Team USA dealt Team Europe a 19-9 defeat in the 2021 Ryder Cup, marking the worst loss for the Europeans since players from outside Great Britain and Ireland were made eligible to compete in 1979. Meanwhile, the Americans had their youngest team ever in the biennial international event. The teams will do battle in Rome this year, as Marco Simone Golf & Country Club will host the 2023 Ryder Cup beginning on Friday. The Europeans have not lost a Ryder Cup on home soil since 1993, so the Americans will be trying to end a 30-year drought this weekend.
Despite their struggles on foreign soil, the Americans are only +110 (risk $100 to win $110) in the 2023 Ryder Cup odds, while the Europeans are the -105 favorites. Which team should you back with your 2023 Ryder Cup picks, and which golfers should you target in your 2023 Ryder Cup props? Before you lock in your 2023 Ryder Cup picks and prop bets, be sure to see the best bets and predictions from SportsLine's Patrick McDonald.
After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour. Since July, McDonald has gone 11-6-1 with his head-to-head picks, including an 8-1 record over the last three weeks of last season. He also nailed Russell Henley to be the first-round leader in the Wyndham Championship, at 40-1 odds.
Now, McDonald has evaluated the 2023 Ryder Cup odds and locked in his best bets. Head to SportsLine now to see the top picks and predictions for the Ryder Cup 2023.
Top 2023 Ryder Cup prop bets
One surprise: McDonald's 2023 Ryder Cup best bets include backing Xander Schauffele to finish as the top points scorer at +1500. Schauffele is one of seven Americans returning from the 2021 team that beat Europe in record-setting fashion. He is once again pairing up with Patrick Cantlay, who he went 2-0-0 with during foursomes matches at Whistling Straits.
They are expected to be the team's most reliable tandem, and Schauffele's consistency and ability to get hot could allow him to play all five matches. In 2021, Dustin Johnson became the first United States player to win five points at a Ryder Cup since Larry Nelson in 1979. McDonald believes Schauffele has a chance to run the table this time around, making him a valuable longshot to be the top overall scorer this weekend. See the rest of McDonald's best prop bets right here.
How to make 2023 Ryder Cup picks
McDonald has analyzed the 2023 Ryder Cup format from every possible angle. He's locked in another prop bet that has an even larger payout than Schauffele. Anyone who tails this prop bet could hit it big. You can only see it here.
Who will win the Ryder Cup 2023, and which prop bets should you be all over? Visit SportsLine right now to see who you can bank on to win the Ryder Cup 2023, and see which prop bets you should be all over, all from the expert who has gone 11-6-1 on head-to-head props since July, and find out.
2023 Ryder Cup odds, teams
Odds to win:
Team Europe -105
Team USA +110