Europe lead 9.5 to 6.5 as they enter the final day of the Ryder Cup
The European team dominated the fourth session of fourballs and foursomes to lead the Ryder Cup by 9.5 points to 6.5.
Europe had faced a two point deficit after the USA team’s excellent showing on Saturday, but a rousing speech from European captain Colin Montgomerie saw Europe head into the start of Sunday’s play up in all six matches.
Europe converted that dominance into 5.5 points and they are now the 1/6 favourites to win the Ryder Cup.
The announcement of the singles pairings makes interesting reading in the 2010 Ryder Cup betting odds market.
Monty has decided to throw out his best players first as Europe look for the five points that would win them the Ryder Cup.
Lee Westwood is out first against Steve Stricker before Rory McCIlroy takes on Stewart Cink.
Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer and Ian Poulter are tasked with the job of finding the points for a European victory but an upset will be found in one of those matches and Poulter’s tie with Kuchar could be the one that gives the USA a point.
Monty has decided to send his strongest guys out leaving Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell at the bottom of the list in case Europe are struggling come Monday afternoon.
Tiger Woods is out the middle order for USA and he will face Francesco Molinari with the other Molinari brother, Edoardo, facing Rickie Fowler.
Europe need just five points to win the Ryder Cup and they are available at 8/1 to lose the singles 7-5.
That would be enough to reclaim the Ryder Cup but Europe are also available at 10/11 to win today’s singles and claim the Ryder Cup in style.
USA are 6/1 to win the Ryder Cup. See the full 2010 Ryder Cup betting odds market here.