So far so good, as far as the European Ryder Cup team is concerned. A 10-6 lead is very strong to take into today’s singles, although those with good memories will know it doesn’t guarantee success – think Brookline and Medinah!
The American team is traditionally strong in this format, which tends to suggest that the pre-match prediction of Lap of the Odds of Europe to win by 1-3 points still has a good chance.
Turning to the individual singles clashes, it has been pretty obvious throughout the previous two days that some players are just not in form. For example, Europe’s captain Thomas Bjorn has rested his close friend Thorbjorn Olesen for all but one of the sessions, while US captain Jim Furyk has done something similar with one of his wildcard picks Phil Mickelson.
On the flip side, there have been some players who have been superb. The partnership of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari has created history in winning all four of their matches, while Jordan Speith has won three points for the Americans and putted like a dream.
And luckily some of these players collide. We’ll take Molinari to beat Mickelson, Fleetwood to beat out of sorts Tony Finau and Spieth to topple Olesen as a treble.
Recommendation: Molinari, Fleetwood and Speith to win their singles as a treble, 1 pt, at approximately 100/30, widely available
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