Ryder Cup Provides Opportunity For Players To Get In The Swing Of Arizona Sports Betting

Written By Grant Lucas on September 23, 2021
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Since the United States won 1999Team Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup.

Yet with the biennial team golf event happening on American soil this year, a makeup for the event cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps the US can get off the schneid in the 2021 event.

Hosted at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, the 2021 Ryder Cup brings out the top stars in golf. And in Arizona, the top legal sportsbooks in the state offer bettors the opportunity the cash in on some patriotic golf betting pride.

Ryder Cup golf betting odds at Arizona sportsbooks

The international team golf event has been fairly one-sided since the turn of the century.

Since falling to the Americans in 1999, Team Europe has not only found consistent success in the competition, which dates back to 1927, but it has steamrolled the United States. In fact, some of the largest victories have occurred since that 1999 US victory. Europe’s back-to-back wins of 18½-9½ in 2004 and 2006 marked the largest margins of defeat in the Ryder Cup since 1981.

To be fair, the US has also logged its fair share of lopsided wins, including a 16½-11½ win in 2008 and a 17-11 victory in 2016.

This year, the United States head into the Ryder Cup with favorable odds to bring the title back to American soil.

To Lift The TrophyBetMGM AZCaesars AZFanDuel AZ
Team USA-200-225-225
Team Europe+160+175+192

What is the format of the Ryder Cup?

Those who follow golf are used to weekly tournaments starting on a Thursday and wrapping up on a Sunday. The Ryder Cup, though, follows a different schedule.

With each team still features the customary 12 players, teams United States and Europe will trot out golfers for different formats for each of the Ryder Cup’s three days.

In fact, Friday will feature two different formats. The first day of the Ryder Cup will see both teams compete in alternate-shot matches, followed in the afternoon by better-ball competitions. Saturday will follow a similar schedule.

Sunday, though, will only be for individuals, as singles matches will take place to determine the winner of the Ryder Cup.

43rd Ryder Cup
Where: Whistling Straits — Sheboygan, Wisconsin
When: Sept. 24, 8 a.m. ET (Golf Channel); Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. ET (Golf Channel), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (NBC); Sept. 26, Noon ET (NBC)

Team USATeam Europe
Daniel BergerJon Rahm
Patrick CantlayViktor Hovland
Bryson DeChambeauRory Mcllroy
Harris EnglishTyrell Hatton
Tony FinauPaul Casey
Dustin JohnsonMatthew Fitzpatrick
Brooks KoepkaLee Westwood
Colin MorikawaTommy Fleetwood
Xander SchauffeleShane Lowry
Scottie SchefflerSergio Garcia
Jordan SpiethIan Poulter
Justin ThomasBernd Wiesberger

The Ryder Cup may be played in Wisconsin. But the tournament features a few players with ties to the Grand Canyon State.

  • Tony Finau:  Scottsdale resident
  • Jon Rahm: Scottsdale resident who played at Arizona State
  • Paul Casey: Scottsdale resident who played at Arizona State

Betting on the Ryder Cup in Arizona

For golf fans in Arizona, the Ryder Cup provides plenty of interest. Especially these days, with legal sports betting alive in well in the Grand Canyon State.

And fortunately for those individuals, Arizona mobile betting apps have rolled out enticing golf betting opportunities for the biggest team event in golf.

For example, BetMGM Arizona offers a $5 reward for every Team USA match win after bettors place $100 on the event. Not to be outdone, the Caesars Arizona sportsbook has posted some odds boosts for the tournament. They include a +225 line for the United States to win the Ryder Cup by at least 4.5 points. Caesars also offers a $50 free bet on the Ryder Cup if bettors wager $100 on who will finish as the top European or US golfer.

Similarly, FanDuel has posted an odds boost for the US to lead after the first day, a line of +125 that is up from the original -125.

Photo by AP / Jeff Roberson
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Grant Lucas is a longtime sports writer who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has covered games and written features and columns surrounding prep sports, Linfield and Oregon State athletics, the Portland Trail Blazers and golf throughout his career.

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