Ryder Cup Odds Shift As The US & Tiger Stalk Toward Paris

The Ryder Cup odds have leaned towards the Americans for a while now, and the stunning victory of Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour Championship has caused them to close up even more, however are the bookies, like Unibet, one of the best online betting sites in France right now, getting this one right? After all the US hasn’t won the trophy away from home in the last five times of asking and Woods hasn’t the most stellar record at the event either, so are they really the better wager?

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

“We know this is one of the strongest American teams of all time and we have to play our best.” Said Thomas Bjorn stating the obvious, going on to state that; “We don’t fear anyone because we have played against them so many times before.” Which is the sort of things Captains say, but a quick glance at the Ryder Cup odds should reveal they’ve every reason to be a tad fearful, especially after Tiger Woods came back from oblivion a year ago to win the Tour Championship.

The Ryder Cup odds shifted almost immediately after Tiger’s win despite Justin Rose picking up the FEDEX Cup, the fairytale return to glory almost at hand, but can the US team under Jim Furyk really be the instrument for his crowning achievement? Unibet think so, and so do the majority of those taking advantage of French gambling laws to bet on the golf, however the European team is no push over and the excitement Tiger has generated could be a distraction.

Tiger Burnt Bright At East Lake But Can He In Paris?  

“I’m not sure you need extra motivation in a Ryder Cup. I think the idea is that you grab the 12 best players from the US and you’re going to play against the best 12 players from Europe, so the guys are excited and anxious.” Said Furyk who insisted that the Europeans were “the strongest team the Europeans have ever fielded” and went on to play down the Tiger factor saying it “will add excitement” which is faint praise for something that lowered the Ryder Cup odds on the US.

Top European

  • Thorbjorn Olesen – 25/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton – 22/1
  • Alex Noren – 16/1
  • Paul Casey – 12/1
  • Sergio Garcia – 11/1
  • Ian Poulter – 10/1
  • Henrik Stenson – 10/1
  • Francesco Molinari – 9/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood – 8/1
  • Jon Rahm – 7/1
  • Rory McIlroy – 9/2
  • Justin Rose – 9/2

Of course Furyk has to be wary. Le Golf National puts a lot of pressure on players for an accurate tee shot and in adverse weather that can be a tall order, it certainly won’t be as perfect as the East Lake was, and the US team could struggle in conditions the Europeans will take in their stride. Even so the bookies like Unibet still have the US at 11/13 with the home side back at 5/4 and if you’re apt to bet on sports in France this week you won’t find finer Ryder Cup odds anywhere.

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Jim Furyk
Jim Furyk

Naturally if those Ryder Cup odds don’t float your boat you can always back individual players to be the top of their team with Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy leading the way on the European side at 9/2, quite a long way ahead of Jon Rahm at 7/1, Tommy Fleetwood at around 8/1 and Francesco Molinari at 9/1. Whilst Dustin Johnson gets the 9/2 on the US team with Brooks Koepka at 6/1 just behind Justin Thomas at 11/2 but ahead of Tiger Woods at 13/2 right now.

There are also the more specialist bets such as the Ryder Cup odds available at sites like Unibet on a hole in one being played during the tournament with 9/2 going on it occurring and 1/8 on it not, which seems a tad harsh given the world’s best players are turning out in Paris this week for what is going to be a fascinating match up, however if you’re French gambling news from the course will be of all this going the American’s way, think again, Europe is no lamb for Tiger.

Top American

  • Phil Mickelson – 33/1
  • Bubba Watson – 28/1
  • Tony Finau – 25/1
  • Webb Simpson – 20/1
  • Bryson Dechambeau – 11/1
  • Rickie Fowler – 9/1
  • Patrick Reed – 9/1
  • Jordan Spieth – 15/2
  • Tiger Woods – 13/2
  • Justin Thomas – 11/2
  • Brooks Koepka – 6/1
  • Dustin Johnson – 9/2

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