By Vince Eager
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Get in the hole!
Shut The Fuck Up!
What the hell’s a foursome?
Yep, it’s Ryder Cup time and while I don’t get worked up into quite the lather that some do about the event there’s no denying the entertainment of a close run thing on the final day.
Europe have won six and USA four of the last ten events with the most popular scoreline being 14.5 to 13.5 which has occurred in half of the ten.
Two of the last five have been won convincingly by Europe 18.5 to 9.5.
Trying to call this when it’s unknown which team members will be paired together and who they will be playing is waste of time so it might be best to be guided by recent history. Europe are $1.67 to win the event and that looks about right, if anything they could be a touch shorter.
Top Points Scorer:
After saying that trying to predict the final score is a waste of time without knowing who will partner who and then recommending some bets we’ll go the whole hog and try to predict at least one of the partnerships.
In the last couple of Ryder Cups Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have been partnered together as fellow Northern Irishman and supposed good friends. Since then, however, they’ve had something of a falling out and they will not be paired together this time.
I’m hoping Rory gets paired with Sergio Garcia in what could be a formidable partnership. Sergio’s points record in the last two events held in Europe reads: 4-1-0 and 3-2-0 and he’s been in terrific form for more than a year now. he looks a perfect fit for Rory.
Lowest Points Scorer:
Hunter Mahan’s form has gone out of the window since he won the Barclays and without that win he may very well not have been picked for this so i’m happy to throw a dart at him an long odds to be the lowest overall points scorer.