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USA Hope To End 30-Year Ryder Cup Drought On European Soil

Andy Newton
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The 44th edition on the Ryder Cup will be one of the big sporting events grabbing the headlines this weekend – with the three-day tournament set to ‘tee-off’ on Friday 29th September. The USA are the current holders and 27-time winners, but, did you know – most of their recent successes have come when hosting.

USA Last Won The Ryder Cup In Europe In 1993

The 2023 Ryder Cup betting market suggests a tight clash this week, with the money coming in the last few days for Europe to make them the new favourites @ Evs, with USA just a whisker back @ 11/10 with the best UK betting sites.

But, what is the reason for this flood of betting money for Europe as the competition draws nearer?

One suggestion is that golf punters are latching onto the incredible home record that Europe have in the Ryder Cup in recent years.

This week’s Ryder Cup will be staged at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy – which means hosting duties for Europe – and, if you like your golf stats, this suggest terrible news for the USA team.

Why? Well, the American side last lifted the famous gold golf cup on European soil back in 1993 – a full 30 years ago!

Over that period there have been six Ryder Cup tournaments held in Europe and the Europeans have WON THEM ALL.

Yes, the most recent Europe win came in France in 2019 with a 17 1/2 – 10 1/2 win, then you have to go all the way back to 1993 at the Belfry to find the last USA success away from their homeland.

There Have Only Been Two Ryder Cup Ties

The tight Ryder Cup betting might also sway golf betting fans to wager any free bets they might have on a tie @ 11/1 with the top golf betting sites.

For this to happen the sides will both need to win exactly 14 points each from the 28 on offer.

Yes, it’s possible and, in one of the closest betting markets for some time, maybe that would be a fair result.

However, from the 43 previous Ryder Cups played, since the first one in 1927 – there have only been TWO TIES.

The first came back in 1969 and the most recent in 1989.

If there is a Ryder Cup tie, it’s the holders that retain the cup – in this case that would be the USA, who won the 2021 renewal at Whistling Straits.

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Andy Newton

Andy Newton is a well-known horse racing and sports betting writer that specialises in using key trends and stats to help find winners and unique betting approaches. Over the years, Andy has built up many industry contacts, including with some of the leading horse racing stables in the UK with his time running the Trainers-Quotes site and has also ghost-written for former top jockey Richard Dunwoody. Andy is also the former sports betting editor of odds comparison site Easyodds and JuiceStorm and appeared on many betting podcasts for MatchBook and BetBright. You can also find his views via his monthly Racing Ahead magazine column, which he’s held a slot for over 10 years. Now a regular on Bettingsites.co.uk too giving his views, trends and tips mainly on horse racing and football - so if there's a stat to be unearthed and it's a sport, Andy is sure to find an interesting betting angle. Here’s a look at a sampling of where Andy’s expertise has been mentioned: Racing Ahead Magazine Trainers-Quotes JuiceStorm GeeGeez