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Odds to Win the 2018 Ryder Cup

When it comes to pure intensity and competitiveness in professional golf, nothing compares to the Ryder Cup. The 2018 edition of the renowned tournament shifts back to Europe when it will be played at the Albatros Course in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Île-de-France, France from September 28-30. According to the odds, the Americans are favored to go win the hardware for the second tournament in a row.

Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk will captain the Ryder Cup for Europe and the United States.

At Bovada, the United States are -135 favorites, with Europe coming back as +145 underdogs and the chances of a tie at +1100. The U.S.A. is coming off a huge win at Hazeltine in 2016, when they easily beat their European counterparts by a score of 17-11 to end an eight-year drought.

The Ryder Cup is a match play event, with each match worth one point. Competition begins on Friday, with four foursome (alternate shot) matches and four four-ball (better ball) matches. Saturday features four foursome groups and four four-ball groups. The format shifts on Sunday, with 12 singles matches on tap. There are a total of 28 points available, and 14.5 points are required to win the Cup. For the defending champion United States, 14 points are needed to win.

Bjorn, Furyk set to take center stage as captains

Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk will captain the European and American squads, respectively. Robert Karlsson, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood will serve as alternate captains for Europe, while Davis Love III, Steve Stricker, David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar are listed as the alternate captains for Team U.S.A.

Can the Americans go back to back?

Representing the red, white and blue are Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson. Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were chosen as captain’s picks after the conclusion of the Dell Technologies Championship on September 3, and Tony Finau was the last man added to the team in light of the BMW Championship.

The European squad consists of Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose. Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey were selected as captain’s picks.

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2018 Ryder Cup Odds
Team U.S.A.-135
Team Europe+145

Odds as of September 27 at Bovada