Friday at Gleneagles belonged to Europe, but with so much golf still to be played at the 2014 Ryder Cup, we offer up a trio of best bets to accompany Saturday’s exhilarating action.
Following the announcements of day two’s morning fourballs we have drawn up a fresh selection of tips:
Jamie Donaldson and Lee Westwood to beat Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan @ 11/10
Unlike poor old Stephen Gallacher, Donaldson was one of Europe’s other two rookies to shine on day one, as he and partner Westwood saw off Furyk and Matt Kuchar by two holes in the foursomes.
Sometimes partnerships just work in Ryder Cup golf and the Welshman and the Englishman’s chemistry shouldn’t be affected by the change in format.
Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson to beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar @ 5/6
With all eyes on Europe’s star pairing of Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy, Rose and Stenson slipped under the radar somewhat before play commenced, but it was immediately obvious this was a magical combination.
By winning the first match of the whole event in crushing Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson 5&4, the pair set the tone for Europe’s successful day and followed that up with another convincing 2&1 victory over Mahan and Zach
Johnson in the foursomes.
Morning fourballs correct score 2-2 @ 11/4
After predicting a pair of wins for the aforementioned European pairings, it could easily be the reverse in the other two matches.
USA’s own surprise packages, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, will be super confident against Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn having trounced Ian Poulter and Gallacher 5&4.
Meanwhile, Poulter looked horribly out of touch on Friday and even his new partner McIlroy may not be able to carry the Englishman against impressive point-scoring duo Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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