Ryder Cup 2018: Groups, schedule and odds to win | Golf


One among golf’s most historic competitions, the biennial Ryder Cup, pits the very best American golfers in opposition to the very best from Europe.

The 2018 Ryder Cup will happen from Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf Nationwide course close to Paris. The venue rotates each two years between U.S. and European programs. The USA got here out victorious (17-11) at house in 2016, however Workforce USA is seeking to snap a five-match shedding streak in Europe that dates again to 1993.

Every Ryder Cup workforce consists of 12 golfers with one workforce captain, who doesn’t take part within the occasion.

The U.S. workforce was chosen primarily based off of the highest eight American gamers within the Ryder Cup factors rankings, adopted by 4 captain’s picks. Workforce Europe begins with the highest 4 on the European Factors Checklist and the highest four from the World Factors Checklist plus 4 captain’s picks.

Here is a take a look at the US and European Ryder Cup groups with captains’ picks famous with an asterisk. 

U.S. Ryder Cup workforce

Jim Furyk (captain)
Rickie Fowler
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka
Patrick Reed
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Justin Thomas
Bubba Watson
Tiger Woods*
Phil Mickelson* 
Bryson DeChambeau* 
Tony Finau* 

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European Ryder Cup workforce

Thomas Bjorn (captain)
Tommy Fleetwood
Tyrrell Hatton
Rory McIlroy
Francesco Molinari
Alex Noren
Thorbjorn Olesen
Jon Rahm
Justin Rose
Ian Poulter*
Henrik Stenson*
Paul Casey*
Sergio Garcia*

2018 Ryder Cup odds

Workforce USA opened as the favourite to win the 2018 Ryder Cup at -160, however the odds have shrunk to -140 as of Sept. 13, in accordance with Vegas Insider. Workforce Europe is a +140 underdog regardless of enjoying on “house turf.” 

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Ryder Cup format

The Ryder Cup options 5 match play classes spanning three days.

The primary two days of the match (Friday and Saturday) every embrace one four-match session of four-ball and one four-match session of foursomes. The ultimate day (Sunday) has 12 singles matches, wherein a member of the U.S. workforce faces a member of the European workforce.

Every match is price one level, and matches that finish in a draw rely for a half-point. The best way to win is to be the primary workforce to succeed in 14.5 factors; if the match ends in a 14-14 draw, the defending champion (the U.S. this yr) will retain the trophy.

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