Ryder Cup - Top American Odds
With the 2010 Ryder Cup set to tee off this weekend, which American golfer will step up to lead the U.S. in the defense of their title.
For this bet, each time an individual golfer plays he has an opportunity to win a point in each match. In team matches, the winning players from each team are considered to have scored a point despite the actual team winning just one point. The maximum points a player can earn is 5.
For the American team, Tiger Woods is the favorite to score the most points according to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Woods has 9/2 odds to lead the team in scoring. Other short odds to win are Steve Stricker (11/2), and Phil Mickelson (6/1).
Woods is making his sixth appearance for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. He missed the last even due to his knee injury. Woods has played a total of 25 matches in his previous five Ryder Cups, winning a total of 11 points, giving him an average of 2.2 points per-Ryder Cup. Woods will almost certainly have an opportunity to play five times over the weekend. Woods is the top-ranked golfer in the world.
Stricker is making just his second appearance in a Ryder Cup. He scored only ½ a point in his first appearance in 2008. Strickers ranks fourth in the world rankings.
Mickelson is the second-ranked golfer in the world. He is making his eighth appearance in a Ryder Cup this weekend. He has scored 13 points in his previous seven outings, averaging less than 2 points per-event. Mickelson does rank sixth for most all-time points won in four-ball over his career, as he has won 6 points in his career in that event.
2010 Ryder Cup Prop Odds – Top American Golfer – Oct. 1-3 – Celtic Manor Resort – Newport, Wales
Tiger Woods 9/2
Steve Stricker 11/2
Phil Mickelson 6/1
Jim Furyk 8/1
Dustin Johnson 8/1
Matt Kuchar 10/1
Hunter Mahan 10/1
Stewart Cink 12/1
Zach Johnson 12/1
Rickie Fowler 15/1
Bubba Watson 25/1
Jeff Overton 25/1
*In the event of a tie, the dead heat rule applies