- The United States is the (+110) favorite to win both the Four-balls and Foursomes for Day 1 of the tournament.
- The first tee shot of the tournament to hit the fairway has (-175) betting odds tied to it.
- Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka have (+400) odds to be paired with one another for the event.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The 2021 Ryder Cup is getting ready to begin on Friday, which means it’s time to lock in those golf bets for the weekend. Specifically, the opening day of the event has some betting lines worth looking into.
Foursomes And Four-balls Odds: The USA Is Favored
The first day of the 2021 Ryder Cup will start with four-ball pairings in the morning and foursomes matchups in the afternoon. Betting odds are available on regulated sports betting sites for which team will win each type of match and the United States is favored in each category.
Day 1 – Four-balls Result
Four-ball is when each team is paired into groups of two and are paired against one another. Every golfer plays their own ball and the team keeps the best score for the hole. In 2018, despite losing the event, the United States did take home the first-day four-ball by a score of 3-1.
However, in the afternoon foursomes, the Europeans saw more success. Europe swept the foursomes matches 4-0 and that was ultimately the turning point in the event. Golf betting sites are not expecting a similar result this year.
Day 1 – Foursomes Result
Foursomes are different than four-balls, as the teammates’ alternate shots throughout the hole rather than play the entire hole themselves. Europe has won the Day 1-afternoon event in each of the last three Ryder Cups. Sports bettors could get a good price on them to do it again.
Betting On The First Tee Shot
There are, maybe surprisingly, multiple ways to wager on the opening tee shot of the event. However, it’s always best to scan through the sportsbooks to find the best value.
Ryder Cup 1st Tee Shot
USA – Fairway – Hit -175
Europe – Fairway – Hit -175
USA – Fairway – Miss +135
Europe – Fairway – Miss +135
Rather than having to choose which team will go first and then the result, gamblers can get a much simpler wager with just as a good value, or arguably even more so.
Ryder Cup 1st Tee Shot
Taking the first swing at a Ryder Cup has been described as the most nerve-racking shot of players’ careers, which could bring value to the missed fairway options. There are bunkers on the left and rough on the right of the fairway. Right-handed golfers’ most common miss is to the right so those (+250) odds on hitting the rough could be worth the risk.
Bryson DeChambeau And Brooks Koepka Specials
Online sportsbooks are providing odds on Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau due to their long-standing rivalry.
To Win More Points At 2021 Ryder Cup
Bryson DeChambeau -130
Brooks Koepka EVEN
Koepka is 4-3-1 in his career at the Ryder Cup and is one of four athletes with a winning record on the United States team. DeChambeau is winless in three Ryder Cup matches in his career. Getting Koepka at plus-money may be a steal, considering both of their track records.
DeChambeau and Koepka To Be Paired Together
DeChambeau recently hinted at a possible pairing saying that the two have “something fun coming up”. It could be a Ryder Cup pairing, charity exhibition, or something completely different. At (+400) it could be worth a sprinkle of a play considering his comments.
The tournament begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. EST and can be view on the GOLF Channel.
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