Updated Ryder Cup Odds
The United States needs another miraculous comeback if its hopes to win the 2018 Ryder Cup on Sunday, as Europe enters the final day with a massive lead.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Europe is now the favorite to win this event, as it has -700 odds to win the Ryder Cup. Team USA is now listed with +500 odds to retain the Ryder Cup (win or tie). The Ryder Cup is a 3-day event, featuring 4 foursomes and 4 fourball matches each of the first two days and then 12 singles matches on Sunday. Each match is done in match-play format and is worth 1 point to the winner or ½ on a tie. The 2018 Ryder Cup concludes on Sunday from Le Golf National, Albatros Course in Guyancourt, France.
The United States finds itself trailing 10-6 after Saturday’s action after a rough day again. Europe won three of the four four-ball matches in the morning and then the two teams split the foursomes matches.
Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood continued their impressive run, posting two more points for Europe to go 4-0 as a team in four matches this weekend. The United States’ saving grace has been the team of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. The duo won two matches on Saturday and are 3-1 on the weekend to account for half of the team’s points.
A comeback from down 10-6 isn’t insurmountable, but certainly is going to be difficult. The United States faced the same deficit in the memorable 1999 comeback at Brookline that has lived in golf history. Justin Leonard sank the memorable lengthy putt to secure the Cup. Europe returned the favor at Medinah in 2012, trailing 10-6 entering Sunday only to dominate in singles and shock the Americans on U.S. soil.
The Americans haven’t won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993, but individual match play has typically been their strength. They have posted at least 7 points on Sunday 10 times since 1979. The Americans need 8 to force a tie and 8.5 to win. They have scored 8.5 on Sunday twice since 1979.