THE Ryder Cup promises to be closely fought but Coral have eased the Europeans to 6-4 (from 5-4) for victory at Medinah later this month after USA skipper Davis Love named his wildcards.
The USA are 4-6 (from 4-5) favourites after Love went four a mixture of youth and experience.
There were no surprises as he plumped for Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson.
Rory McIlroy is 9-2 favourite to be Europe’s top scorer while Tiger Woods is the same price to score most points for the home team.
Top European Points Scorer: 9-2 R McIlroy, 11-2 L Donald, 6 L Westwood, 7 I Poulter, 8 G McDowell, J Rose, 9 S Garcia, 14 P Lawrie, 16 F Molinari, 20 N Colsaerts, 22 P Hanson, 25 M Kaymer.
Top USA Points Scorer: 9-2 T Woods, 15-2 D Johnson, 8 S Stricker, 9 P Mickelson, 10 W Simpson, J Dufner, M Kuchar, K Bradley B Watson, 12 B Snedeker, J Furyk, 14 Z Johnson.
Tiger Woods playing partner For Friday morning foursomes (William Hill): 2-5 Stricker, 10-3 Furyk, 9-1 D Johnson, 12-1 Snedeker, 20-1 Z Johnson, 33-1 Bradley, 33-1 Kuchar, 33-1 Dufner, 33-1 Simpson, 33-1 Watson, 50-1 Mickelson.