2023 Ryder Cup Golf Odds, Preview and Pick
The 2023 Ryder Cup takes place this week across the span of three day from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1. This year’s European team versus American team golf tournament will be the first since the 2019 event at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin. Defending champion Team USA will step onto the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club grass the favorite. Will Europe win back the coveted Ryder Cup? Or will the American’s keep the hardware on U.S. soil for the next two years? Check out Ryder Cup golf odds as well as a free pick.
2023 Ryder Cup Event Info
- When: Friday, September 29 – Sunday, Oct 1
- Where: Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, City of Rome, Italy
- TV: USA, NBC
- Live Stream: Peacock
- Captains: Luke Donald (Europe) // Zach Johnson (USA)
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Why will Europe beat the United States?
Although the United States continues to be the favorite, the action has gone towards Europe. Oddsmakers set an opening line that pegged the Europeans +163 underdogs. Team USA was a -163 chalk.
Now, a couple of days before the first matchup, the Americans are down to -129 favoritism and the Europeans are at +106. The money continues to fly to the Euros.
Not only that, but two of the top five golfers on the planet throw down for the Europeans. John Rahm and Rory McIlroy are two of the best on the planet.
Also, the Europeans haven’t lost a Ryder Cup on their side of the Atlantic since 1993.
Europe Ryder Cup Team
- Rory McIlroy
- Jon Rahm
- Viktor Hovland
- Tyrrell Hatton
- Matthew Fitzpatrick
- Robert McIntyre
- Tommy Fleetwood
- Sepp Straka
- Shane Lowry
- Justin Rose
- Nicolai Hojgaard
- Ludvig Aberg
Why will the United States beat Europe?
On paper, the U.S. rolls. Combined, Team USA has won 15 PGA Major Tournaments and 58 PGA events overall. Scottie Scheffler is the 2022 PGA Player of the Year.
Scottie ranks number one in the world ahead of Rory in second and Rahm in third. Brian Harman won The Open this year. Wyndham Clark took the U.S. Open and Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship.
John Rahm won the Masters but that was way back in April. In addition to the U.S. players’ resumes, solid golfers like Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, and Collin Morikawa can light it up at any moment.
United States Ryder Cup Team
- Scottie Scheffler
- Wyndham Clark
- Brian Harman
- Patrick Cantlay
- Max Homa
- Xander Schauffele
- Brooks Koepka
- Jordan Spieth
- Colin Morikawa
- Sam Burns
- Rickie Fowler
- Justin Thomas
2023 Ryder Cup Expert Betting Prediction
Don’t expect another 19-9 destruction like what we witnessed at Whistling Straits. This year’s Ryder Cup should be an excellent tournament.
Both teams boast solid talent. The Americans have the better overall players, which is the reason even though the Euros have home course advantage, the United States remains the favorite.
No doubt, Team USA can win this. However, backing the U.S. goes against strong history. More importantly, the man who won the FedEx Cup this year, the annual PGA Playoff that includes the FedEx St. Jude, BMW Championship, and the TOUR Championship, was a European.
Viktor Hovland didn’t just win the FedEx Cup. He dominated, shooting a -17 to take the BMW and then shooting a ridiculous -27 to score the TOUR Championship victory.
Right now, Hovland is the best player in the world. So if we think about it, the Europeans boast 3 of the top 4 best golfers on the planet: Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy, and John Rahm. In addition, we can't disregard history. The Europeans are almost unbeatable unless the Ryder Cup happens over a U.S. course.
Finally, although Harman and Clark won majors, neither is consistent. Harman has 3 PGA Tour victories since turning pro in 2012. Clark has 2 PGA wins; both happened this year.
For sure, the Americans can win the 2023 Ryder Cup. But based on history, where the tournament takes place, and the fact the Euros go into this with 3 of the top 5 players in the world, backing the dog is the play.
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