Ryder Cup Odds Sept 13 2008

My friends at Bodoglife.com (who graciously have given me permission to use their odds) have set the following odds on the Ryder Cup for the weekend heading into the big event:

USA: 5/4
Europe: 8/11
Tie: 11/1

These are almost the same as the Ryder Cup odds back on June 29.

USA: 5/4
Europe: 8/11
Tie: 10/1

That line, however, was markedly different from the early Ryder Cup odds in April—before Tiger ended his season with a bum knee:

USA: 11/10
Europe: 5/4
Tie: 9/1

A note about odds: You read them by reading the second number first. So, for the current odds for the USA, a bet of 4 pays 5.

I also noted while at Bodoglife that you can bet on a surprising number of things related to the Ryder Cup.

You can, for example, place a bet on the top scoring Englishman:

Lee Westwood: 7/4
Paul Casey: 3/1
Justin Rose: 3/1
Ian Poulter: 9/2
Oliver Wilson: 12/1

Or the “Top Debutante Point Scorer”:

Anthony Kim: 9/2
Justin Rose: 11/2
Steve Stricker: 6/1
Hunter Mahan: 7/1
Graeme McDowell: 8/1
Ben Curtis: 8/1
JB Holmes: 8/1
Soren Hanson: 9/1
Boo Weekley: 9/1
Oliver Wilson: 14/1

Here are the odds for placing a bet on the Top American Point Scorer at the 2008 Ryder Cup:

Phil Mickelson: 4/1
Jim Furyk: 5/1
Anthony Kim: 13/1
Justin Leonard: 8/1
Stewart Cink: 9/1
Steve Stricker: 10/1
Kenny Perry: 10/1
Hunter Mahan: 14/1
Ben Curtis: 14/1
Boo Weekley: 16/1
Chad Campbell: 16/1
JB Holmes: 16/1

There are others. You can see all of the current Ryder Cup odds at Bodoglife.com

2 thoughts on “Ryder Cup Odds Sept 13 2008”

  1. Europeans are favored. There’s been a Ryder Cup theory for years that the Europeans play a better team game than their American counterparts.

    Garcia is the favored golfer to score the most points for the Europeans in this event, and one look at his career record at the Ryder Cup shows why. The fiery Spaniard has played in four Ryder Cups, posting a 14-4-0 record overall, and he is a perfect 8-0-0 in foursomes.

  2. Mickelson will be playing in his seventh Ryder Cup, and Ryder Cup odd say he will be the leading American point-getter at +400. However, the world’s No. 2 player hasn’t exactly set this event on fire with a mark of 9-12-4, and singles is the only competition in which he has a .500 record (3-3-0).


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