No miracle necessary for Gleneagles show
RYDER CUP SPECIAL
We would all love a dramatic renewal of the Ryder Cup that would rival the 'Miracle of Medinah' two years ago but on all known form going into Gleneagles next week there should be no miracle needed for Paul McGinley's European team.
The Irish captain is set to leave no stone unturned in an attempt to lead Europe to one of sports' most prestigious prizes and it is no surprise that the bookmakers make Europe 8/13 to win the Ryder Cup, with USA 9/5 and a tie 9/5.
World number one Rory McIlroy is the 7/1 favourite to be overall top points scorer with Ricke Fowler the shortest priced American at 11/1, while Jordan Speith looks a good bet at 5/4 to be the top American rookie scorer and may even be value to be the top American scorer overall.
Europe to win 15-13 is the 7/1 favourite in the correct score market, but a comprehensive win of 17-11 is 16/1 with Europe hopefully taking a lead into day two and 5.5-2.5 is 10/1 and should that be the case Europe to lead on day two at 4/5 should prove a good price.