2018 Ryder Cup Odds: USA Favored To Beat Europe

Sep 06, 2018 08:03 PM EDT

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2018 Ryder Cup Odds

  • Team USA Odds: -180
  • Team Europe Odds: +150

Odds “To Lift Trophy” via Westgate SuperBook (Updated: 9/11).

2018 Ryder Cup Information

The 2018 Ryder Cup takes place from Sept. 28-30th on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, a suburb southwest of Paris, France.

Each of the first two days consists of morning and afternoon sessions of team play. One session each day will be foursomes (alternate shot) and the other will be four-ball (better ball) with the final day reserved for 12 singles matches.

2018 Ryder Cup Rosters

Team USA (Captain: Jim Furyk)

  • Dustin Johnson
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Justin Thomas
  • Patrick Reed
  • Bubba Watson
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Webb Simpson
  • Tiger Woods
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Tony Finau

Team Europe (Captain: Thomas Bjorn)

  • Francesco Molinari 
  • Justin Rose 
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Jon Rahm
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Alex Noren
  • Thorbjorn Olesen
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Paul Casey
  • Ian Poulter
  • Henrik Stenson

Ryder Cup Format

The Ryder Cup last for three days (Sept. 28th throught Sept. 30th). The first two days of competition feature four-ball and foursomes matches. The third day consists of 12 singles matches.

Tiger Woods studies a putt during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship. Credit: Mark Konezny, USA TODAY Sports


Each member of a two-man team plays his own ball, so four balls are in play on every hole. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved (meaning each team gets a half-point).


In foursomes, each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until each hole is complete.

Players alternate hitting tee shots, with one leading off on odd-numbered holes, and the other hitting first on even-numbered holes. The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.


In singles, each match features one player from each team. The player with the lower score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.

Unlike stroke play, players don’t have to complete each hole in match play. If a player concedes a stroke to his opponent, the opponent picks up his ball, takes the score he would have made on the next stroke and moves on to the next hole.


There are 28 matches played and each match is worth one point, with half-points awarded to each side for matches that end in a draw.

The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 draw, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it. The United States team is the defending champion headed into the 2018 Ryder Cup.

2018 Ryder Cup Props

Day 1 Winner

  • USA: +100
  • Europe: +130
  • Draw: +500

Day 1 Four-Balls Winner

  • USA: +125
  • Europe: +160
  • Draw: +275

Day 1 Foursomes Winner

  • USA: +125
  • Europe: +160
  • Draw: +275

Day 2 Winner

  • USA: +100
  • Europe: +130
  • Draw: +500

Day 2 Four-Balls Winner

  • USA: +125
  • Europe: +160
  • Draw: +275

Day 2 Foursomes Winner

  • USA: +125
  • Europe: +160
  • Draw: +275

Day 3 Singles Winner

  • USA: -115
  • Europe: +120
  • Draw: +700


How to Watch the 2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup will stream live on RyderCup.com and be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group, including NBC and Golf Channel.

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