Tiger Woods’ odds of earning a spot on the US Ryder Cup team have disintegrated after he strengthened his claims with a strong showing in the USPGA Championship.
Woods followed up his 6th place finish at the British Open by finishing runner-up to Brooks Koepka in the final major of the season and is now a heavy odds-on shot to have forced his way into Jim Furyk’s plans in a playing capacity.
The 14-time major champion was already confirmed as a Vice-Captain for the Ryder Cup in Paris next month, but his recent spike in form and subsequent clamour for him to be part of the 12 man line up…
has seen us cut his odds all the way into 1/33 from quotes of 9/2 just a month ago.
Phil Mickelson is a hot 1/10 shot to pick up a wildcard selection from USA captain Jim Furyk with Bryson Dechambeau the other odds-on shot in the betting at 1/2. Matt Kuchar (6/4), Tony Finau (2/1) Xander Shauffele (9/4) and double major winner Zach Johnson (7/2) are also in contention.
Jim Furyk is 10/11 to be the winning captain and oversee the first American side to bag two consecutive Ryder Cup successes since Tom Watson steered them to victory at The Belfry in 1993.
Europe, who were once odds-on shots earlier in the season, are now 6/5 to come out on top on home soil for the sixth consecutive time.
*Prices correct at time of publication