As the Ryder Cup is matchplay you are better off laying rather than backing a player as you win if matches are halved!
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I thought the standard of golf wasn’t that high for the morning foursomes, but as I will be laying there are some players that I will be looking to take on again such as Mickelson and Westwood when they play next.
Johnson & Kuchar v McIlroy & Pieters (7.15pm GMT)
I am just getting involved in one match for the afternoon fourballs and it’s the last match of the day.
Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar won earlier today but I was very impressed with Pieters who was let down by Lee Westwood. I have a sneaky suspicion that this European pairing will pay dividends as they were both the best player in the their foursomes pairing earlier and they will have a point to prove this afternoon!
Remember if it ends a draw it’s a winning bet too!
Lay USA at 2.26 (5/4)
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As the Ryder Cup is matchplay you are better off laying rather than backing the individual matches as you win if the matches are halved! Laying means not to win and can only be done on a betting exchange such as Betfair.
Personally I am not going to try and predict which team will win outright as half of the European team are rookies. It really is guess work as there are way too many ifs, buts and maybes so I will give it a miss. Instead I will be laying players/teams in the individual matches. For Example if you Lay Westwood & Pieters for a stake of £10 you will make a profit of £10 if USA win or £10 if the match is halved and lose £25 if Europe win. Laying in effect standing a bet like a bookmaker.
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Reed & Spieth v Rose & Stenson 1.35pm GMT
This one is too close to call but could well be the most exciting match to watch. Rose won the gold medal in the Olympics and Stenson won his first major, The Open this year. Reed has a good track record in the Ryder Cup as he has never lost a match and although Spieth has an underwhelming season so far, this could be where his putter comes back to life.
Mickleson & Fowler v McIlroy & Sullivan 1.50pm GMT
It’s Europe for me here in this match. McIlroy has won 3 out of his last 4 tournament plus he won the Irish Open too, so he is coming into the Ryder Cup in the best form for the last 2 years or so.
Mickelson is a Ryder Cup legend for team USA but he is playing some bad golf this season and I predict that Rory will win this match single handed if need be.
Lay USA at 2.70 (7/4)
Walker & Johnson v Garcia & Kaymer 2.10pm GMT
Sergio like Poulter and McDowell are 3 players for Europe who seem to raise their game for the Ryder Cup. Garcia is one of the few golfer lining up this weekend who has won over 50% of his matches. But this is a really close match to call so I will reluctantly sit this one out.
Johnson & Kuchar v Pieters & Westwood 2.25 GMT
This match has a USA win written all over it. Dustin Johnson has won 2 or 3 times this year including his first major and Matt Kuchar had a really good run of several top 10 finishes in a row during the summer.
Lee Westwood is so over rated, his irons in to greens are his strong point, but he can’t putt. Pieters is a very exciting prospect for the future and as a rookie there are big question marks about him.
Lay Europe at 5/2 (3.50)
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