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2021 Ryder Cup Betting Guide - Free Bets, Betting Offers and Top Stats

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2021 Ryder Cup Overview

Event Details
Event Name2021 Ryder Cup
WhenFriday, 24 September – Sunday, 26 September 2021
WhereWhistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin
Live StreamingLive on Sky Sports Golf
Current HoldersTeam Europe
2021 Ante Post FavouritesTeam US

The Ryder Cup is the most eagerly anticipated event in the golfing calendar and all eyes will be on Whistling Straits, Wisconsin this weekend as Team USA and Team Europe battle it out for Ryder Cup glory.

As always, the world’s top golfers will be representing their respective teams and it’s shaping up to be yet another classic Ryder Cup.

Here at, we’ve got you covered with our Ryder Cup betting guide that includes the best Ryder Cup free bets, betting offers, and top stats.

2021 Ryder Cup Latest Betting Odds

  • Betfred Get 8/15 on Team USA to win the Ryder Cup cta_button_2
  • BetVictor Get 2/1 on Team Europe to win the Ryder Cup cta_button_2
  • Paddy Power Get 12/1 on the Ryder Cup to end in a Draw cta_button_2

How To Get Free Bets For The 2021 Ryder Cup

Check out all the best Free Bet offers for the 2021 Ryder Cup below.

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2021 Ryder Cup – Competition Format

The Ryder Cup sees Team USA going head-to-head with Team Europe over three days of action-packed golf.

Each team has 12 players taking part in a match play tournament for a total of 28 matches, each played over 18 holes.

On Friday and Saturday, there are four four-ball matches (between two teams of two golfers scoring individually) and four foursomes (between two teams of two golfers taking alternate shots).

Sunday brings 12 singles matches where players from both teams compete against each other.

The winner or winners of each match earn a point for their team with half a point awarded for any tie.

To win the Ryder Cup outright, a team must collect 14½ of the 28 points available – in the case of a 14-14 draw, the winning team of the previous Ryder Cup retain the trophy.

2021 Ryder Cup – The Teams

Some of the world’s top golfers will be in action at this year’s Ryder Cup with Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington naming strong lineups.

Team USA (Captain – Steve Stricker)

  • Collin Morikawa 
  • Dustin Johnson 
  • Bryson DeChambeau 
  • Brooks Koepka 
  • Justin Thomas 
  • Patrick Cantlay 
  • Tony Finau 
  • Xander Schauffele  
  • Jordan Spieth 
  • Harris English 
  • Daniel Berger 
  • Scottie Scheffler

Team Europe (Captain – Padraig Harrington)

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Jon Rahm
  • Paul Casey
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Tommy Fleetwood 
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Lee Westwood
  • Bernd Wiesberger 
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Ian Poulter
  • Shane Lowry

2021 Ryder Cup – Top Stats

  • World ranking goes out the window – the team with the best average world ranking has won just three of the last 10 Ryder Cups.
  • Home advantage is key – there have been eight home victories in the last 10 Ryder Cups.
  • The favourites don’t always win – the bookies’ market leaders have won only five of the last 10 Ryder Cups.

2021 Ryder Cup – What To Bet On

  • Who will lift the trophy you’re having a bet on who will win the Ryder Cup, just remember it can end in a draw.
  • Correct score betting like on the football, you’re placing a bet on what the final score will be at the end of the three days.
  • Top scorer betting – this market lets you have a bet on which player will score the most points for their team.
  • Four-balls, foursome, and singles betting – all these markets let you have a bet on who will win the individual matches over the three days.

Previous Ryder Cups

Team Europe are the current Ryder Cup holders after running out comfortable winners at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France in 2018.

Here is a list of the last 10 Ryder Cup winners;

  • 2018 Team Europe won 17½-10½
  • 2016 – Team USA won 17-11
  • 2014 – Team Europe won 16½-11½
  • 2012 – Team Europe won 14½-13½
  • 2010 – Team Europe won 14½-13½
  • 2008 – Team USA won 16½-11½
  • 2006 – Team Europe won 18½-9½
  • 2004 – Team Europe won 18½-9½
  • 2002 – Team Europe won 15½-12½
  • 1999 – Team USA won 14½-13½ 

2021 Ryder Cup – FAQ’s