PGA Betting: Breaking Down The Best Bet To Win The 2015 Presidents Cup



The Presidents Cup hasn’t exactly captured the interest and imaginations of golfing enthusiasts over the past few years as the United States has absolutely dominated the event with eight wins, one draw and one defeat. The International side has put together some talented teams over the years but it hasn’t been enough to put them over the top in this competition. The tournament shifts overseas to Asia for this year’s event but despite the change in location the bottom line remains the same. Is the International team strong enough this year to finally win this event? Here is a look at the best bets to win the 2015 Presidents Cup.

The US Team -200

The US team has dominated this event for years and both the world rankings and recent achievements of their side suggests that trend will continue at this year’s Presidents Cup with a team full of individuals that have played at a very high level this season. Jordan Spieth will lead the way up front as the world’s top-ranked golfer and Player of the Year and should team up with Patrick Reed, who nobody will want to face in this format. Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson and Bubba Watson round out an absolutely loaded cast and even though Jim Furyk was forced to withdraw because of injury the US side was still able to call on world No. 18 JB Holmes as a multiple PGA Tour winner that can do some damage. The US side will feel as confident as ever heading in to this event and it’s no surprise they are the favorite to win at -200 odds.

The International Team +200

With so much talent on the US side it’s clear that they deserve to be the consensus best bet to win but don’t think for a minute that the International team is going to lay down. This could be the most talented team that the Internationals have ever put together even though they still have three players that haven’t won on US soil and five rookies. Jason Day’s incredible run should provide a spark as he has won four of the last seven events and certainly has the elite skill and poise to do some damage. The question is how much he will actually sit since the team will undoubtedly need him to carry them. Day is one of four Australian players at this event and yet he has never paired with any of the other three, which is a testament to the youth on this side. Hideki Matsuyama might be the sixth or seventh-best player on the US side but he is among the heavyweights for the International side and the type of player that has to be at his absolute best in order for them to have a chance in this tournament. Charl Schwartzel and Adam Scott round out the top dogs for the International side but while Schwartzel has excelled in this format Scott has struggled with his putter and certainly isn’t the most reliable option. That said, this International team is still among the most talented that they have ever brought to this tournament so don’t expect them to just bow down and let the US side walk all over them in this year’s Presidents Cup.

Consensus Best Bet: US -200