Ryder Cup Free Bets

Ding! Ding! Ding! It's the Americans vs the Europeans in one of the most emotionally charged and anticipated golfing tournaments on the calender. It's played every two years and is hugely popular; imagine any American Hollywood sports movie, only for real.

How to use your free Ryder Cup bets

Using your Ryder Cup free bets can be done in a similar way to using regular golf free bets. Once you have selected the free bet offer that best suits your budget and betting style from the FREEbets.org.uk menu you should then to go to the bookmaker and register for your new account.

After you are all set up with your new sports betting account it is time to utilise your Ryder Cup free bets. Begin by navigating your way to the golf section of your chosen bookmaker, then find the Ryder Cup section. Here you will see a range of Ryder Cup markets, the number and variety of which will depend upon your bookmaker.

Find the market and the selection that you would like to bet on then add it to your bet slip. Once you have added all your desired selections to the slip tick the box that indicates you wish to use your Ryder Cup free bets, then hit confirm.

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Why is the Ryder Cup so popular?

Once every two years 12 Europeans and 12 Americans do battle for the Ryder Cup. Although the four Majors throughout the year are seen as the sport’s pinnacle and that upon which the game’s great players are judged, many of golf’s most memorable moments are ingrained in Ryder Cup history.

While the Presidents Cup, which pits America against the Rest of the World, follows a similar format, the Ryder Cup evokes emotions and passion like no other golfing event. The venue for the biennial competition alternates between Europe and the U.S.A. with raucous home support often playing a pivotal role in the outcome.

Ryder Cup - Europe v USA

The tournament is played over a match play format. Each Ryder Cup contested consists of eight foursomes matches, eight fourball matches and 12 singles matches, with all matches played over 18 holes. The winner of each match earns a point for their team, with a 1/2 point going to each player for any match that is tied after 18 holes.

Ryder Cup free bets can be used to bet on any of the 28 individual matches throughout the event, as well as who will win the Ryder Cup, which player will score the most points for their team, which player will score the winning point and even which players will be named in their respective teams.

In 2001 the PGA European Tour decided to put out the Ryder Cup hosting rights from 2018 through 2030 to a competitive bid process throughout Europe. Ryder Cup Europe confirmed that six countries – France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden – had announced their intention to bid for the 2018 Ryder Cup.

The deadline for the submission of bids was set for 30 April 2010; Sweden withdrew from the bidding early that month, while the Spanish bidding host city of Tres Cantos showed poor popular support.

The 2016 Ryder Cup will be played at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota from September 30 to October 2.

"I trust that the effect of this match will be to influence a cordial, friendly and peaceful feeling throughout the whole civilized world." - Samuel Ryder

What can I use my Ryer Cup free bet on?

At the moment not much with the competition more than 18 months away, but some bookies do have limited odds on the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Odds on the overall winner (USA/Europe/draw) are already up as are the years the Americans will next lift the trophy having seen the Europeans win the last three.

Other markets to bet for free on the Ryder Cup include:

  • European Captain
  • American Captain
  • To Make the European Team
  • To Make the American Team


Introduce the teams for me...

Ok, you have two teams ready to go battle; the Americans and the Europeans. In the last few decades the Americans have dominated but the plucky Europeans have come back in the last few years and snacthed victory in the sytel of every underdog in any Hollywood sports movie.

First up...

The European Ryder Cup Team

Captain for the European Ryder Cup team will be Darren Clarke, who has won the tournament four times as a player and was a non-playing vice-captain for wins in 2010 and 2012. He was selected ahead of Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn of Denmark.

Clarke is yet to pick his team but it's likely some of the name from the successful 2014 team will return, including:  Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher.

The European Ryder Cup team for 2014, which won for the third time, was comprised of the leading five members of The Ryder Cup European Points list at the conclusion of the Italian Open and Deutsche Bank Championship, plus the leading five members (not otherwise qualified) from the Ryder Cup World Points List.

Ryder Cup free bets can be used to punt on which player(s) will be named in the European team for 2016, as well as betting on who will be Europe’s top points scorer once the event begins and how many points each individual player will score.

Next, it's the hosts...

The USA Ryder Cup Team

The USA Ryder Cup 2014 had the top nine players in the United States points system on August 10, 2014, plus three captain's picks made by Tom Watson...and still didn't win.

It's expected that Davis Love III will be announced as captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup and he has some work on his hands to turn the Amerians around after three defeats on the bounce.

The likes of Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson are sure to be there again next year but will Tiger Woods rejoin having missed the 2014 Ryder Cup? 

Team USA Ryder Cup free bets can be used to bet on which players will be named in the Ryder Cup team, which players will receive captain’s picks and which player will score the most points for their team.

The 2016 team also hasn't been picked yet.

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