Presidents Cup Day 4 Betting Odds, Picks & Tee Times: How to Bet All 12 of Saturday’s Matches at Royal Melbourne
Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas
- The final day of the 2019 Presidents Cup gets underway from Royal Melbourne at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday with the U.S. trailing the International team.
- Below, we have compiled the updated betting odds and tee times for all 12 of Saturday's singles matches, along with betting picks from golf expert Jason Sobel.
- Will the U.S. Team be able to mount a comeback? Let's dive into the odds and picks.
Updated Presidents Cup Day 4 Betting Odds & Tee Times
- 6:02 p.m. ET: Tiger Woods (-175) vs. Abraham Ancer (+137)
- 6:13 p.m. ET: Tony Finau (+105) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (-134)
- 6:24 p.m. ET: Patrick Reed (-150) vs. C.T. Pan (+120)
- 6:35 p.m. ET: Dustin Johnson (-225) vs. Haotong Li (+175)
- 6:46 p.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau (-115) vs. Adam Hadwin (-105)
- 6:57 p.m. ET: Gary Woodland (-115) vs. Sungjae Im (-105)
- 7:08 p.m. ET: Patrick Cantlay (-188) vs. Joaquin Niemann (+150)
- 7:19 p.m. ET: Xander Schauffele (-110) vs. Adam Scott (-110)
- 7:30 p.m. ET: Webb Simpson (-134) vs. Byeong-Hun An (+105)
- 7:41 p.m. ET: Justin Thomas (-225) vs. Cameron Smith (+175)
- 7:52 p.m. ET: Matt Kuchar (+120) vs. Louis Oosthuizen (-150)
- 8:03 p.m. ET: Rickie Fowler (-138) vs. Marc Leishman (+110)
Odds as of Sunday evening. Bet now at bet365, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get $100 in bet credits.
Presidents Cup Day 4 Betting Picks
Just in case you missed Day 3 of the Presidents Cup, don’t worry. Nothing much happened. Here’s a quick recap: A player was forced to re-hit after hitting out of turn; a case of backstopping was prevented; Captain Woods benched Tiger for the entire day; the erstwhile “Captain America” remained winless; a caddie punched a spectator; Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler turned a 5-up lead into only a half-point; the U.S. was way down; the U.S. was going to tie it; the U.S. ended up trailing 10-8.
It was the kind of day that left you needing a cold shower in the middle of the night here in the U.S. once it was all over. And here’s the best part: It’s only going to get better from here.
We’re set up for a tremendous finish at Royal Melbourne, as the 12 singles matches will determine whether the U.S. wins for an eighth consecutive time or the International side finally triumphs for the first time in more than two decades.
Let’s break down every match in the final session.
International: Abraham Ancer (+137) vs. USA: Tiger Woods (-175)
There won’t be any gradual easing into the drama of the final session. It should be fireworks right from the start, with Tiger putting himself out first and matching up against Ancer, who might be the International team MVP so far.
This won’t be any kind of walkover for Woods, but after a full day of rest – and with Ancer playing two matches, including going the distance in the second one – the captain certainly owns an advantage here. It’ll be a close one, as Ancer won’t back down from a battle, but Woods’ precise iron play will be too much for him to handle in the end.
The pick: Woods
International: Hideki Matsuyama (-134) vs. USA: Tony Finau (+105)
This one won’t get top billing like the previous match, but it’s easily one of the headliners of the session. Matsuyama has struck the ball very well when he’s played, but it felt like Finau learned a lot in his final foursomes match, as if he was gaining more intel – and more confidence — on Royal Melbourne with each passing hole.
Again, this should be another close one, but Finau is rolling it better than Matsuyama right now, which could make the difference.
The pick: Finau
International: C.T. Pan (+130) vs. USA: Patrick Reed (-163)
What a mess this Reed situation has turned into. The cheating allegation led to more catcalls from the fans; the catcalls led to his caddie getting into an altercation with a spectator; the altercation led to the caddie being removed from the final session; the removal led to a bigger distraction than the team ever thought it would be.
Meanwhile, Reed is 0-3-0 and it feels like karma that he remains winless this week. We can definitely read something into the fact that Woods put him up against a player who might be the weakest link on the International side, but even Pan has much more mojo than his opponent right now and should be able to win this match.
The pick: Pan
Internatinal: Haotong Li (+175) vs. USA: Dustin Johnson (-225)
Poor Li. He played exactly one match in the first four sessions – the bare minimum – and now he’s getting thrown to the wolves by having to face Johnson.
Despite the fact that DJ hasn’t been his best this week, there’s a sense that in his return from offseason knee surgery he’s starting to trend in the right direction. This one has the potential to get ugly early.
The pick: USA
International: Adam Hadwin (-105) vs. USA: Bryson DeChambeau (-115)
The fact that DeChambeau only played one match in the first four sessions is a pretty strong barometer for where Woods and the assistants believe his game is after adding 20 pounds of muscle in the past month. He’s reportedly hitting the ball longer and further than ever, which is a moot point around Royal Melbourne.
After missing all of Day 3 due to food poisoning, International captain Ernie Els insisted Hadwin is ready to go. As long as he’s healthy enough, his game suits this track much more than DeChambeau.
The pick: Hadwin
International: Sungjae Im (-105) vs. USA: Gary Woodland (-115)
When the overall score is this close and a dozen matches are being played, they’re all of the utmost importance. And yet, this one just feels like it’s a little more important than some others.
Im has been terrific so far this week, but Woodland comes armed with a vicious stinger off the tee and has been putting better lately. He also owns a lot more match-play experience, which should come in handy here.
The pick: Woodland
International: Joaquin Niemann (+150) vs. USA: Patrick Cantlay (-188)
Pay close attention to this one. There’s a chance this pairing could be the final tee time at a major in the not-too-distant future, as both players own a world of talent and bright futures. Right now, however, Cantlay’s game is more mature than that of Niemann.
The International rookie brings some much-needed fire to his team, but his performance has been a little loose over the first few days. Cantlay is known as a terrific ball-striker, but his putting has improved tremendously over the past year, a trend which has continued this week.
The pick: Cantlay
International Adam Scott (-105) vs. USA: Xander Schauffele (-115)
Even though Schauffele and Cantlay fared well as partners for four straight matches, it just feels like each of them will thrive more in an individual setting.
Sometimes in these team competitions, a player can look a little lost once he’s separated from his partner, but I think it will be the opposite for each of these guys. Scott is obviously a tough out, especially on home turf, but Schauffele owns nerves of steel and should be able to clip him at the end.
The pick: Schauffele
International: Byeong Hun An (+105) vs. USA: Webb Simpson (-134)
Lost in the hoopla over Reed failing to win a point in three matches is the fact that Simpson, his partner for each of them, might have been the bigger anchor for the duo.
Simpson plays his best golf when he feels most comfortable and a setting where opposing galleries are actively cheering against him doesn’t qualify. Let’s give some credit here to An, too, who’s hit numerous clutch shots so far this week and doesn’t seem scared of the moment.
The pick: An
International: Cameron Smith (+175) vs. USA: Justin Thomas (-225)
On the verge of being 4-0-0 this week – and moving to 11-2-1 as a U.S. team member – Thomas and Rickie Fowler blew a 5-up lead with eight holes to play, earning only a half-point.
The halve seemed to impact Thomas more than his partner and even though he’s perhaps the most talented player on the U.S. roster, he might be a bit rattled entering this session. Smith is a tough out, too. A native of Australia, he’s a fiery player who should have the crowd on his side. Throw in the fact that he’s so good with his wedges and putter, and I’m going with a major upset in this one.
The pick: Smith
International: Louis Oosthuizen (-150) vs. USA: Matt Kuchar (+120)
Perhaps it’s ironic that the entire competition could come down to a penultimate match between two players who have been considered something short of clutch throughout their careers. Kuchar has been chameleon-like so far this week, never really playing great, but hiding well enough that he’s barely taken the brunt of any criticism. He’ll get all he can handle from Oosthuizen, who was playing some really strong golf entering this week and should still have enough left in the tank to win here.
The pick: Oosthuizen
International: Marc Leishman (+110) vs. USA: Rickie Fowler (-138)
Two of the four players involved in the foursomes match that went from 5-up to a halve, momentum should be squarely on the side of Leishman here. This should be a fun one to watch, featuring two players who like to be creative and use the turf as well as anyone, but despite that momentum advantage, Leishman simply hasn’t been hitting the ball as well as Fowler.
A late addition to the team for Brooks Koepka, Fowler has long been called out for having too much handed to him during his career, but this could be an opportunity to show his mettle should the event come down to the final match. If it does, I like his chances.
The pick: Fowler