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United States still odds-on for Ryder Cup glory but Europe shorten after sustained support

Leigh Copson 25 Sep 2018
Ryder Cup team captains Thomas Bjorn & Jim Furyk (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

The United States remain odds-on to remove “a thorn from their side” this week when they go head-to-head with Europe in the Ryder Cup, but the bookmakers are starting to see plenty of bets for the hosts to pull off an upset.

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The Americans regained the Ryder Cup with a comfortable 17-11 victory over Europe two years ago, but Jim Furyk’s group go into the 2018 edition knowing that if they are to successfully defend the trophy they will have to do something no other US team has managed since 1993, and that is win on European soil.

“We're reminded of it quite often,” he told reporters. “I started to be reminded about the moment I took this opportunity as captain.

“So is it extra motivation? I'm not sure you really need extra motivation in a Ryder Cup. I think the idea that you grab the 12 best players from the US and you're going to play against the best 12 players from Europe, guys are excited and anxious.

“Obviously I think there's a thorn in their side that that's been the case, and it's been since 1993. There's some veteran players that have played on a number of these teams that have never won on foreign soil, and that's a part that's missing in their careers. They are anxious to get started.

“It's not anything I need to mention in the team room. There's not like a big ‘25’ sitting in there anywhere. They are well aware of it, and they are well aware of how difficult it is to win in Europe, and you know, that's the battle we fight this week.

“It's a strong team. [European Ryder Cup captain] Thomas [Bjorn] mentioned it – this is probably the strongest American team we've ever had and I would venture to guess it's maybe the strongest Team Europe has ever fielded as well. It's a very deep team and they play well together. It will be a tough week for us but we're looking forward to that challenge.”

The bookmakers widely expect the Americans to successfully negotiate the challenge and end their drought on European soil, with Coral making them 4/5 favourites to win the Ryder Cup, but the bookie is reporting its first sustained gamble on the Europeans, which has caused the hosts’ odds to come into 5/4 from 11/8.

“The first sustained support behind Europe has now arrived as many punters believe the hosts can win back the trophy at Le Golf National,” Coral’s John Hill told Bettingpro.com.

If Europe are to spring an upset then the bookmakers expect Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy to lead the charge, with the two men currently 5/1 joint favourites to be the Top European Points Scorer.

At 5/1, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson are expected to lead the way for the Americans, with Tiger Woods now an 8/1 shot to the Top United States Points Scorer after he ended a five-year title drought with his Tour Championship victory this past weekend.

Latest Coral Odds


Ryder Cup Winner: 4/5 USA, 5/4 Europe, 12/1 Draw

Top European points scorer: 5/1 Justin Rose, 5/1 Rory McIlroy, 7/1 Jon Rahm, 8/1 Francesco Molinari, 8/1 Tommy Fleetwood, 10/1 bar

Top United States points scorer: 5/1 Brooks Koepka, 5/1 Dustin Johnson, 7/1 Jordan Spieth, 7/1 Justin Thomas, 8/1 Patrick Reed, 8/1 Tiger Woods, 10/1 bar


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United States still odds-on for Ryder Cup glory but Europe shorten after sustained support

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