Ryder Cup Betting Tips

Ryder Cup Betting Tips

Ryder Cup Betting Tips

Bet UK previews the Ryder Cup as Europe take on the US.

Ryder Cup Betting Tips

Top Overall Points Scorer - Brooks Koepka: 16/1 Top European Points Scorer - Viktor Hovland: 13/2

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Ryder Cup Course

The Straits Course, Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin, Par 71, 7,390 yards Designed by Pete and Alice Dye and opened in 1998, the Straits is one of two courses at the Whistling Straits complex. The other is called the Irish. The Straits is a links-style course meandering over open, rugged and windswept terrain. It hosted the 2007 Senior US Open, and the 2004, 2010 and 2015 editions of the USPGA Championship won by Vijay Singh, Martin Kaymer and Jason Day, respectively. Players on both sides should like the course, which should provide excellent drama. Given the length, the US team may have the edge, with the likes of Johnson, Dechambeau, and Koepka having all performed well here at various times. Dechambeau, albeit as an amateur.

The windy conditions might help the Europeans, but overall there won't be much in it based on the venue, other than to provide a dramatic and spectacular backdrop to the event.

**Last Ten Winners: **

2018 Europe ((17 ½ - 10 ½) 2016 United States (17 - 11) 2014 Europe (16 ½ - 11 ½) 2012 Europe (14 ½ - 13 ½) 2010 Europe (14 ½ - 13 ½) 2008 United States (16 ½ - 11 ½) 2006 Europe (18 ½ - 9 ½) 2004 Europe (18 ½ - 9 ½) 2002 Europe (15 ½ - 12 ½) 1999 United States (14 ½ - 13 ½)

Ryder Cup Format

Two teams of 12 play out 28 matches over three days, with 14½ points the total required to take the trophy.

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of fourball, and one four-match session of foursomes before the two teams do battle on Sunday with 12 singles matches to decide the outcome.

In the fourballs, each member of a two-man team plays his own ball, so four balls are in play on every hole. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.

In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole, with the players taking turns until each hole is complete. Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes. The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

Rob's Tips for the Ryder Cup

Headline Tip

Top Overall Points Scorer - Brooks Koepka: 16/1

Top Overall Points Scorer - Brooks Koepka: 16/1

Brooks Koepka has been displaying some excellent form recently, and the man who finished 5th at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits looks excellent value to be the top points scorer this week. Koepka is an integral part of the US team and has a matchplay record with more wins than losses which is unusual on the US team. Despite an average season overall, he has peaked in the Majors and other big events, and with the pressure off this week at a venue he loves, I see Brooks going low, and most importantly, playing a lot of golf. In 2016 at Hazeltine he played four times, winning three and losing only with Dustin Johnson. There is a strong chance in the absence of former partner Snedeker that he could go out with rookie Cantlay or once again with Johnson. Both of those look excellent partners with Cantlay winning the Fedex, and Dustin having two top 5s here in two starts. Koepka is bigger than both those players in this market, and that seems wrong. I, therefore, suggest backing him with 4 Points Win at 16/1.

Ryder Cup: Rob's Secondary Tip

Top European Points Scorer - Viktor Hovland: 13/2

Viktor Hovland will this week make history as the first Norwegian to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup, and the rookie looks primed to be one of the event's main players for years to come. Hovland will be more familiar than most with the challenge that awaits, however, having played on the PGA Tour for the last three seasons. Hovland also has a game well suited to this course, and these formats with an aggressive style and laser-like iron game that sees him almost certain to play in both foursomes matches, as well as at least one outing in the fourballs, that will likely turn to two if it goes well. He will probably partner an experienced player like Westwood or Poulter / Garcia, which will see them go off as one of Europe's premier pairings. That would be an exciting partnership, and I can see it representing a great scoring chance for Europe in the pairs events. Hovland is fearless, and rookies have top-scored for Europe in the US twice in the last five outings. I am excited to be able to back him with 4 Points Win at 13/2.

2021 P&L

Following a rolling profit of 300 points for the 2019 & 2020 seasons, I am looking for a great 2021, and have some fantastic bets lined up for events throughout the year on both the PGA and European Tours. Each week I will pick between 2 to 4 selections at each event, and suggest a suitable staking plan.

Event P/L
European Tour +105 Points
PGA Tour -83 Points
Total P/L +22 Points

*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting correct at the time of writing.