A Closer Look At The Ryder Cup Winning Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on September 26, 2016 in

The PGA Tour may be done for the season, but that doesn’t mean that meaningful golf is over for the year. This weekend see’s the Ryder Cup swing into action, with the best players from Europe going head to head with the best that the US had to offer. The Ryder Cup takes place every 2 years, and the locations alternates between the US and Europe each time. It will be the US that host the 2016 version of the Ryder Cup, with all the action taking place at the Hazeltine Course in Minnesota, starting on Friday September 30, and running until Sunday, October 2nd. Let’s take a closer look at the event and their current online betting picks.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Ryder Cup Winning Predictions



Which Ryder Cup Team Has the Betting Edge?

The Europeans have dominated proceedings for quite some time now, having won 3 in a row, and 8 of the last 10 Ryder Cups. There is a sense that the pendulum may swing in the other direction this time around for a couple of different reasons. The Americans have the advantage of playing at home, and of having a crowd that is going to be very much on their side. They also have a huge edge in experience, both in overall tournaments won, and appearances at the Ryder Cup. This event has a different level of pressure than most PGA tournaments, and that experience can come in very handy.

How Ryder Cup Play Breaks Down

Friday and Saturday will see the foursomes and the four ball action take place, and with the best shot system being used here, we can pretty much expect things to be close by the time we roll into the final day. That is when we get the 12 singles matches, which is where things tend to swing in the favor of one team or another. I think that the US will head into the final day of play with a slight edge over Europe, with a couple of points being the likely margin of lead. That is something that can turn very quickly, though, and the pairings that come later in the day can really start to feel the pressure. This is where experience is likely to win the day.

How to Play The Ryder Cup

The good news for bettors who love to have a little flutter on golf is that the Ryder Cup offers some very unique betting opportunities. Of course, you can simply bet on which of the two teams will win outright. That means choosing between the experiences of the US team this time around versus the winning trend that Europe have developed over the past 10 tournaments.

You will also be able to bet on all the match-ups that take place this coming weekend, with those games coming thick and fast. One of the more fun betting options is trying to decide the total points of the winning team, or what the winning margin will be. The Ryder Cup is scored on a point’s basis, and the margin of victory could come down to as little as a half point. That’s some exciting stuff right there.