Golf Betting Tips – Ryder Cup
Free golf betting tips for the Ryder Cup. The biennial golf competition is one of the best events in the sporting firmament and it will no doubt be another interesting battle between the holders Europe and the underperforming Americans.
Staged at Hazeltine in Minnesota, the 7628-yard golf course will be set up by the USA captain Davis Love to try to favour his team, which means it will be long, little rough and the greens running fast. Though with the Europeans playing so much golf on the USA tour and over the last couple of decades the European Tour events quality rising, the layout bias is now quiet marginalised on the other side of the pond. So in the end, I think it will come down to the quality of the players and which team can handle the expectations and the pressure.
The USA are desperate to win. They have not won since 2008 and have been regularly smashed to pieces most years. It would almost be good for the game if they won as it’s been one-sided for far too long though I, of course, hope they don’t! There is only so far charity goes. The USA have a strong side with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler spearheading their side, but also have some out of form golfers such as Zach Johnson, Michelson and Jimmy Walker.
The Europeans are similar in that they have Rory, Rose and Willett in decent nick, but again have some form doubts about many of our players, with the likes of Wood, Sullivan and Stenson struggling with either form or injury. It’s going to be interesting to see how many times Darren Clarke gives those last three players an outing over the three days.
But also think that the European team have a lot of rookies this year in a team that is much changed, and I think this is the main reason the USA will finally deliver this year. It may be a comfortable victory if the rookies don’t perform. They have a very good captain in Love who did nothing wrong at Medinah, just the gods were not with him, as the memory of Sevé Ballesteros motivated our team to a last gasp victory. I wonder if the much loved and missed Arnold Palmer who died a few days ago will have the same affect for the Americans?
At around the 8/13 mark, I’m not going to tip the USA for victory as I still think there are concerns about them delivering after so many barren years, but it’s seems to me the most likely outcome. Hopefully I can land a few more golf tips after supporting Ryan Moore for the last pick for the USA team at 8/1 last week.
Ryder Cup golf betting tips
Top European Rookie tip – Danny Willett 10/3 Stan James
A hopeful tip is for The Masters Champion to land the odds as our top rookie. When I look at our rookies, Willett is the only one that looks like he could play all the matches. After an inconsistent patch following his win in the Masters, he has played some very solid golf lately and being a Major Champion could inspire him to become one of the leaders in this team. I can’t see Wood, Sullivan, Fitzpatrick playing all the matches, and Cabrera Bello is out of form. Pieters is a player who could be the dark horse and give our tip the most to do.
Top American Rookie tip – Brooks Koepka 4/5 SkyBet
Well, this market is a two horse race with only Ryan Moore to beat. Moore will get his fair share of birdies but I expect him to play only the one session each day, whilst I can see Koepka playing all five matches. The course suits players with length and it’s the type that I think will suit Koepka’s eye. He’s battled hard to make the team and played many practice rounds here, whilst Moore did not join Love and his team mates for any of the practice rounds, so it all points towards a confident tip for Koepka.
Top Combined Point Scorer tip – Patrick Reed 14/1 E/W BetFred
Reed has played decent golf this summer. He’s one of the players in the USA squad that really understands the Ryder Cup and is not held back by the pressures it brings. He was one of the few good things that came out of the last Ryder Cup at GlenEagles and will be trying his hardest on every golf ball struck this week. He should maintain his partnership with Spieth and I tip he could match his exploits of that year and record 3.5 points or more this year.
After saying all that, come on Europe!