Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY. Pictured: Rory McIlroy
- The U.S. Ryder Cup team (-170 betting odds) is a big favorite to take home the 2018 event vs. Europe (+150).
- There's no doubt the Americans have most of the star power, but Joshua Perry explains why they don't deserve to be such steep favorites.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
For more than two decades, the Ryder Cup has been stuck in the same storyline loop.
The headlines focus on the U.S. star power: DJ and Koepka. Thomas and Fowler. Reed and Spieth. And then there’s some guy named Tiger.
If we look at the world rankings, this is the best team in U.S. history.
So, naturally, they’ll come out, play well and take down the Ryder Cup. Well, at least that’s what the line suggests, with odds as big as -170 in some spots.
But why? What has this team done in this competition to earn such respect?