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World Cup of Golf Odds

The PGA Tour takes on a different look this weekend as the 2016 World Cup of Golf takes place Down Under at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.

At Bovada, Australia is a +450 favorite to claim the bragging rights. The United States (+700), Japan (+700), Spain (+800), England (+1200), Sweden (+1200), Ireland (+1200), Belgium (+1400), Denmark (+1800) and Thailand (+2000) round out the top 10.

The tournament features 28 countries competing as two-player teams in a 72-hole stroke play format. The first and third days are four-ball play, and the second and fourth are alternate shot. This format hasn’t been used in the World Cup of Golf since 2011.

While big names like Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson opted to skip the event, there will still be plenty of firepower on display. Rickie Fowler, who represented the U.S.A. at the Summer Olympics and was a member of the winning Ryder Cup squad, headlines the American contingent next to PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker.

Since the Aussies are so well represented on the Tour, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman will fill the void admirably without the world No. 1 Day around. Our friends at Australian Gambling took an in-depth look at how the Scott-Leishman pairing will fare for sports bettors.

Value-wise, I like the English group of Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan at +1200. They aren’t the flashiest duo in golf, but the youngsters are two of the top players in Europe at the moment and their time in the sun is rapidly approaching.

Which country are you putting your money on? Have your say in the comment section.

2016 World Cup of Golf Odds

Odds as of November 23 at Bovada

  • Australia +450
  • Japan +700
  • USA +700
  • Spain +800
  • England +1200
  • Sweden +1200
  • Ireland +1200
  • Belgium +1400
  • Denmark +1800
  • Thailand +2000
  • South Korea +2200
  • Italy +2500
  • France +2800
  • New Zealand +3000
  • South Africa +3300
  • Scotland +5000
  • Canada +5000
  • China +10000
  • Wales +10000
  • Netherlands +12500
  • Germany +12500
  • Chinese Taipei +12500
  • Austria +12500
  • Portugal +15000
  • India +20000
  • Malaysia +25000
  • Philippines +25000
  • Venezuela +30000

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