Ryder Cup: Massive Lines/Odds Shift After European Team Finalized

By Chris Harris Contributor

Updated 9/5/23 12:20pm ET

The 44th Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club is just under four weeks away and Zach Johnson’s Team USA squad is the betting favorite to win the cherished trophy.

Following the United States team selection last week, European captain Luke Donald announced his six wildcard picks and since then, they have received strong support from bettors and have taken 77% of the market’s wagers in the past 24 hours.

Ludvig Aberg, who went pro only a few months ago in June, is one of four rookies on Donald’s European team. Aberg recently won the Omega European Masters with a six-under final round. USA’s captain, Johnson, based several of his picks on past Ryder Cup performances to give his team a clear advantage in terms of experience.

Ryder Cup Odds

  • USA: 10/11 (-110)
  • Europe: 11/8 (+138)
  • Draw: 12/1 (+1200)

Europe’s six Ryder Cup wildcards join the six automatic qualifiers, among them three of the top four in the World Rankings.

European Ryder Cup Team

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Jon Rahm
  • Viktor Hovland 
  • Tyrell Hatton
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Robert MacIntyre
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Justin Rose
  • Shane Lowry
  • Sepp Straka
  • Nicolai Højgaard
  • Ludvig Aberg

USA Ryder Cup Team

  • Sam Burns
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Wyndham Clark
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Brian Harman
  • Max Homa
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Justin Thomas

The Ryder Cup is set for Sep. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the start of the tournament.

*Odds courtesy of Bet365.

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