Ryder Cup Win Underlines U.S. Dominance

It was expected to be a close affair, but Team USA handed out a humiliation to their European rivals at the Ryder Cup. A 19-11 win marks a record margin of victory and the United States should be confident of holding on to the trophy for many years to come.

U.S. golf is in the ascendancy while, in contrast, Europe is experiencing something of a slump. The new PGA Tour season has only just begun, but the sport is already looking ahead to next year's majors and a potential United States' clean sweep in all four events.

Humiliation at Haven

Team USA were the favorites to win the Ryder Cup, but few expected them to cruise to such a huge victory. From the very first set of matches on day one, Europe were never in the hunt as the home side ruthlessly increased their advantage.

A final scoreline of 19-11 to the U.S. does full justice to the quality that ran through Steve Stricker's roster. Going into the competition, eight of the world's top 10 golfers were based in the U.S. and all eight competed at the Ryder Cup.

If that trend continues, the biggest trophy in team golf is likely to remain Stateside for many years to come. It's two years before the Ryder Cup is played again, but individual players from the United States team can continue to highlight their dominance in the big tournaments next year.

All Eyes on the Masters

The start of the new PGA Tour season began in September, just ahead of that Ryder Cup and, as always, there is plenty to look forward to. FedEx Cup points are already being claimed in the opening tournaments, while many golfers are starting to plan their schedules for the four majors.

The Masters kicks things off in its regular traditional manner next April. It may be some five months away, but players are already looking ahead to Augusta and the betting markets have been open for some considerable time.

A European leads the way in the market with Spain's Jon Rahm out in front. Using odds supplied by top UK bookmakers affiliated with Sbo.net, Rahm is the favorite, but the majority of players at the top of the market are American. Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, and Bryson DeChambeau are among those who are expected to make a challenge at Augusta.

There's a lot of golf to be played between now and the time the Masters gets underway next April. Form and fitness can play a big part in those numbers moving forward and sbo.net will reflect any changes in the winner market as they come in.

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It's a one-stop shop for golf betting, but should Americans attract all of the stakes, both in team golf and in the individual tournaments.

United States in Control?

While Jon Rahm is a regular European winner on the PGA Tour, other European golfers have enjoyed some isolated successes. Rory McIlroy has suffered a dip in form over recent years but he remains a threat and is still considered as a genuine contender for the majors.

Elsewhere, Paul Casey, Tyrrell Hattonm and Viktor Hovland are among those who have enjoyed more isolated success Stateside. Younger players such as Matt Fitzpatrick have also impressed but he needs to maintain that consistency moving forward.

Other, younger golfers briefly impressed on the PGA Tour with Matt Wallace and Eddie Pepperell showing that they could compete. After winning tournaments in Europe, those two seem to have fallen off the radar for now.

Overall, it's not the best time for European golf and the continent is in need of a resurgence. It would suggest that Jon Rahm may be flying a lone flag in the majors, while it could be several years before a European team reclaims the Ryder Cup.

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