The Ryder Cup is all about the points, so we went through and did some number crunching! While the American team has a historically stronger record, 26 wins to Europe’s 13, many things factor in to winning the Ryder Cup. We added the current team veterans’ points and weighed them to give our own ‘points’ to each team based on the results!
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Winner: Team U.S.A – Mickelson’s impressive 11 consecutive appearances combine with their low number of rookies to give Team U.S.A. the upper hand. It’s also worth noting that American rookie Justin Thomas is the current World Golf Ranked No. 1, narrowly beating out Justin Rose – even with his recent winning of the FedEx Cup Championship!
Winner: Team U.S.A. – Although it was a tough call on this stat, ultimately whole points matter more than halves.
Winner: Team Europe – Even with a similar number of matches played by their current team members, they simply dominate the Americans.
Winner: Halve – Both teams are pretty evenly matched when it comes to Singles play, and each individual can very greatly depending on the day and surrounding conditions. Ultimately, we’re betting on Team U.S.A. to take Singles play, in part due to Tiger’s record of 4-1-2 and the fact he’s coming off his huge Tour Championship win!
Winner: Team Europe – Numbers don’t lie, despite less matches with their current team, they’ve earned more points than the Americans.