Ryder Cup: An Eerie Start to the Tournament as Arnold Palmer Passes

Published September 27, 2016 by Sol FH

Ryder Cup: An Eerie Start to the Tournament as Arnold Palmer Passes

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer has passed away just prior to the start of the Ryder Cup teeing off today from Hazeltine Golf Course.

The Golf world was shocked yesterday as the news came in that one of their legends has passed on. Arnold Palmer, legend, pioneer and 62 time PGA Champion died on September 25 at the age of 87 and the world is grieving. He was one of the most recognizable golfers in the world and both US and European teams at this year's Ryder Cup are playing for his memory.

The Ryder Cup kicks off today until the 2nd of October and it pits the Team USA vs Team Europe, each with teams of twelve of the best players from the regions. This year we have the pleasure of watching 24 of the best and brightest golfers going for the ultimate glory, to win while representing ones country. The Ryder Cup has been played since 1927, and although the format has changed over the year's it is still one of the most acclaimed Golf tournaments of the year. 

On the books, Europe has dominated the Ryder Cup but this year could be much different with the experience that the Americans have on their roster this year. Europe has six rookies this year, as Rafael Cabrera Bello, Thomas Pieters, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood and this year's Masters winner Danny Willett. 

Team USA has a much stronger roster with Davis Love, Jim Furyk and Tom Lehman, Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and Bubba Woods leading the team. Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, J.B. Holmes, Phil Mickelson and others make up the star studded team.

Ryder Cup Odds

bet365 Sports has this one in favor of team USA with outright odds at 1.57 to Europe's underdog ranking of 2.87. This is the perfect time for punters to take advantage of the underdog as the European's could easily win this one. If a tie occurs, bet365 is paying out at 13.00, which would be an incredible payday. 

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