2014 Ryder Cup - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
With the 2014 Ryder Cup being played in Scotland, Team Europe will have the advantage of the home crowd. Starting on Friday, September 26th and wrapping up at some point on Sunday, September 28th, this year's event will be just the second Ryder Cup that has ever been played in Scotland! Despite what should be a great atmosphere, 2014 Ryder Cup will have a tall task of equaling the drama of the 2012 event, but this competition has a knack for creating memorable moments every time it's played.
On the card, the PGA Centenary Course actually plays to a Par-73, though it is unlikely that it will do so for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Most likely what will happen will be a Par-5 converted into a long Par-4 to play at a Par-72. PGABettingOdds.com will update this information once it has been definitively decided.
In the United States, the Ryder Cup has been broadcast by NBC since 1991, and will continue to do so for the 2014 edition. In fact, a recent agreement by the PGA and NBC will keep the Ryder Cup on the NBC family of networks through 2030. But since this is an international event, we'd be remiss to not mention the Sky Sports will carry coverage of this event across the United Kingdom.
Live Network Television Coverage (U.S.):
- Friday: 2:30am - 1:00pm ET
- Saturday: 3:00am - 11:30am ET 3:00am - 1:00pm ET
- Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am ET 7:00am - 1:00pm ET
Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles is a Jack Nicklaus design, and compared to many golf courses in Scotland, is relatively new. Built in 1993, the PGA Centenary Course is one of the most challenging in the United Kingdom. Stretching to more than 6,900 yards this Par-72/73 presents difficulties on every hole.
Set in the foothills Perthshire, Scotland there are great views of the Grampians Mountains. But players should not lose their focus, as the two-tiered greens that are featured on the majority of holes make it difficult to judge distance and break when lining up the flat stick. The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles is a fantastic venue to feature the 2014 Ryder Cup, and should put on a great championship.
The full list of 2014 Ryder Cup betting odds is now available and we've got most of them displayed further down this page. These include the odds to win as well as the top player from the U.S. and from Europe, as well as things like the exact margin of victory and winners of the individual days.
Heading into the week of the event the European team has gained a commanding lead in the betting lines with several of world's best players on the roster including Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and others; Europe is a -155 favorite according to Bovada. But does that mean the U.S. cannot win? Certainly not and the Americans will have plenty of talent with names like Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and Jim Furyk however not having Tiger Woods or Dustin Johnson have put the United States at a disadvantage.
Desipte what our hearts say, we're going to have to use our heads on this one and PGABettingOdds is going with Team Europe to raise the trophy again in 2014. The Europeans seem to have a bit more firepower than the Americans plus the 2014 Ryder Cup will be played in Scotland which is going to be overwhelmingly in favor of the Euros.
Matches for the 2014 Ryder Cup will be made the day before for the opening wave. From there though, the matches will be decided the day of for the afternoon rounds, and the night before for the morning rounds, leading into the singles matches on the final day.
2012 Ryder Cup
The 2012 Ryder Cup was held at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. Through three days of play, Team USA controlled a 10-6 advantage heading into the final Sunday of singles matches. The United States needed only 4.5 points to win compared to Team Europe needing 8 points, most thought it would be a United States victory.
Team Europe had other ideas though, and pulled off a comeback similar in fashion to the 1999 U.S. team. Europe won the singles matches 8.5 to 3.5 and came away with a victory in the Ryder Cup. Dubbed the 'Miracle at Medinah', it was arguably the best win by any European Team in Ryder Cup history.
2012 Ryder Cup - Leaderboard
- Team Europe 14.5
- Team USA 13.5