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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

3 Rules for Betting on the 2012 Ryder (stress on the first syllable) Cup. 

1) Plenty of matches will go the distance

If the 2010 version wasn’t exciting enough for you, 2012 promises to be even tighter. Neither Europe or USA have a weak player in their ranks, and with the US young guns even picking up a few Majors of late, the pressure isn’t all on Tiger and Mickelson.

Betfair have a fascinating market on how many matches will go the distance (either dormie 1 or all-square going into 18). Under 10.5 matches is just under evens whilst over 10.5 is 2.04. The last five contests have all seen at least 10 matches go all the way (although the last two only saw that number exactly), so we would recommend a definite overs selection.

2) Leading Sunday morning = Winning Sunday night

Despite the mass of points up for grabs on a Ryder Cup Singles Sunday, not since 1999 has a singles lead been overturned on the final day. And if it is America in the box seat, this statistic becomes ever more vital, given the States have won 11 of the past 16 singles battles.

3) Individual Markets

Some things you just need to know:

Lee Westwood has won six of his seven Ryder Cup encounters with Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods has won the last two Majors played at Medinah, but has won only one of the six Ryder Cups he has been involved in

Sergio Garcia has lost four of the five singles sessions he’s taken part in.

But Garcia and Luke Donald have won all four matches they’ve played in as a pair.

Luke Donald has a 100% record in foursomes, winning all six matches he’s taken part in.

Jim Furyk has won just two points from his last seven Ryder Cup matches and has won only four of his 20 matches in foursomes and fourballs.

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