Ryder Cup Odds
MEDINAH, IL (TheSpread) – The 2012 Ryder Cup takes place this week featured the best golfers in American and Europe. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
The Ryder Cup is a three day team event that begins on Friday. The first two days of the event feature 4 foursomes matches and 4 fourball matches. Sunday features 12 singles matches. Each match is worth one point. If a match is halved, each team gets ½ a point. The U.S. must get 14.5 points to win the Ryder Cup while Europe needs just 14 points to retain the championship. This year’s event is being held from Medinah Country Club in Illinois.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the United States is the slight favorite to win the Ryder Cup, as they have odds of -140 to win. Europe has a money line of +120 to prevail.
The American team is captained by Davis Love III. The team consists of Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, and Dustin Johnson.
The European team is captained by Jose Maria Olazabal. The team consists of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Paul Lawrie, Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Peter Hanson, Martin Kaymer, Nicolas Colsaerts, and Ian Poulter.
In looking back at history, Europe has won four of the last five Ryder Cups. The last U.S. win came in 2008, on American soil.
The 2012 Ryder Cup begins on Friday, September 28 and concludes Sunday, September 30 from Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. For complete odds to win the 2012 Ryder Cup, see below.
2012 Ryder Cup Odds to Win - Who Will Win The Ryder Cup?
United States -140
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