2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Can Thorbjorn Olesen Sustain His Hot Play?

Sep 25, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

For betting odds and analysis of all 24 golfers in the 2018 Ryder Cup field, check out this page.


Thorbjorn Olesen’s Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +6600
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +2800
  • Point total odds: 1.5 (o +140, u -180)
  • Ryder Cup appearances: 0
  • Ryder Cup match play history: N/A
  • Ryder Cup foursome history: N/A
  • Ryder Cup fourball history: N/A

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Thorbjorn Olesen’s Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: Recent form. Olesen is playing some of the best golf of his life. He’s been racking up top-10s in Europe every week it seems. He was able to pass by many of the bigger European names to earn an automatic spot on this team.

Worst asset: Course fit and experience. Olesen recorded his only bad result in the past few months at this course when he missed the cut. Couple that with any rookie being an unknown in this competition, and it’s unlikely Europe would put him in the foursome format with his inaccuracy off the tee.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 3 out of 10. A missed cut in France for a Ryder Cup rookie doesn’t leave a lot to get excited about. Europe would be wise to keep him in the fourball format with a more established player to take some of the pressure off him. Anything he gives Europe this week would be a bonus.


Expert Predictions: Over/Under 1.5 Points

Sobel: Under
Perry: Under
Mears: Under


Thorbjorn Olesen’s Metrics

Here’s how Olesen ranks in the Ryder Cup field in several key metrics.

  • Strokes Gained: Total: N/A
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: N/A
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: N/A
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: N/A

Want more Ryder Cup coverage? Check out this page for tips on the 24 golfers in the field.

Credit:

Aug 11, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Thorbjorn Olesen reacts to hitting his drive out of bounds on the 15th hole during the second round of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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