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Europe have pulled off one of the great sporting comebacks to win the Ryder Cup in Chicago. The Americans went into the final day 10-6 in the lead but a stunning Sunday singles performance has seen Europe storm back to win the matches 14.5 to 13.5. It is already being called the miracle of Medinah with Martin Kaymer sinking the putt to take the Europeans to 14 points to round off one of the most amazing days in sporting history.
The Ryder Cup Odds for 2014 have already been drawn up and the Europeans are the early favourites to retain the Cup on home soil. The Americans will head to Gleneagles in Scotland trying to put Medinah behind them and take the Cup home for the first time since they won in Valhalla in 2008.
The Ryder Cup Singles could well be the key again this time around with the 12 players from each team going off against each other. The Europeans produced a stunning comeback to win the Ryder Cup at Medinah in the singles which goes to prove that no team has their hands on the Cup until that winning putt drops.
The USA Ryder Cup Team
The USA Ryder Cup Team this year will be captained by Davis Love III, himself a former Ryder Cup player. The team will comprise of some of the top ranked players in the world, such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and on paper they will be a very strong Team indeed. They will have the extra motivation this time around as they look to regain the trophy after they lost out in tight fashion back at Celtic Manor two years ago
Tiger Woods is looking back to somewhere near his best and will be an important part of the team alongside some younger American names. Webb Simpson who won the US Open earlier this year looks set to make his debut while the same can be said of Jason Dufner who has been red hot on the PGA Tour so far in 2012.
European Ryder Cup Team
The European Ryder Cup Team will be captained by Jose Maria Olazabal, who finally gets the ‘Captains armband’ for the European Team and will be a huge influence on the players. The team as always will have a good mix of experience and youthful aggression that has been a winning formula for so long and they will arrive at Medinah as keen as ever to win.They will be bidding to defend the trophy in 2012 after winning in 2010 against a resurgent American team, it will be tougher on foreign soil but the Europeans will be confident.
The European Team looks good shape with a good mix of youth and experience making up the team, we will be seeing the likes of Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald leading the away team. Mcilroy in particular is looking in particularly good shape and it would be no surprise to see him leading the Top European Player Betting for the Medinah matches.
The 2012 Ryder Cup Golf Course
The 2012 Ryder Cup Course this year will be the prestigious Medinah Country Club near Chicago and it will be the first time ever that the course will have hosted the Ryder Cup. Preparations have been going on in Chicago for a number of years and the Ryder Cup Matches will be played on the excellent Number 3 course which is in great shape to welcome the golfing world. Medinah has hosted a number of Major Champions down the years and with plenty of development going on we are expecting a real test for both the Americans and the Europeans.
Ryder Cup Captains
The Ryder Cup Captains for the 2012 matches at Medinah will be Jose Maria Olazabal for Europe and Davis Love III for the USA team. The European Ryder Cup Captain will be charged with retaining the trophy while the US Ryder Cup Captain will be trying to regain the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. It will be interesting to see how the mind games between Olazabal and Love pan out over the coming months and during the matches as they could be crucial in the final outcome of the trophy.
Ryder Cup Players
The 2012 Ryder Cup will be fought out by the top players from USA and Europe. The teams will be made up of experience and youth with the likes of Tiger Woods for USA and Lee Westwood for Europe likely to be crucial over the three days. The teams look very evenly matched this time around with the Americans looking to bounce back from their defeat in Wales two years ago. The European players have dominated the Ryder Cup though over the last decade and they will be confident of heading across the Atlantic to upset the home team in Chicago.
2012 Ryder Cup Betting Odds
The Ryder Cup Golf Betting Odds currently have the Europeans and the Americans fighting for favouritism for Medinah. The Europeans have had the advantage in recent years but home soil gives the Americans a real chance of claiming the win. On paper it would also be difficult to the away team should not be ruled out, the Europeans have several big guns high up in the world rankings and will be hoping to continue their dominance in Chicago. The Americans though will feature a number of top class young players and will be eager to win the cup for the first time since 2008. Golf backers will have hundreds of options to consider and will be able to keep check with the results and odds via this site.
The European Ryder Cup Match odds will be available along with live scores and individual match odds right from the first shot on the first tee and will be updated for you throughout the Match. There will be some fantastic opportunities for you to back the European’s at prices that might vary as the match progresses.
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