Italian Francesco Molinari became the first European player and just the fourth player ever to go 5-0 in a single Ryder Cup competition as the Europeans crushed the US 17.5-10.5 to reclaim the Ryder Cup. The British Open winner swept all five of his weekend matches to join Arnold Palmer, Gardner Dickenson (1967), and Larry Nelson (1979) as the only four players to go 5-0 in the 42 editions of the bi-yearly competition.
The Euro were underdogs +135 underdogs heading into the competition with just one player ranked in the Top Ten and just eight major wins between 12 players. The favored Americans could claim 31 major trophies to their lineup but were dominated by the more team friendly hosts. Every player on the European roster scored a point and their four wildcard selections posted 9.5 points to just two points recorded by the four American wildcard players that included Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
The US has struggled in Europe of late winning just twice in the last 25 years. Course familiarity may have played a big part in the outcome. The European team had played a combined 235 rounds over Le Golf National in Paris while the Americans had played just eight. Justin Thomas had played four of those rounds and he was the line American bright spot going 4-1 in the competition.
For news, scores, odds, lines, injury reports, free plays and P4P plays from the best roster of handicappers on the planet, make www.VegasCovers.com part of your daily routine.