Europe are looking to regain the Ryder Cup this weekend as the tournament heads to Rome in Italy. With conditions likely to suit the European stars, it’s important that they start well on Friday to gain a nice lead in the fourballs and foursomes.
Viktor Hovland, Rory Mcllroy and John Rahm are all keen to take the lead in the team to bring home the trophy for England. With support from Tommy Fleetword and Tyrell Hatton, Europe have two good players to boost them when it matters during the three days.
Ludvig Aberg and Matt Fitzpatrick are the players in form who can be big players for Europe this week and they could surprise the Americans as they look to impress in a tough environment such as the match play format.
Justin Rose has seen it all before from a Ryder Cup perspective and will look to show his experience and guide the rookies who play for the first time. Robert MacIntyre is one of those players who must relish this stage. It’s so important that these players step up and support the top players as they are going to be so key to Europe getting to the magic number to win back the trophy.
For the USA, they have plenty of players in fine form and who will enjoy the course in Rome. One of those who performs on any stage around the world is Scottie Scheffler. He plays his first overseas Ryder Cup and will be playing most of the time, so if he finds form, it could be a long two days for Europe before the singles are in play.
Scheffler is the model of consistency and although we have foursomes and fourballs, he could guide the team to a healthy position. Patrick Cantley is another player, who if he finds his A game can perform under pressure and with a strong European crowd, Cantley won’t be afraid to deliver when it matters.
Xander Schauffele and Colin Morikawa can perform well this week and with Brooks Koepka and Jordan Speith being experienced Ryder Cup players, they can guide the likes of Max Homa, who is making his debut.
It promises, as always, to be a brilliant three days of passionate golf, unlike no other tournament these players would have played in a while.
We start on Friday with a set of Foursomes and Fourballs, and this is repeated on Saturday. Then the Sunday brings singles match play which will likely swing one way and then the other. These top players will entertain us, but Europe are likely to have that special edge.
|Europe to win||21/20 Betfred|
|USA to win||11/10 USA|
With confidence high amongst the European players and a great enthusiasm within the team, Europe can look to Hovland, Mcllroy and Rahm to win back the Ryder Cup. Conditions are likely to suit the European players and at odds against with Betfred, our bet of the day is 21/20 with Betfred for Europe to win the Ryder Cup.