2018 Ryder Cup: Half-Time Analysis

Venue Name – Le Golf National, Paris, France, 28th-30th September 2018

Course Details – In the early stages of the Ryder Cup the Le Golf National course is getting the better of Team USA, it is looking like the home ground advantage is a more accurate form guide than form itself. The rough is brutal if your off-line with your ball striking this week, and Team USA cannot seem to get momentum going their way, with many shots finding the rough. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood have been brilliant for Team Europe winning all 4 matches. Team USA need a fast start in the individual matches if they are to be any hope of winning the Ryder Cup.

Weather Report – Sunday – 19 degrees, mainly sunny, precipitation 10%, humidity 54%, 6-15mp/h


Day 1: EUROPE 5 USA 3

Day 2: EUROPE 10 USA 6

Ryder Cup stats since Team Europe was formed in 1979

Below is a copy of the chart mentioned in the pre-tournament article

Note – Europe have won 6 Ryder Cup’s on home soil since Team Europe was formed in 1979. This chart in day 1&2 is proving to be a very accurate form guide.

My Individual Rankings for the 2018 Ryder Cup

I have left a copy of my rankings from the pre-tournament article for Sunday’s individual matches

Player My Rankings Team
Dustin Johnson -2.35 Team USA
Justin Rose -2.32 Team Europe
Tiger Woods -2.23 Team USA
Justin Thomas -2.23 Team USA
Tony Finau -2.23 Team USA
Bryson DeChambeau -2.17 Team USA
Webb Simpson -2.16 Team USA
Thorbjorn Olesen -2.07 Team Europe
Brooks Koepka -1.89 Team USA
Rory McIlroy -1.89 Team Europe
Tommy Fleetwood -1.86 Team Europe
Rickie Fowler -1.7 Team USA
Tyrrell Hatton -1.42 Team Europe
Jon Rahm -1.38 Team Europe
Henrik Stenson -1.29 Team Europe
Jordan Spieth -1.28 Team USA
Francesco Molinari -1.17 Team Europe
Patrick Reed -0.82 Team USA
Ian Poulter -0.82 Team Europe
Bubba Watson -0.78 Team USA
Paul Casey -0.68 Team Europe
Alex Noren -0.66 Team Europe
Phil Mickelson -0.45 Team USA
Sergio Garcia -0.41 Team Europe

Note – The players form has not been an accurate guide this week, as Team USA were the far better team on paper. It just goes to show how strong the home soil advantage is when playing the Ryder Cup, particularly for Team Europe who really seem to relish on the opportunity of playing at home.

Some examples of Final Day Bets

Option 1.  BACK – Molinari to beat Mickelson for 1 unit

Option 2.  BACK – Woods to beat Rahm for 1 unit

Option 3.  BACK – Fowler to beat Garcia for 2 units

Option 4.  BACK – Hatton to beat Reed 2 units

Option 5.  BACK – DeChambeau to beat Noren for 3 units

Option 6.  BACK – Koepka to beat Casey for 3 units

Option 7.  BACK – Johnson to beat Poulter  for 5 units

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