The 2018 Ryder Cup is set to be a fantastic renewal of the team competition between the USA and Europe as on paper the two sides look fairly balanced and that is reflected in the betting as the bookmakers are struggling to separate them.
If you are looking to have a punt on the event at Le Golf National in Paris, France, here are the three best bets, which can hopefully help you make a profit from the tournament.
The defending champions are -110 in the golf betting to win the Ryder Cup for the second consecutive tournament and they should be backed to do just that. Jim Furyk has a very experienced team who will be able to handle being the visitors with the crowd against them in Paris. Europe, on the other hand, have five rookies who have qualified into the event which may play against them when the pressure is on at the weekend. Three of the four Major Championships were won by Americans in 2018, which is a strong indication that they probably have the advantage and can retain their crown later this month.
2. Brooks Koepka to be Top USA Points ScorerAmerican Brooks Koepka has proved to be the man for the big events. The 28-year-old is now a three-time Major winner after claiming the US Open and US PGA Championship in 2018. Despite so much success in the big events, Koepka has only won one other PGA Tour tournament. The American should thrive in the Ryder Cup format and given his form this year, Furyk is sure to use him as often as he can in the four-balls and foursomes which means he should be backed to be the top USA points scorer. Koepka played in the 2016 winning team, therefore he has experience of the event; he was also a member of the European Tour in the early stages of his career and will be familiar with the course.
3. Francesco Molinari to be Top European Points Scorer
There is no doubt that Francesco Molinari has been one of the in-form players in world golf in 2018. The Italian won the Open Championship at Carnoustie earlier in the summer where he broke his maiden in the Major Championships. Molinari shot bogey-free rounds on the Saturday and Sunday in Scotland to beat the field by two shots. The world number six also claimed the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth earlier in the campaign, while he was sixth recently in the US PGA Championship, which was won by Koepka at Bellerive Country Club. This will be Molinari’s third appearance in the Ryder Cup, therefore not only will Thomas Bjorn be looking at him to help the rookies through the tournament, he is sure to be in the majority of the matches across all three days so back him to be the top European points scorer at Le Golf National.
Enjoy the great team competition in sport and good luck with your bets.