cricket tournaments such as the Ashes and the ICC World Twenty20 have taken precedence due to the game’s great popularity. India is currently the favorite to win the ICC World Twenty20 at odds of 3/1, so it will be a popular pick when the tournament gets underway. Betting on international and national football has also become very popular worldwide. Living far from a football team’s home area is often not a barrier to tracking its progress and betting on its matches.
Another popular tournament among sports gamblers around the world is the US Open Championship, a national open golf championship in the United States. The 72 holes play trick tournament will return this summer in Massachusetts, and it will be a major topic of interest in the global gambling industry. Here’s what we know about the upcoming tournament.
The 2022 US Open
The 2022 tournament will be the 122nd US Open and the event will take place June 16-19 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. The Country Club is one of the oldest golf courses in the United States; it has hosted several USGA tournaments, including the 1913 US Open, where then-unknown golfer Francis Ouimet took home the title. Today, Ouimet is known as the ‘father of amateur golf’.
Spaniard Jon Rahm won the tournament last year and the 27-year-old will compete for the title again this year. Rahm is a firm favorite to win again. Earlier this year, he became the 2022 Mexico Open champion. The other favorites for the 2022 US Open are Americans Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa, and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.
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How to watch the 2022 US Open
There are many places where fans can watch the tournament or at least see highlights. The US Open golf tournament is a mainstay of television programming around the world. Last year it was shown on television in 52 countries, including India. Fans can also use social media to get a glimpse of the tournament. The United States Golf Association has an official YouTube channel show images of the US Open and other tournaments. Videos there also feature classic finishes and in-depth looks at leading male and female golfers.
For those in the United States, NBC and the Golf Channel have the broadcast rights to this year’s US Open. The two channels will split coverage and NBC’s streaming service Peacock will also air streams from the tour. Sports fans and gamblers in the UK can watch the 2022 US Open on Sky Sports. If anyone just wants to find highlights from the tour, as well as player interviews and swing analysis, they can check out the PGA Tour’s official YouTube channel. These highlights are free and they keep everyone updated on the highs and lows of the tournament.
Sports betting has been around for decades, although the market has changed significantly since the introduction of online gambling. While everyone’s favorite sport is different, there are a few events that always attract international gamblers. The US Open golf championship is one, and this year the event will be the talk of the summer in the betting market.