Ryder Cup: Miracle at Gleneagles looking a long-way off for USA

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USA will need to repeat something similar to Europe’s amazing comeback at Medinah two years ago if they are to claim the Ryder Cup, following another disastrous afternoon in the foursomes on day two at Gleneagles.

Having reduced the overnight arrears by claiming 2 ½ of the four available points in the morning fourballs to make the score 6 ½ – 5 ½ in Europe’s favour going into the afternoon, it then all went drastically wrong once more for Tom Watson’s team.

By the end of the Saturday’s two sessions the men from across the pond were facing the exact same 10-6 scoreline which greeted the Europeans heading into Sunday’s singles in 2012.

As a result, Europe’s are now a short as 1/7 to win the overall match, the tie is way out a 12/1 and the Americans have drifted to 7/1.

Despite what happened on US soil during the last Ryder Cup, it will certainly take a brave punter to jump onboard with the faltering visitors following such a disappointing session, especially with the depth of talent available to European captain Paul McGinley.

Most punters will now aiming their mullah at what Europe’s winning scoreline will be or how big the margin of victory will be.

Worth noting the last time that Europe had forged such a lead heading into Sunday at the Ryder Cup on home soil, when it was 10-6 back in 2006, the men in blue claimed a mammoth 18 ½ – 9 ½ winning score.

Europe to rack up 18.5+ points at Gleneagles is a 14/1 chance, while 16.5-18 points overall is a 11/10 chance.

Lightning cannot surely strike twice so quickly in Ryder Cup history, can it?

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Christian Crowther

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