While the Ryder Cup is the team golf event that gets pretty much all the attention, the PGA Tour Presidents Cup Betting action is starting to gain some ground. Played every second year, this tournament features golfers from the US against players from the rest of the world. It should be noted here that the international team does not feature any players from Europe, and 2017 will see the 12th version of the President’s Cup played at the Liberty National course in New Jersey.The -500 favorite US team will be looking for their seventh straight win in this event and given their line-up, it seems tough to bet against them. They will have no less than 3 of this year’s major winners taking part, which instantly makes them the favorites once again. There are several different ways you can play this event here, so let’s take a look at a few to see if we can pick out some winners.
PGA Tour Presidents Cup Betting Expert Prediction
- Location: New Jersey
- Established: 1994
- Course(s): Liberty National Golf Club
- Tour(s): PGA Tour
- Format: Match play
Betting the PGA Tour Presidents Cup Straight UpGiven the history of this tournament, the -400 odds for the US to win seems like a very good value. The United States team is 9-1-1 in the previous 11 President’s Cup events, with the last International team win coming way back in 1998. It has seven straight wins for the US, although they did get a bit of a scare in 2015 when they only managed to win by a single point.I would suggest that this team is a good deal stronger than that last one, which is why I think they win the 2017 version a good deal more comfortably.
PGA Tour Presidents Cup Overall Points ScoreThis is a tough bet indeed, but it’s one that pays out very well if you can get it right, so well worth a flutter. The US won 15 ½ to 14 ½ in 2015, but their 5 previous wins saw them land a score of between 18 ½ and 19 ½ points. That seems to be the most common total for the winner, and it’s in there that I would be looking at placing a wager. I’m taking the US to win 18 ½ to 11 ½ for a payout of +1500.Yes, it’s a risky bet, but even if you make this your smaller wager among the bets, you can still turn a very nice profit on this tournament.
PGA Tour Presidents Cup Top USA ScorerThere are a lot of very good options to choose from in the US team, and when you consider the season that Jordan Spieth (+380) has put together, he would appear to be a very good bet. I am going with a different player, though, as I am all about going with the hot hand in golf. This leads me to Justin Thomas, the player who just won a cool $10 million as the FedEx Cup champion. It’s not just that victory that makes me inclined to wager on Thomas, but rather the way he has been playing through the final few months of the season. At +580. Justin Thomas is excellent value.
Justin Thomas Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament: Tied 22 in 2017
- U.S. Open: Tied 9 in 2017
- The Open Championship: Tied 53 in 2016
- PGA Championship: Won in 2017
PGA Tour Presidents Cup Top International ScorerIn my humble opinion, I think things are a little clearer on the international team side of things, as there are probably 3 or 4 players who have a legitimate shot at being the top scorer on this team. Jason Day (+380) is the favorite, and Adam Scott (+500) seems like another good bet, but I am going with a player who falls in between those two in terms of odds.My money is going to be on Hideki Matsuyama (+400). He has been consistently good on the tour all season long, and I think he will be the main threat to the US on the international team.
Hideki Matsuyama Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament: 5 in 2015
- U.S. Open: Tied 2 in 2017
- The Open Championship: Tied 6 in 2013
- PGA Championship: Tied 4 in 2016
- 2017 – Liberty National Golf Club. Jersey City, New Jersey. Winning Team: USA
- 2015 – Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea. Incheon, South Korea. Winning Team: USA
- 2013 – Muirfield Village. Dublin, Ohio. Winning Team: USA
- 2011 – Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Melbourne, Australia. Winning Team: USA
- 2009 – Harding Park Golf Club. San Francisco, California. Winning Team: USA
- 2007 – Royal Montreal Golf Club. Montreal, Canada. Winning Team: USA
- 2005 – Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Gainesville, Virginia. Winning Team: USA
- 2003 – Francourt Hotel and Country Club. George, Western Cape, South Africa. Winning Team: Tied
- 2000 – Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Gainesville, Virginia. Winning Team: USA
- 1998 – Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Melbourne, Australia. Winning Team: International
- 1996 – Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Gainesville, Virginia. Winning Team: USA
- 1994 – Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Gainesville, Virginia. Winning Team: USA