Team USA are odds-on favourites to defend the Ryder Cup in France.
Team Europe have had the better of the biennial match in recent years with 8 wins from the last 11 meetings, but it is America who have the trophy in hand as they meet up at Le Golf National after winning last time in Minnesota in 2016.
Jim Furyk’s side boast six of the world’s top ten, ahead of four in Europe – but that does mean we will see all the world’s top-ten in the Ryder Cup for the first time ever.
And of Furyk’s 12-man squad, nine of them are major winners, compared to five winners that Thomas Bjorn can call upon. Indeed, all four Majors are held by players on show here in the shape of Brooks Koepka (US Open & PGA), Patrick Reed (Masters) and Francesco Molinari (The Open).
As it stands Bookmakers think that USA will be winning for the first time in Europe since 1993 – when they took victory at The Belfry, as they are priced at 4/5 for the win, compare to 5/4 for the home team.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “The Bookmakers are reporting a lot of money coming in late on Team Europe, which is no surprise.
“But Team USA will go in as favourites, they have a hugely powerful looking team – the Bookies are not taking on the Americans, and that is why they are odds-on here.
“So, if you do think Europe are going to win back the trophy, then certainly get your money on before hand – a good start and those odds could change quickly.”
Selected Ryder Cup odds:
4-5 USA, 5-4 Europe, 12-1 Draw
To lift the trophy
4-6 USA, 5-4 Europe
Top European scorer
5-1 Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, 7-1 Jon Rahm, 8-1 Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, 10-1 Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter 12-1 Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, 14-1 Alex Noren, 25-1 Tyrrell Hatton, Thorbjorn Olesen
Top USA scorer
5-1 Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, 7-1 Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, 8-1 Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods, 10-1 Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, 16-1 Phil Mickelson, 20-1 Bubba Watson, 25-1 Tony Finau, Webb Simpson
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