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.
Latest Ryder Cup News
Davis Love III has confirmed his fourth and final Ryder Cup wildcard pick with Ryan Moore getting the nod to join Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and J.B Holmes in being named as part of the USA's team. Moore put in an impressive showing in the Tour Championship where lost out narrowly to Rory McIlroy via a play-off. The 33-year-old has Tour wins to his name but he has never previously represented his country in this event. His inclusion means that there is no place for Bubba Watson, who has previously featured for the States in each of the last three tournaments. The two-time Masters champion and world number seven's exclusion means that the USA will now have two debutants with Moore joining Brooks Koepka in making his Ryder Cup bow. However Watson will still be involved in team USA as he fills the role as one of Davis Love's vice-captains.
Despite an under-par year on the PGA tour, Rickie Fowler has been able to secure a spot despite posting just two top-ten finishes in his previous 12 starts. Matt Kuchar has been named to make his fourth appearance in the competition whilst Holmes will return to the side for the first time since he played in the USA's triumphant tournament in 2008. The latter pair both impressed in the recent BMW Championship where they were able to record a joint fourth finish whilst Fowler's previously mentioned woes were evident as he was only able to finish 59th.
With the 2016 Ryder Cup almost upon us, it's well worth getting your bets in now. Can Europe's dominance continue? Or will this be the year the USA finally strike back?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2016 European team has seen some of the names from the successful 2014 team will return, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer. There are also a clutch of new names selected by Clarke such as Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood.
The European team in full:
- Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)
- Danny Willett (England)
- Henrik Stenson (Sweden)
- Chris Wood (England)
- Sergio Garcia (Spain)
- Rafa Cabrera-Bello (Spain)
- Justin Rose (England)
- Andy Sullivan (England)
- Matthew Fitzpatrick (England)
- Lee Westwood (England)
- Martin Kaymer (Germany)
- Thomas Pieters (Belgium)
Ryder Cup free bets can be used to punt 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.
Davis Love III captained the US in 2012 and will be returning as captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup, though he has some work on his hands to turn the Americans around after three defeats on the bounce.
The USA team so far:
- Dustin Johnson
- Jordan Spieth
- Phil Mickelson
- Patrick Reed
- Jimmy Walker
- Brooks Koepka
- Bradnt Snedeker
- Zach Johnson
- Bubba Watson
- J.B Holmes
- Rickie Fowler
- Matt Kuchar
Team USA Ryder Cup free bets can be used to bet on which player will score the most points for their team and who will be the USA's highest individual scorer.
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