Golf Betting: South Korea and USA Fight Over LPGA International CrownPublished July 25, 2014 by Amir G
South Korea and USA fight over women's golf dominance in the LPGA International Crown.
The Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland's Owing Mills is the venue for today's exciting inaugural $1.6 million LPGA International Crown tournament beginning at 5:30 UK time. Four-woman squads from eight nations meet for a fight for the coveted prize and title.
South Korea and USA Top Favorites
The top favorites by all standards for this tourney are the squads of South Korea and the USA. The Americans are seeded in Group A where they'll face off Spain, Taiwan and Thailand, while the South Koreans in Group B will meet Sweden, Australia and Japan. The Americans beat the South Koreans in qualifying for this tournament's No. 1 seed.
World Number one Stacy Lewis of the US expressed her confidence in the team's ability to win this one, saying that they're in the competition to wear the crown. At the same time, Lewis gave credit to the Asian teams and especially to the South Korean team which shapes up to be the biggest challenge for the Americans. "They are going to be a hard team to beat," said Lewis.
South Korean Motivation
While the International Crown is very important for all contestants, this year the South Koreans are especially eager to wear the crown. South Korea wants to come back to the forefront of the stage, re-establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in women's golf. Apart from the sportive point of view, a win here would boost morale back in the homeland – something the South Koreans strongly desire.
Odds at bet365
bet365 Sports is covering today's tournament, offering live bets for the different competitions. In team outright odds, bet365's top favorite was the USA with 11/8 to win, while South Korea stood on 9/4. Tune-in bet365 today and tomorrow to see which country has the best women's golf team.