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Difficult to oppose the United States in The Presidents Cup

| 29.09.2013

The United States have been the dominant force in this Ryder Cup-style event and that looks likely to continue in their own back yard as they field their strongest possible team in Ohio.

Since its inception in 1994, this biennial matchplay tournament has only seen International winners once and that was on Australian soil back in 1998.

Following that, the ensuing six tournaments have seen the USA claim victory five times, while The Presidents Cup was shared in 2003 in South Africa.

On US soil, the Americans have been untouchable; winning on all five occasions and this gives more than enough justification on its own to plump for another star-spangled triumph at Muirfield Village, priced at 1/3 with Ladbrokes.

Of the 12 players US captain Fred Couples has selected, six of them can be found residing in the top ten of the season-ending FedExCup standings.

Including world number one Tiger Woods, the hosts call upon five other players also in the top ten of the official world rankings; in British Open Champion Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and the latest winner of a Major, Jason Dufner.

The International team (which does not include any European players) is by no means weak, but in comparison to the star-studded US team it does pail slightly.

World number two and Masters champion Adam Scott leads the way, while fellow Aussie Jason Day is a great addition to the side, as the Muirfield Village course in Ohio which hosts this year’s event
is local resident Day’s home course.

Day is therefore a tempting pick to score the most points for the International team in this matchplay scenario at 6/1.

Meanwhile, it’s worth noting Open champion Mickleson – also a 6/1 shot to top score for his side – has notched the most amount of points for the United States over The Presidents Cup’s relatively short history.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.