Odds to Win the 2018 Ryder Cup

Odds to Win the 2018 Ryder Cup

When it involves pure strength and competition in specialist golf, absolutely nothing contrasts to the Ryder Cup.

The 2018 edition of the renowned tournament shifts back to Europe when it will be played at the Albatros Course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Île-de-France, France from September 28-30. According to the odds, the Americans are favored to go win the hardware for the second tournament in a row.

THOMAS BJORN AND JIM FURYK WILL CAPTAIN THE RYDER CUP FOR EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES.

At Bovada, the United States are -165 favorites, with Europe coming back as +125 underdogs. The U.S.A. is coming off a huge win at Hazeltine in 2016, when they easily beat their European counterparts by a score of 17-11 to end an eight-year drought.

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. Competition begins on Friday, with four foursome (alternate shot) matches and four four-ball (better ball) matches. Saturday features four foursome groups and four four-ball groups. The format shifts on Sunday, with 12 singles matches on tap. There are a total of 28 points available, and 14.5 points are required to win the Cup. For the defending champion United States, 14 points are needed to win.

BJORN, FURYK SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AS CAPTAINS

Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk will captain the European and American squads, respectively. Robert Karlsson, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood will serve as alternate captains for Europe, while Davis Love III, Steve Stricker, David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar are listed as the alternate captains for Team U.S.A.

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CAN THE AMERICANS GO BACK TO BACK?

Representing the red, white and blue are Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson. Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were chosen as captain’s picks after the conclusion of the Dell Technologies Championship on September 3, and a final one will be named after the BMW Championship on September 9.

As of September 10, the European squad consisted of Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose. Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter were named as two of the three captain’s picks, with one man yet to be named. We’ll update this article accordingly when that happens.

2018 RYDER CUP ODDS

Team Odds

Team U.S.A. -165
Team Europe +125

Odds as of September 10 at Bovada

Original source: https://www.oddsshark.com/golf/odds-win-ryder-cup

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