Amid the gargantuan levels of hype and histrionics that surround the Ryder Cup it’s not always easy to formulate a coherent plan of punting attack for the tournament’s early tussles.
That’s why the good people at bwin have had the finest golfing bookworms available to the boys in black and gold scouring past renewals for omens, portents and all other manner of statistical guidance ahead of the off.
The fruits of their labours were manifold and there will be more to come, but for now punters can arm themselves with the following insight:
Spanish golfers excel, repeat, EXCEL, in the team-orientated events at the Ryder Cup on Fridays and should be followed with interest and investment therein.
Backing the home team to end the first day’s play in the lead at evens holds plenty of appeal, while the nation’s stick-wielders should be also punted once the identities of those involved in the various contests are announced.
From 1979, when golfers from mainland Europe joined forces with those from the British Isles for the first time, the continent has won a total of 36 Friday fourballs.
Of the 72 victorious Europeans, 23 were Spanish – fairly stellar when it’s considered just nine separate Spaniards have appeared in the competition, in comparison to 22 Englishmen.
Similarly the Friday foursomes have seen the old world triumph in 25 matches since 1979, with 13 players from the land of Rioja and Chorizo among the 50 men to participate in those victories.
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