Presidents Cup Betting Favorites

Media by Associated Press: Flags flutter on the course during practice for the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C.

After a three-year layoff, the President’s Cup is finally back, here for the 14th incarnation of the biennial event. The Ryder Cup and President’s Cup were all pushed back a year following the 2020 pandemic, so we’re back to an even number year for the showdown between the U.S. and the International team. 

 

Unlike the Ryder Cup, where the United States and Europe are usually fairly competitive, the U.S. has dominated the Presidents Cup with an 11-1-1 record. Oddsmakers are expecting more of the same in the 2022 Presidents Cup betting. 

 

United States -700 Favorites

 

The 2022 Presidents Cup looks like the U.S.’s to get as they are -700 favorites to be outright winners. It makes sense that the Americans would dominate again this weekend at Quail Hollow, considering their team consists of five players in the top 10 (it would have been six if Will Zalatoris did not have to withdraw due to two herniated discs). 

 

The U.S. Team features #1 Scottie Scheffler, #4 Patrick Cantlay, #5 Xander Schauffele, #7 Justin Thomas, and #9 Collin Morikawa. Other members of the team include 3X Major winner Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, who just won his second straight Fortinet Championship, and Tony Finau, who won two of his final five events of the 2021/22 regular season. 

 

Rounding out the squad are former FedEx Cup Playoff champion Billy Horschel, 2X winner in 2022 Sam Burns, Kevin Kisner, who was the 54-hole leader at Quail Hollow in 2017, and Cameron Young, who had five runner-up finishes in 2022. There’s not a lot of weaknesses on this team and thus the lofty Presidents Cup odds. 

 

Top Combined Points Scorer 

 

While the Presidents Cup is a team event, wagering is available on who will be the top combined points scorer between the alternate shots, best ball, and singles match play events over the weekend: 

 

Patrick Cantlay +800

 

Cantlay won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Presidents Cup teammate Schauffele so he’ll have good chemistry for the team events this weekend. Cantlay wasn’t able to repeat as FedEx Cup champion this year, but he did pick up a win at the BMW Championship during the playoffs. 

 

Scottie Scheffler +800

 

Scheffler is the world #1 who won four tournaments this past year, including the Masters. He also had four runner-up finishes, including at the U.S. Open, and this type of rowdy team event provides Scheffler a chance to show some emotion to those who criticize him for being too milquetoast. 

 

Xander Schauffele +800

 

Schauffele has the same chemistry advantage as Cantlay, who he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with. He really excels in these types of special events, winning the gold medal in Tokyo last Summer and being part of the winning Ryder Cup team a couple of months after that. 

 

Schauffele finished the 2022 regular season on fire, winning the Traveler’s Championship and Scottish Open in consecutive events and finishing third and fourth at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship, respectively.

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