The best of Europe will take on the best of the United States from 28 to 30 September as the Ryder Cup tees off on the rolling greens of the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Played in even-numbered years, the Ryder Cup sees 12-member teams from the US and Europe battle it out in five match-play sessions over three days.
Ryder Cup Betting: Format of the Ryder Cup
If you’re new to the Ryder Cup, then this is an outline of how the teams are selected:
There is a USA and a European team competing in the Ryder Cup. Each team consists of 8 players that have accumulated the most points throughout the year in major championships as well as another 4 captains picks. Jim Furyk captains the American team.
The European team picks are slightly different with 4 being picked from all points earned in Race to Dubai tournaments, another 5 leading players not qualified in the above but with top Total World Rankings points and 3 captains picks. Thomas Bjørn captains the European team.
Ryder Cup Betting: Teams
- Brooks Koepka (28 years) – Has won three majors, including two this year, and debuted at the Ryder Cup in 2016.
- Dustin Johnson (34 years) – Has won one major and competed in three Ryder Cups (2010, 2012, 2016). He pairs well with Koepka, one of his closest friends, and promises big hits despite his relaxed temperament.
- Justin Thomas (25 years) – Has won one major and this will be his inaugural Ryder Cup…a dream come true.
- Patrick Reed (28 years) – Has won one major and competed in two Ryder Cups (2014, 2016). He will be partnering with Jordan Speith – a truly formidable pair.
- Bubba Watson (39 years) – Has won two majors and competed in three Ryder Cups (2010, 2012, 2014). He will be working hard to finally land on a winning team.
- Jordan Spieth (25 years) – Has won three majors and competed in two Ryder Cups (2014, 2016). The former World No. 1 has what it takes.
- Rickie Fowler (29 years) – No majors but has competed in three Ryder Cups (2010, 2014, 2016). Renowned for his bright colours and vibrant personality, Fowlers plays well with almost anyone.
- Webb Simpson (33 years) – Has won one major and competed in two Ryder Cups (2012, 2014). He’s a strong competitor although falters on European turf.
- Phil Mickelson (48 years) – A seasoned player with five majors, having competed in 11 Ryder Cups (1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016). Mickelson sets a new appearance record and brings unmatched experience to the course.
- Tiger Woods (42 years) – A welcome return of the 14-time major winner who will be competing in his eighth Ryder Cup (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012). No doubt a big spectator drawcard.
- Bryson DeChambeau (24 years) – the fresh faced ‘Mad Scientist’ as he’s known, coming in with no majors and no previous Ryder Cup experience, he does have some serious talent to show.
Current Betting odds to lift the Cup: 11/20
- Paul Casey, England (41 years) – No majors but three Ryder Cup appearances. A good match player looking to prove himself.
- Tommy Fleetwood, England (27 years) – No majors or Ryder Cup experience but won last year’s European Tour’s order of merit and is on form.
- Sergio Garcia, Spain (38 years) – One major, eight Ryder Cup appearances. Brings a wealth of experience to the team.
- Tyrrell Hatton, England (26 years) – No majors or Ryder Cup experience. Has finished in the top 10 in the US Open and has the desire to win.
- Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland (29 years) – Has won four majors and competed in four Ryder Cups. While not coming off a great year, he’s still a great choice.
- Francesco Molinari, Italy (35 years) – Has won one major and competed in two Ryder Cups. While not a stellar Ryder Cup player previously, he’s had a great summer season.
- Alex Noren, Sweden (36 years) – No majors or Ryder Cup appearances. He has won at this venue previously and has a great work ethic.
- Thorbjorn Olesen, Norway (28 years) – No majors or Ryder Cup appearances. He comes in highly rated and is a popular individual.
- Ian Poulter, England (42 years) – No majors but has appeared in five Ryder Cups, even earning the title ‘Mr Ryder Cup’.
- Jon Rahm, Spain (24 years) – No majors or Ryder Cup appearances. Has already reached World No.2 in just two years as a pro.
- Justin Rose, England (38 years) – Has won one major and appeared in four Ryder Cups. An Olympic gold medallist and stellar player.
- Henrik Stenson, Sweden (42 years) – Has won one major and appeared in four Ryder Cups. Getting over an elbow injury but still a quality choice.
Current Betting odds to lift the Cup: 14/10
Outright Betting odds are:
USA to win outright: 8/10
Europe to win outright: 14/10
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