Ryder Cup Winner – Europe 34

The USA have the strongest team on paper, all their players are in the top-31 in the world, they have the fewest rookies and home advantage. We seem to say this every Ryder Cup, yet the Americans lose. The bookmakers have the USA at 8/13 but what has really changed? Europe have struck upon a winning formula and Darren Clarke is the continuation of the work started by José María Olazábal and Paul McGinley. Europe have won 8 of the last 10 Ryder Cups often with the weaker team and when they have lost, it’s only been by a small margin. The only outlier is the 2008 edition at Valhalla […]

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Ryder Cup Tips – Top Combined Points Scorer 4

Ryder Cup captains have such a huge influence over who plays with whom and when, that betting on anything beyond the outright market is fraught with difficulty. However, this year Davis Love III returns to captain the USA team and we can look to Medinah for clues. A popular captain, he seems one of the few in recent years to have galvanised the American team and that has come via a strategy of inclusivity. Every player featured in either three or four matches at Medinah and you must go back to the K Club in 2006 to find the last time more than one American played in all five matches. If […]

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Porsche European Open – betting tips 42

The Porsche European Open returns to The Beckenbauer Course at Hartl Golf Resort Bad Griesbach for the second year but the big story during the build-up has been the weather. With parts of the course under water, green-keepers face a race against time to prepare the course for a Thursday start and even though the forecast is encouraging players can expect a soft course underfoot. Last year five players inside the top-11 for driving distance filled places 3 to 8 on the leaderboard and soft conditions will only further enhance the prospects of the big hitters. Lucas Bjerregaard is ranked seventh on tour for driving distance and although he can […]

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Tour Championship – betting tips 44

The Tour Championship might bring together the best players in the world but very rich men shooting for $10milllion is an unedifying prospect. Trying to make money out of the event is equally unappealing but there’s a couple of players worth keeping onside. Judged on Major performances alone it’s been a tough season for Jordan Spieth, with his collapse in the Masters still fresh in the memory. However, the 23-year-old has won two regular PGA Tour events and still rides high in many of the tour’s key metrics. Spieth is third in adjusted scoring average and that ability to fashion a score, even when paying badly, is a huge asset. […]

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