2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Tommy Fleetwood Shows up on the Big Stage

Sep 24, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

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


Tommy Fleetwood’s Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +1600
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +800
  • Point total odds: 2.5 (o +135, u -175)
  • 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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Tommy Fleetwood’s Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: Moxie. Fleetwood has proven himself to be a big-game hunter, playing some of his best golf on some of the game’s biggest stages. There’s no reason to believe that won’t correlate to this event as well.

Worst asset: Inexperience. If we’re nit-picking, the only fault we can find with Fleetwood is that he hasn’t yet played a Ryder Cup, but the idea that rookies are at a disadvantage really is an antiquated notion.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 8 out of 10. The proof is out there. When the pressure ramps up, Fleetwood’s A-game often shows up, too. Don’t be surprised if he’s Europe’s leading point-getter by Sunday evening.


Expert Predictions: Over/Under 2.5 Points

Sobel: Over
Perry: Over
Mears: Over


Tommy Fleetwood’s Metrics

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

  • Strokes Gained: Total: 7th in world, 7th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 14th in world, 9th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 49th in world, 15th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: 50th in world, 11th in field

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

Credit:

Sep 2, 2018; Norton, MA, USA; Tommy Fleetwood hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC of Boston. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

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