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Snedeker coming in for plenty of Ryder Cup support

| 26.09.2012

Brandt Snedeker has been arguably the most talked about player in the past week ahead of the Ryder Cup and punters have also been lumping on the US star having a big impact at Medinah.

Snedeker was priced towards the bottom of numerous Ryder Cup markets, but his victory in the Tour Championship has led punters to believe that he has been under-priced for success.

The big money for Snedeker has come for him gaining the most points of all of this year’s five Ryder Cup debutants.

Looking at the statistics of the recently completed PGA Tour season, Snedeker gained more strokes through putting than any other player on the circuit and also led the field in this department at the Tour Championship.

Putting will be critical at the Ryder Cup and Snedeker’s strengths in this department may lead to him being given more time out on the course than his fellow rookies.

It is 4/1 that he outscores Keegan Bradley (11/4), Webb Simpson (3/1), Jason Dufner (3/1) and sole European debutant Nicolas Colsaerts (11/2) in Illinois.

Meanwhile, Snedeker was one of four US wildcards for the Ryder Cup, with European captain Jose Maria Olazabal getting to name two of his own picks.

The new FedEx Cup champion is 6/1 to be the top-scoring wildcard, where he will have to score more points than the likes of Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson.

Being the overall top points scorer of the entire Ryder Cup is the third market where Snedeker is coming in for support, even if he is less likely than others to participate in all five potential matches.

Snedeker is 25/1 to be the top combined Ryder Cup points scorer and if this happens, the 4/6 that the US win the competition will look a big price.

All odds and markets correct as of publication



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.