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Study Shows Some States Chat LIV Over PGA; Most Bet Players This Week

Written by:
Tyrone Black
Published on:
Jul/12/2022

In a study aggregated using geotagged data via a trends software and Twitter API, BetOnline found that there are portions of the United States that tweet more about the LIV Golf Series than the PGA Tour. 

Over the last 45 days, BetOnline.ag analyzed more than 200,000 tweets containing keyword hashtags such as #LIVGolf, #LIVGolfSeries, #PGATour, #PGAChampionship, etc to arrive at their findings.

This comes as Tiger Woods on Tuesday condemned those who have taken part in the Saudi-backed tournament.

"Who knows what's going to happen in the near future with world-ranking points, the criteria for entering major championships," Woods said. "The governing body is going to have to figure that out.

"Some of these players may not ever get a chance to play in major championships. That is a possibility. We don't know that for sure yet. It's up to all the major championship bodies to make that determination. But that is a possibility, that some players will never, ever get a chance to play in a major championship, never get a chance to experience this right here, walk down the fairways at Augusta National. That, to me, I just don't understand it."

Rory McIlroy echoed that sentiment. "There’s No Room in the Golf World for LIV," he said.

Thought the BetOnline findings showed that the PGA Tour still dominates social media discussion in the Americathere does appear to be a regional component.  Most LIV interest was coming from the Northeast and Northwest.

The state breakdown is as follows:

PGA Tour: 36 states

LIV Golf: 14 states

Here is an infomap to accompany the study:

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Additionally, BetOnline has shared some of its Open Championship wagering information with us. You can see below which players are seeing the most bets and which ones are the book’s largest liabilities.

Top 3 Liabilities

1. Seamus Power (70-1)

2. Sergio Garcia (150-1)

3. Tiger Woods (60-1)

Top 3 Most Bet

1. Xander Schauffele

2. Jordan Spieth

3. Will Zalatoris

Top 15 Odds

Rory McIlroy                           10-1

Jordan Spieth                          18-1

Xander Schauffele                   18-1

Jon Rahm                                20-1

Matt Fitzpatrick                      20-1

Scottie Scheffler                      20-1

Justin Thomas                         22-1

Shane Lowry                           22-1

Cameron Smith                       25-1

Patrick Cantlay                        25-1

Will Zalatoris                           30-1

Collin Morikawa                      33-1

Dustin Johnson                       35-1

Tommy Fleetwood                  35-1

Tyrrell Hatton                         40-1

- Tyrone Black, Gambling911.com

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