Ryder Cup Odds
Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington have unexpectedly long evaluation periods in selecting their teams for the 2021 Ryder Cup, as do bettors in analyzing Ryder Cup betting odds.
The Ryder Cup began as a biennial, odd-year event in 1927. Even when the Second World War forced the cancellation of four straight Ryder Cups from 1939-45, it continued as an odd-year event in 1947 and remained such until the September 11 attacks forced a one-year postponement to 2002. The tournament was played again in 2004 and kept an even-year schedule until the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 Ryder Cup into 2021 and back to an odd-year event. Now scheduled for late September at Whistling Straits, the tournament will be one of the season's last remaining golf betting opportunities.
The postponement did not reset the qualifying, however. Instead of a typical two-year qualifying period, the 2021 Ryder Cup has a three-year qualifying period that began at the start of the 2019 season and will carry through the BMW Championship.
Xander Schauffele, for example, was 10th in the points standings last September when the Ryder Cup was originally scheduled to be played, four spots outside the line for automatic qualifiers. While he could’ve – and likely would’ve – been one of Stricker’s six captain’s picks, he wasn’t guaranteed a spot. Schauffele now has until late August to climb the points standings and secure a place on a United States team.
How to Bet
At BetMGM, you can bet on any combination of golfers and teams before the tournament begins on September 24. And you can also view Ryder Cup live odds throughout the three days with access to every online sports betting opportunity.
Whether you like Stricker and the United States to rebound at Whistling Straits or Harrington and Europe to win its 10th Ryder Cup since 1995, BetMGM is your ticket for Ryder Cup team betting and all golf odds.
Live Golf Betting
Live sports betting is available for the Ryder Cup. With up-to-the-minute live odds throughout the three days in Wisconsin, live golf betting is a unique opportunity to increase your pre-tournament positions, hedge your bets, or partake in one-of-a-kind entertainment.
While watching the Ryder Cup on TV or tracking scores online, you can browse live golf odds and place your winning bets with Ryder Cup Live Betting.