The winner, the best rookie, the top points scorers.. What are you betting on for this week’s Ryder Cup?
The Ryder Cup begins on Friday in Rome and there are plenty of markets to win money on if you’re betting on the competition.
From who the overall winner will be, to the leading points scorers and best rookie, there is plenty to take a punt on at the Ryder Cup.
Every two years, Europe takes on the United States in this match play format, with a total of 28 matches determining the winner over the three day competition.
There will be eight foursomes matches, eight fourballs across the opening two days of the event, before 12 singles matches on the final day.
The European team will be looking to avenge their record defeat from two years previously, while the USA are aiming to win on European soil for the first time in three decades.
So the winner is one of the main markets this week, but what else could you put your money on?
Below, we take a look at some of the more obvious markets, ones that can make watching this week’s Ryder Cup even more exciting.
What are the best markets for betting at the Ryder Cup?
Who will win the Ryder Cup?
This the most obvious market for this week’s Ryder Cup, but will it be the Europeans or the Americans that take the win?
With William Hill, the US are the slight favourites at 21/20. Luke Donald‘s European team are currently 5/4, but these odds continue to change ever so slightly as we get closer to the start of the tournament.
The draw is currently 12/1. We saw it happen in the Solheim Cup on Sunday, could we see it again this week?
What will be the exact score?
Following the result, what will be the score come Sunday evening?
Also at 12/1, along with the draw are three scorelines. USA 16-12, Europe 15-13 and Europe 15.5-12.5 are currently at the same odds.
For each scoreline, the American way sees the odds shorter, with them being the slight favourites overall.
Who will be the top European points scorer?
Six of the European team are in single figures odds, and unsurprisingly, the top three are the big three European names.
Viktor Hovland, who won both the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in August, is the third favourite for the Europeans, at 11/2.
Justin Rose and Ludvig Aberg, two players are differing ends of their Ryder Cup careers, are both at 12/1.
Despite being an automatic qualifier, Robert MacIntyre has the longest odds, at 33/1
Who will score the most points for Team USA?
Even though they are favourites to lift the trophy, only six Americans come in at single figures odds for the Ryder Cup.
Despite winning the Open Championship earlier this season, Brian Harman comes in at 25/1, the longest odds for the American team.
Which rookie will have the best week?
Eight rookies will tee it up at Marco Simone, but which one of those will score the most points on debut?
Which player will show they deserved a captain’s pick?
Half of those playing in Rome this week were captain’s picks, and it might be no surprise that a major champion is the favourite to win the wildcard category.
After winning the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka almost made it into the top six qualifiers for the US team. He is 5/1 to be the best captain’s pick in Rome.
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