A look at the five golfers oddsmakers have pegged as the top potential point scorers in the Ryder Cup

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While much of the golf calendar has wrapped up as summer has subsided, there is still one big thing for golf fans and bettors to look forward to. The Ryder Cup is approaching and will bring a global competition between Team Europe and Team U.S.A. The odds have already been released, with the United States a favourite. But what about the top individual point scorers?

There are several players that gambling sites have pegged as the likeliest to score the most points in the tournament. The Ryder Cup has a unique scoring format, and one player will lead the tournament in points. Let’s look at who oddsmakers pick as the top point scorer.

Scottie Scheffler

If you have been watching or betting on golf online in the past few years, you’ve likely witnessed the rise of Scottie Scheffler. The talented American has taken the world of golf by storm and is favoured to be the best player in this event. Scheffler is remarkably consistent. He rarely has bad tournaments, and he can play under pressure, as shown by his three top-three finishes in major tournaments. This will be Scheffler’s second Ryder Cup, and he was excellent in the first one.

Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm is one of the world’s top golfers, and he’s coming off his best year yet. He won the Masters and finished second in the Open Championship, showing off an icy demeanor. He is clearly one of the best doing it right now, which is why most sportsbooks have him listed among the top contenders to score the most points in the tournament. Rahm is a Spanish superstar who has performed well in the tournament previously. Rahm appears to be at the height of his powers right now, so he is one to keep an eye out for.

Viktor Hovland

No one finished the year hotter than Viktor Hovland. While the young Norwegian hasn’t had a major victory yet, he closed the year by becoming the third-youngest FedEx Cup champion. Hovland has a well-rounded game and has performed well on some big stages. The last time Hovland was in the Ryder Cup, he struggled mightily. However, he has grown a lot since then, and now, he could be assuming a place as the best golfer in the world. With the way Hovland was playing in August, it is reasonable to expect a massive tournament from him.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is a legendary golfer who has had an incredibly illustrious career. He will look to add another Ryder Cup trophy to his mantle. McIlroy has been dealing with a narrative of disappointments in majors for the past decade, but that doesn’t take away how good he has been. He is a special talent who is one of the greatest golfers of this generation. The Northern Irish superstar will be one of the instrumental players for the European side. This will be his seventh Ryder Cup, and he has already won four. McIlroy has been the bane of Team U.S.A.’s existence for years, and he will strive to do it again.

Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay has emerged as one of the world’s top golfers over the past several years, with several monumental achievements. In 2021, Cantlay won the FedEx Cup and was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Cantlay is in the prime of his career and will be entering the Ryder Cup off a strong season. The last time Cantlay was in the tournament, he was instrumental to a Team U.S.A. victory. He will look to have a repeat performance, and bettors will hope he can outshine the rest of the competition.

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