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Las Vegas pegs Europe as Ryder Cup favorites

The beginning of the biggest week in golf has the Europeans firmly entrenched as the favorite for the 40th Ryder Cup matches, which begin Friday morning at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, Paul McGinley’s European team is a -190 favorite to win its sixth Ryder Cup in the last 15 years.

Team USA, which is a +170 underdog, has not won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993 when a Tom Watson-captained team won 15-13 at the Brabazon Course at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England.

In the last biennial match at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, the U.S. was a favorite +125 to Europe’s -145 and eventually lost 14.5-13.5 as the Europeans overcame a 4-point deficit in Sunday singles.

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The 2014 Ryder Cup

Gleneagles Hotel – Perthshire, Scotland, Sept. 26-28

ODDS TO WIN (2-WAY RESULT/TIE NO BET):

  • USA . . . +170
  • EUROPE . . . -190

ODDS TO WIN (3-WAY RESULT):

  • USA . . . +180
  • EUROPE . . . -165
  • TIE . . . +1200

TOP AMERICAN POINTS SCORER:

  • RICKIE FOWLER . . . 5/1
  • PHIL MICKELSON . . . 6/1
  • MATT KUCHAR . . . 8/1
  • JIM FURYK . . . 8/1
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY . . . 8/1
  • BUBBA WATSON . . . 8/1
  • JORDAN SPIETH . . . 10/1
  • HUNTER MAHAN . . . 12/1
  • WEBB SIMPSON . . . 12/1
  • ZACH JOHNSON . . . 12/1
  • JIMMY WALKER . . . 15/1
  • PATRICK REED . . . 20/1

TOP EUROPEAN POINTS SCORER:

  • RORY McILROY . . . 7/2
  • SERGIO GARCIA . . . 6/1
  • JUSTIN ROSE . . . 13/2
  • IAN POULTER . . . 7/1
  • HENRIK STENSON . . . 8/1
  • GRAEME McDOWELL . . . 10/1
  • MARTIN KAYMER . . . 10/1
  • LEE WESTWOOD . . . 10/1
  • VICTOR DUBUISSON . . . 20/1
  • JAMIE DONALDSON . . . 20/1
  • THOMAS BJORN . . . 20/1
  • STEPHEN GALLACHER . . . 25/1

TOP COMBINED POINTS SCORER:

  • RORY McILROY . . . 7/2
  • SERGIO GARCIA . . . 12/1
  • JUSTIN ROSE . . . 12/1
  • RICKIE FOWLER . . . 12/1
  • PHIL MICKELSON . . . 12/1
  • IAN POULTER . . . 12/1
  • MATT KUCHAR . . . 15/1
  • JIM FURYK . . . 15/1
  • HENRIK STENSON . . . 15/1
  • GRAEME McDOWELL . . . 15/1
  • MARTIN KAYMER . . . 15/1
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY . . . 15/1
  • BUBBA WATSON . . . 20/1
  • JORDAN SPIETH . . . 20/1
  • LEE WESTWOOD . . . 20/1
  • HUNTER MAHAN . . . 25/1
  • WEBB SIMPSON . . . 25/1
  • ZACH JOHNSON . . . 30/1
  • VICTOR DUBUISSON . . . 30/1
  • JAMIE DONALDSON . . . 30/1
  • THOMAS BJORN . . . 30/1
  • JIMMY WALKER . . . 30/1
  • PATRICK REED . . . 50/1
  • STEPHEN GALLACHER . . . 50/1

In case of a tie among individual point winners on either squad or overall, odds will be divided by number of first-place finishers.

CORRECT SCORE:

  • USA 20 – EUROPE 8 . . . 200/1
  • USA 19.5 – EUROPE 8.5 . . . 150/1
  • USA 19 – EUROPE 9 . . . 125/1
  • USA 18.5 – EUROPE 9.5 . . . 100/1
  • USA 18 – EUROPE 10 . . . 60/1
  • USA 17.5 – EUROPE 10.5 . . . 40/1
  • USA 17 – EUROPE 11 . . . 30/1
  • USA 16.5 – EUROPE 11.5 . . . 20/1
  • USA 16 – EUROPE 12 . . . 15/1
  • USA 15.5 – EUROPE 12.5 . . . 12/1
  • USA 15 – EUROPE 13 . . . 10/1
  • USA 14.5 – EUROPE 13.5 . . . 10/1

• TIE 14 – 14 . . . 12/1

  • EUROPE 20 – USA 8 . . . 80/1
  • EUROPE 19.5 – USA 8.5 . . . 50/1
  • EUROPE 19 – USA 9 . . . 40/1
  • EUROPE 18.5 – USA 9.5 . . . 30/1
  • EUROPE 18 – USA 10 . . . 25/1
  • EUROPE 17.5 – USA 10.5 . . . 20/1
  • EUROPE 17 – USA 11 . . . 15/1
  • EUROPE 16.5 – USA 11.5 . . . 12/1
  • EUROPE 16 – USA 12 . . . 10/1
  • EUROPE 15.5 – USA 12.5 . . . 10/1
  • EUROPE 15 – USA 13 . . . 7/1
  • EUROPE 14.5 – USA 13.5 . . . 8/1

• ANY OTHER SCORE . . . 30/1

28 points must be scored for action

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