Ryder Cup odds and betting news, with 3/1 Europe to win or 6/1 USA to win on offer

Latest Ryder Cup odds, and betting news as Europe and USA go head to head, with Paddy Power offering 3/1 on Europe to win or 6/1 on USA to triumph, a boost from the original odds offered.

The 2014 Ryder Cup starts on Friday, with Team Europe the narrow favourites to defend their crown.

The 40th edition of the competition takes place at the Gleneagles, a course designed by the American golfer Jack Nicklaus, just the second time Scotland has hosted a Ryder Cup.

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Two years ago Europe produced the “Miracle at Medinah”, coming from 10-6 on the final singles day to lift the trophy.

Ian Poulter played a huge part in Europe’s incredible turn around and is one of the three captain’s choices selected by Paul McGinley.

Lee Westwood and the only Scotsman Stephen Gallagher have also been picked, as Europe look to make it three Ryder Cup triumphs in a row.

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The United States will be without a familiar face in Tiger Woods, although have a team that are more than capable of winning the trophy back.

USA have three debutants in their team, including Jordan Spieth, whom big things are expected from the youngster.

Captain Tom Watson choose Hunter Mahan among his three picks, as well as Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson, who both have played in a single Ryder Cup each.

Day 1 (Friday): 4 fourball matches followed by 4 foursome matches

Day 2 (Saturday) – 4 fourball matches followed by 4 foursome matches

Day 3 (Sunday) – 12 singles matches

Last five Ryder Cup results
2012: Medinah – USA 13½ – 14½ Europe
2010: Celtic Manor – Europe 14½ – 13½ USA
2008: Valhalla – USA 16½ – 11½ Europe
2006: The K Club – Europe 18½ – 9½ USA
2004: Oakland Hills – USA 9½ – 18½ Europe

Team Europe
Captain – Paul McGinley
Players:
Rory McIlroy:
Ryder Cup appearances 2; W4 L3 H2
Henrik Stenson: Ryder Cup appearances 2; W2 L3 H2
Sergio Garcia: Ryder Cup appearances 6; W16 L8 H4
Justin Rose: Ryder Cup appearances 2; W6 L3 H0
Martin Kaymer: Ryder Cup appearances 2; W3 L2 H1
Thomas Bjorn: Ryder Cup appearances 2; W3 L2 H1
Victor Dubuisson: Ryder Cup debut
Jamie Donaldson: Ryder Cup debut
Graeme McDowell: Ryder Cup appearances 3; W5 L5 H2
Stephen Gallagher (CC)*: Ryder Cup debut
Ian Poulter (CC)*: Ryder Cup appearances 4; W12 L3 H0
Lee Westwood (CC)*: Ryder Cup appearances 8; W18 L13 H6

*Captains choice

Team America
Captain – Tom Watson
Players:
Bubba Watson:
Ryder Cup appearances 2; W3 L5 H0
Rickie Fowler:
Ryder Cup appearances 1; W0 L1 H2
Jim Furyk:
Ryder Cup appearances 8; W9 L17 H4
Jimmy Walker: Ryder Cup debut
Phil Mickelson:
Ryder Cup appearances 9; W14 L18 H6
Matt Kuchar:
Ryder Cup appearances 2; W3 L2 H2
Jordan Spieth:
Ryder Cup debut
Patrick Reed: Ryder Cup debut
Zach Johnson: Ryder Cup appearances 3; W6 L4 H1
Keegan Bradley (CC)*: Ryder Cup appearances 1; W3 L1 H0
Hunter Mahan (CC)*: Ryder Cup appearances 2; W3 L2 H3
Webb Simpson (CC)*: Ryder Cup appearances 1; W2 L2 H0

*Captains choice

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