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2023 Ryder Cup Betting Tips and Predictions
The Ryder Cup is a team event played every two years, between the United States and Europe, with 28 rounds of golf played across various formats of the game, with individual matchplay, foursomes and fourballs played across three days between Friday and Sunday. The event brings passion from both players and fans, as they roar their side on to victory. The 2023 Ryder Cup will be played at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy where United States will be defending the trophy. To win the trophy back, Europe will be looking for the golden points total of 14.5. If the event is a tie, United States retain the title
Ryder Cup 2023 Betting Odds
The Ryder Cup betting as it stands, has the following odds
United States are favourites at around 4/7,
Europe 2/1 to take the win.
The draw is 12/1, however if the result is a draw, United States would retain the title, as the holders need to be clearly beaten for the Europeans to take the Ryder Cup back.
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The 2021 Ryder Cup has ended with United States taking the title, with an emphatic victory and so after the fallout of the result, we head into the next two year cycle, with the 2023 Ryder Cup to come at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Italy.
Keep an eye on this page for all the latest Ryder Cup Offers, Ryder Cup Betting Specials and more, as we get closer to the event. Any new and exciting Ryder Cup Betting Promotions will be shown here, once they are live.
What are Popular Ryder Cup Betting Markets
Who Will Lift the Trophy
The most popular Ryder Cup Betting Odds, are usually for the “Who Will Lift The Trophy” market. The current holders, Europe, have to be beaten outright by the United States, with the U.S. team needing to score 14.5 points or more to take the trophy back across the Atlantic. This bet arguably gives backers of the holders a little more of an advantage with this in mind, as a drawn score of 14-14 would see Europe lift it once more.
The correct score bet, works similarly to Football, with bettors looking to predict the final outcome of the match. Unlike Football, there are a guaranteed 28 points of offer and no matter how the scores shape up, the overall amount will total 28 points. This type of bet usually offers larger odds and it is usually good practice to put several correct score bets together, to maximise your chances. So if a player believes that United States will win, but it will be close, then a 14.5-13.5 bet would make sense, however such is the nature of Golf and it’s fine margins, players could add a 15 -13 and 15.5 -12.5 bet alongside, to maximise their chances still further.
There are two events per day on Friday and Saturday, while each player plays on the final day. Technically a player can play in five games over the course of the Ryder Cup and with Team Captains looking to maximise their chances, they will rely heavily on several key players, so it is a good rule of thumb to look at the main stars of each team, when looking at the Top Scoring player markets, or a player who has a very strong Ryder Cup record, like Europe’s Ian Poulter who has only lost four games in eighteen matches at the event and will have a strong chance of picking up points and victories.
Singles, Four-Balls, Foursomes
As mentioned previously, there are 28 individual matches during the Ryder Cup, with each match-up able to be bet on. The first two days feature Four-ball and Foursomes, with the Sunday hosting 12 head to heads or “singles”.
It’s worth noting that Foursomes is unlike any of the other variants played at the Ryder Cup, as each pairing share the one ball and take alternative shots, while in Four-Ball, the same pairings play, but each has their own ball, with the lowest score of winning the hole for their team.
This is useful to know when looking at markets, as the individual game of a player can have a huge bearing on the result of Four-Balls, in the same way it would in single match-ups. Odds tend to be shorter in these individual matches and these can be added to other match selections to make accumulator bets, to boost odds and potential winnings.
2021 Ryder Cup Review
The opening day’s play started off well for Team Europe, as what were to be the only real performers of the side, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia earned the opening point, however that was to be short lived, with Team USA biting back with three successive wins, to go into the second session of day one, with a 3-1 lead. The day only got worse for Padraig Harrington’s team, as they lost two and drew two of the final four games of the day, as Steve Stricker’s team went to bed on a 6-2 lead
After such a poor start, it was always going to be difficult to Team Europe and it wasn’t until the eighth match, after Rahm/Garcia won on the opening day, that the Europeans scored a full point, with, you guessed it, Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia winning that match. Alas history repeated itself once more, as the United States stormed to victory in the other three games, to end the session leading 9-3
The second set of day two matches at least saw some support for the Spanish pairing, who won once again, with Shane Lowry and Tyrell Hatton picking up a victory, but with the United States equaling the Afternoon session to a 2-2 scoreline, it meant that with an 11-5 lead going into the final day, Stever Strickers American team needed just 3.5 points to win the Ryder Cup.
So, on the final day, there was a brief glimmer of fight from Team Europe, as Rory McIlroy won the first point of the day, but it was only a respite to the inevitable, as Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson De Chambeau all won the next three matches, before Collin Morikawa’s half against Viktor Hovland eased Team USA over the finishing line to win the Ryder Cup and keep it on American shores for the next two years.
The remainder of the day’s play was arguably moot, as Team Europe players’ heads dropped, with the hosts pushing on to inflict more damage and reach the record breaking victory.
As mentioned, the only glimmer of light for Team Europe, was Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, who combined to win all three matches when paired off, with Rahm undefeated. Clearly fresh faces are needed for the Europeans, with Padraig Harrington’s gamble on older and experienced players backfiring somewhat. It made sense prior to the event, with restrictions on travel, meaning Team Europe faced diificulties all around, with no partners or family able to attend, less backroom staff than normal and less support in the crowds.
However this cannot diminish the United States superb display. with Steve Stricker clearly making every correct call and making sure his charges were fully focused and together, something that has not always been the case over the years.
Star men for the United States, were Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay, who both remained unbeaten in four games, both picking up 3.5 points along the way, while Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau also looked strong, however it was Dustin Johnson who stole the show, as the World Number 2 golfer in the world, won all five matches.
Team United States deserved their victory, as emphatic as it was and it will take a huge rebulild of the European side to wrestle the famous trophy back off their rivals.
How is the Ryder Cup Structured?
The Ryder Cup is played over three days, with variations on the match-play system, where a player or team will win the hole by scoring the lowest strokes on each hole and scoring 1 point. If both parties finish the hole on equal amounts, then it is “halved” and thus each players earns half a point
On Friday and Saturday, Foursomes and Four-Balls are played, with twelve individual head to head contests or singles played on Sunday.
A Foursome see’s two pairs of players battle it out over the 18 holes, with each players of the team taking an alternative shot. This way of playing makes teammates consider their shot and how it will affect their team-mates, if it goes wrong. A big hitting player may not necessarily tear the screws of his club with a thunderous strike, if it will put his teammate at risk of having a difficult next shot, so composure and lengthy discussion prior to a shot, tend to feature quite heavily.
A Four-Ball once agains see’s two pairs of players battle it out, but each individual player in essence plays his own game, with his own ball. The best score of each pair, counts towards the hole. This is an exciting variant of match-play, with players able to go for risk and reward shots more often, usually resulting in some breathtaking play and resulting in some close finishes.
Ryder Cup Singles are the easiest matches to follow, with a straight one on one taking place on Sunday. Nerves of steel and a steady hand are required to win a point in these events, with even the best of players wilting under the pressure.
All matches are played to win a single point, with a tied game seeing a share of the spoils, with half a point apiece awarded. There are no play-offs or extra holes when there is a tie.
Whistling Straits Golf Course
Whistling Straits hosts the Ryder Cup for the first time in its history, with this being the fifth major golfing event hosted overall, having previously had the PGA Championship here on three occasions and a US Senior Open too.
The course was built as recently as 1998 and designed by renowned course builders, Pete and Alice Dye. It has two 18 hole courses, the Straits and the Irish course, with the Ryder Cup being played on the Straits course, which is a par 72 links style course, played to around 7,790 yards in total.
It sits next to the mighty Lake Michigan and has eight of its holes hugging the waterside. Like a links course it features large rolling greens and deep pot bunkers, whilst a flock of Scottish Sheep roam the grounds, adding to the authentic links experience.
The course was originally an airfield, before being bought by an electric company, but failed planning permissions saw it sold to the Kohler Company in the early 1990’s, on which the course was then built.
The Ryder Cup History
The Ryder Cup was first played in 1927, between the United States and Great Britain, with the trophy donated by businessman Samuel Ryder. The United States won the first five titles and on resumption after World War 2 and the ongoing domination of the Americans, the “Great Britain & Ireland team was extended to include European players also. The Ryder Cup is one of the great exceptions of modern professional sport, as no prize money is available in the tournament, with the prestige of the event, enough for any professional golfer to aim for, and it is generally seen as one of the pinnacles of a career to play in this event
There have been some famous Ryder Cup’s over the years, with the fiery “War Of The Shore” at Kiawah Island in 1991, which saw tensions between the teams and especially Seve Ballestero and Paul Azinger heighten, as United States wo 14.5 – 13.5
Eight years later in 1999, the “Battle Of Brookline” was seen as the turning point for the Ryder Cup, as boisterous galleries caused no end of issues between the sides, which wasn’t helped by players, wives and fans ran onto the green, when Justin Leonard holed a 45 ft putt, even with Jose Maria Olazabal still to play. The player conduct and alleged abuse of European players, lead to both sides pushing for change and to de-escalate the event going forward.
The “Miracle At Medinah” in 2021, is arguably the greatest comeback in the sport, with Europe coming back from 10-4 down to win 14.5 to 13.5, with Ian Poulter’s five birdies in the last five holes in the final game of the second day, seemingly inspiring them to fight it out on the Sunday. Martin Kaymer guaranteed the retention of the famous old trophy, with Poulter’s record of 4-0 in the event the key to victory.
Ryder Cup Betting Tips FAQ
FAQ Section with the following questions;
- Who are the best bookies for the Ryder Cup?
- For the Ryder Cup, Sky Bet will be the top place to go for Ryder Cup betting, with the event exclusively live on SkySports. Other big companies such as Paddy Power and Betfair will feature excellent betting coverage of the event and a fair amount of special offers and promotions nearer the time.
- How can I watch the Ryder Cup in the UK?
- The Ryder Cup is live in the UK on Sky Sports Golf, while the BBC will provide radio coverage of the event.
- Who is favourite for the Ryder Cup
- The United States are favourites to win the Ryder Cup back and are odds on to do so, especially on home soil and with the team they are likely to put out for the event
- Where is the 2021 Ryder Cup held?
- The Ryder Cup is being hosted at Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, United States on the 24th September to the 26th September