Ryder cup review

Team USA crush Team Europe by a ten point winning margin.

Team Europe were outclassed by their opponents, but a number of our team played poorly over the three days. Plus the captaincy, via Harrington and his assistants appeared to be uninspiring. In hindsight Harrington should have picked more in form youngsters as wild cards, but easy to say now.

With regard to our selections:

We did OK in regard to the in play picks, after a poor first day.

On day one we had one winner and four losers and lost 7.1 points. The partnership of Koepka and Berger in the foursomes was our sole winner.

Day two was much better, four from four emailed selections won. A profit of 11.55 points.

Day three was tricky! Who was up for it? We had one winner and two losers. Rory played better to beat Xander Schauffele, who was poor. Bryson DeChambeau comfortably beat Sergio Garcia. Sergio was carried by Jon Rahm all week and in hindsight we should have had more points on this one. Tony Finau was beaten by Ian Poulter. Finau was poor and Poulter was OK. So on the day we lost 2.2 points.

So, in total we made a 2.25 points profit on the in play picks.


The pre tournament bets went badly. We lost 12 points.

Justin Thomas played OK but no more. He seemed to spend most of his time stoking the crowd! He managed to win 2.5 points from four matches. Dustin Johnson was the top combined points scorer with a maximum five points.

Rory McIlroy did not turn up and only won his singles match thanks mostly to a poor effort from Xander Schauffele. Jon Rahm, the short priced favourite for the market, won Top Euro points scorer.

The winning margin was ten points and we were on four to six points. I did predict a beating but obviously not that big.

A bad show from Team Europe and from us with our pre tournament selections.


All the best Martin