Thursday September 25,2014 : McIlroy and Europe are Top Bets for Ryder Cup
Golf fans around the world will get an opportunity to bet in a way that doesn’t come around often. As the annual Ryder Cup approaches, PGA betting connoisseurs and golf fans in general are gearing up to wager on either Team USA or Team Europe for the Ryder Cup set to unfold Thursday.
The Europeans are the slight favorites to win the event according to the European Tour odds available for the late September showdown. Rory McIlroy will lead their charge. The sportsbook lists McIlroy as the 7/2 favorite to lead Europe. He is 7/1 to be the top point scorer in the tournament. It’s no surprise considering the 25-year-old won both the PGA Championship and Open Championship while finishing in the top 10 in 12 events just this season.
Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, in contrast, are anticipated to be the most successful Americans. Mickelson and Fowler are 6/1 to be the top American in the Ryder Cup. They are 12/1 to lead in overall points.
Golf experts have granted Europe the -155 advantage of winning the Ryder Cup. Europe has a far more experienced roster. When it comes to who has the most career victories, Europe dominates with 174. The Americans have 97.
With peak golf season winding to an end, betting on the Ryder Cup is one of the last thrills that golf fans will get a chance to experience before winter.
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