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Ryder Cup Betting

After 2 years of waiting, Europe have the Ryder Cup back on home soil as they gear up at Celtic Manor trying to win back the Ryder Cup. The team has never looked in better shape and indeed Captain Monty could have fielded 2 more than capable teams in this year's Ryder cup. I see a pretty comfortable victory for Europe in this year's Ryder cup at Celtic manor in Wales and Paddypower in a PR stunt, have already paid out on a European victory!

I've looked around all the significant markets for a bit of value and here are a few decent bets for the Ryder cup this year:

Top Points Scorer: Graeme McDowell E/W @ 16/1 and Martin Kaymer E/W @ 12/1 (Places 1/4) McDowell has won already at Celtic Manor this year, shooting 2 very low rounds at the weekend and likely to play with Rory McIlroy in the doubles. Kaymer is a serious player now, confidence high and rumoured to be playing with Westwood.

Check out my dutch bet on the To Hole Winning Putt market

Top American Rookie: Matt Kuchar win @ 3/1 (Skybet) Only a 5 runner market and 3 of those 5 you wouldn't expect to play 4 doubles matches so it looks like it may be a 2 horse race between Kuchar and Dustin Johnson. Kuchar has arguably been the best player on Tour this year. You can get almost evens if you fancy dutching those 2.

Any Player to score 5 points @ 4/1 (general) Plenty of really strong looking doubles teams this year with and easy to see a 1 or more players collecting maximum points from the doubles and use the confidence for Sunday's singles.

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Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.


Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

Golf Betting Tips Model

Note: all the most accurate up to date player and course data to input into this interactive golf betting model is in the NicsPicks Course Fit Manual 2022


My course fit profiling model for golf betting tips uses highly evolved golf nuance and betting intuition, precise parameters and inputs based on Bayesian analysis, plus years of empirical evidence through observing, betting and documenting golf and stats... find out more

What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

Progressive Form Golf Betting Model



To check the latest player finishing positions for golf betting tips see the official world golf rankings and search/click a golfer. Input these numbers into the interactive golf model above, following the guide.

Winning Golf Betting Tips:


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Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1 and 60/1

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