2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Can Tiger Woods Keep Things Rolling at Le Golf National?

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Sep 28, 2016; Chaska, MN, USA; Team USA vice-captain Tiger Woods walks the 10th green during the practice round for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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

Tiger Woods’ Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +1400
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +800
  • Point total odds: 2.5 (o +110, u -140)
  • Ryder Cup appearances: 7
  • Ryder Cup match play history: 4-1-2 (80.0%)
  • Ryder Cup foursome history: 4-8-1 (33.3%)
  • Ryder Cup fourball history: 5-8 (38.5%)

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Tiger Woods’ Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: He’s back. Woods has his game in a spot we haven’t seen in five years. He’s shown multiple times this season he can compete with the best players again. The approach game is completely dialed in, and the short game is looking great.

There aren’t a lot of U.S. players entering the event in great form, but he most definitely is.

Worst asset: Accuracy and past Ryder Cup woes. Like the majority of the U.S. team, he struggles with accuracy off the tee. If he can keep it in play, his game will fit Le Golf National just fine. He’s also really struggled in the team portion of the Ryder Cup, going just 9-16-1 in fourball and alternate shot.

For as good as he’s been, the U.S. has never found a partner for him. Bryson DeChambeau appears next in line to get that chance.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 7 out of 10. His game is in perfect shape. But many times in this competition, his game has been in perfect shape and the results didn’t follow.

Tiger’s got a target on his back. No matter which European duo he draws, he gets their full attention. They aren’t intimidated by him. They never have been. They relish the opportunity to take a point from the all-time great.

Expert Predictions: Over/Under 2.5 Points

Sobel: Over
Perry: Under
Mears: Over

Tiger Woods’ Metrics

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

  • Strokes Gained: Total: 4th in world, 4th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 7th in world, 6th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 1st in world, 1st in field
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: 39th in world, 6th in field

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