The United States hasn't won a Ryder Cup on European soil in 30 years but the odds indicate that drought could be coming to an end at Marco Simone in Italy.
The latest: The Americans bludgeoned their European counterparts 19-9 at Whistling Straits in 2021 and are slim -155 favourites to retain the trophy this time around. That seems logical, considering how stacked this U.S. team is. But Europe has a blend of veteran experience and new blood that shouldn't be overlooked.
Here are the latest Ryder Cup odds as of September 24.
Ryder Cup odds
Team Europe has won eight of the past nine Ryder Cups on home soil including each of the past six.
The Americans have lost both of the past two events overseas by at least five points with the last tournament in Europe being a 17.5 to 10.5 beatdown in the host's favour.
Team USA will retain the trophy in the event of a 14-14 tie, but that hasn't happened since 1989.
|Ryder Cup odds||Betting odds|
|Team USA to win||-150|
|Team Europe to win||+115|
|Team USA to win on points||-106|
|Team Europe to win on points||+115|
|Race to 10 points — Team USA||-110|
|Race to 10 points — Team USA||+105|
|Race to 10 points — Tie||+1,600|
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Golf odds as of 12:25 p.m. on 09/24/2023.
Odds: United States (-150)
Automatic qualifiers: Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark (R), Brian Harman (R), Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa (R), Xander Schuaffele
Captain's picks: Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Sam Burns (R), Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas
The Americans have every right to head into Marco Simone with confidence. They've got the far deeper team, with 10 of their 12 players sitting inside the Official World Golf Ranking's top 20 as of September 24. That includes Scheffler who's occupied the World No. 1 spot for the past 18 weeks.
The Texan was a captain's pick at the 2021 Ryder Cup and went 2-0-1 in his debut. Since then, he's accrued six PGA Tour wins, including the 2022 Masters and 2023 Players Championship.
Each of the past three major champions has a spot on this roster. Clark and Harman qualified on points thanks to winning this year's U.S. Open and Open Championship, respectively. Brooks Koepka, meanwhile, won the PGA Championship and was one of Zach Johnson's six captain's picks.
Speaking of captain's picks, Thomas was a controversial choice to make the team after a disasterous season. But the two-time major champion's 6-2-1 Ryder Cup record speaks for itself and he should pair nicely with Spieth.
Schauffele and Cantlay are a rock-solid pairing that won both of their matches together in 2021.
Odds: Europe (+115)
Automatic qualifiers: Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Robert MacIntyre (R), Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland, Matthew Fitzpatrick
Captain's picks: Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry, Nicolai Hojgaard (R), Sepp Straka (R), Ludvig Aberg (R), Justin Rose
Team USA might be deeper but it's hard to argue against Europe's top-end talent. McIlroy, Rahm and Hovland sit at No. 2, 3 and 4 in the OWGR. The latter is fresh off a Tour Championship victory, where he boat-raced a field of the world's best players.
Fitzpatrick carries a 0-5-0 Ryder Cup record into this event but he's become a far better player since the last time he dawned European colours. Hatton is one of the tour's most underrated players, ranking seventh in strokes gained (+1.678) this season.
Luke Donald's captain's picks were provocative. He brought in Rose — who owns a stellar 13-8-2 Ryder Cup record — as a veteran presence but also selected Straka, Hojgaard and Aberg, who are all rookies.
That trio has an incredibly high ceiling but is also unproven.
Player markets at the Ryder Cup
There are markets available on which player will lead the event or their respective teams in scoring. Scheffler is the favourite, with McIlroy and Hovland not far behind:
|Player||Top point scorer||Top American point scorer||Top European point scorer|
Dustin Johnson was a perfect 5-0-0 at Whistling Straits in 2021 but he didn't crack the roster this time around. Morikawa, Cantlay and Rahm were tied for the second-most points (3.5) at that event.
Francesco Molinari led Team Europe in points with five in 2018 with his playing partner — Fleetwood — right behind him.
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