2019 Presidents Cup Betting Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks and Analysis for Royal Melbourne
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2019 Presidents Cup Odds
- Team USA: -345
- Team International: +250
- First Tee: Wednesday, 5 p.m. ET
- Location: Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia
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The 2019 Presidents Cup, the biennial tournament pitting Team USA vs. Team International, begins on Wednesday evening at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.
Team USA is a -345 favorite over Team International, which has only one win in 12 matches against the USA (and one draw).
As is always the case with big golf tournaments, sportsbooks have posted a diverse betting menu ahead of the 2019 Presidents Cup.
2019 Presidents Cup Betting Picks
- Team International may not be all that competitive this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them completely. Josh Perry and Jason Sobel share their three favorite bets for this weekend.
- Day 1 features a couple of fascinating four-ball matchups, including Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas vs. Marc Leishman and Joaquin Niemann. Jason Sobel makes his picks for the opening round.
- Considering that Team USA has dominated this event and should do so once again in 2019, there may not be that much value in the outright odds. That doesn’t meant there isn’t value to be had in Australia. Josh Perry makes a case for two betting props at good odds in his betting preview.
More Presidents Cup Coverage
- Jason Sobel knows that an event like this will spur plenty of questions. Will Justin Thomas be Tiger’s Guy? What should your DFS strategy be? And most importantly, which member of Team International should you pick on in matchups? Read Sobel’s 10 burning questions ahead of the 2019 Presidents Cup.
- Patrick Reed is caught up in another cheating scandal. Jason Sobel wonders if the hate being directed at Reed will actually help him raise his level, like it did when he won the 2018 Masters. Bettors beware, nobody in golf seems to embrace being the heel quite like Reed.
- Tiger Woods will be a playing-captain for Team USA this weekend. Will the Big Cat be reluctant to call his own number? Jason Sobel hopes not and thinks it would be wise for Tiger to play as much golf as he can at Royal Melbourne.
2019 Presidents Cup Format
The set up for this tournament is similar to the Ryder Cup, but the event takes place over four days instead of three, and the first set of four-ball and foursome matches take place on different days.
The opening day will feature five four-ball matches. Day 2 will consist of five foursomes.
The final two days line up exactly with the Ryder Cup. There are four four-ball matches in the morning and four foursomes in the afternoon. Then Saturday night, we’ll see the 12 singles matches.
Royal Melbourne is the site of Team International’s only victory, back in 1998. It’s a shorter course, measuring just over 7,000 yards for a par 71. It’s a pretty easy course for accurate hitters who can keep the ball in play and then try to attack with their approach game.
When thinking of the players who could do well here, Jim Furyk is the prototype. Furyk went 5-0 here in 2011 to help Team USA earn the win.
With tricky rough, several bunkers and plenty of trees, accuracy will be very important this week.