EUROPE are up against it going into the final day of the Ryder Cup after a poor afternoon session on Saturday.
A 3-1 defeat means the USA lead 9.5-6.5 going into the 12 singles matches and that’s a big lead. It’s reflected in the prices with USA 1-5 with most firms and Europe 13-2 at betfair. The draw pays 12-1 at betfair.
Darren Clarke knows he has to put points on the board early and all his big guns go out first – starting with the one everyone wanted to see as Rory McIlroy takes on Patrick Reed.
Europe’s No.1 is 4-5 favourite with William Hill but Reed lives for the Ryder Cup and this one is tough to call. With Reed big at 2-1 I’d take him if forced to choose.