Ryder Cup tips: USA to win, Jordan Spieth and Shane Lowry to shine

The wait is finally over. The Ryder Cup is back and begins this Friday at Whistling Straits. Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher has some tasty selections ahead of the big event.

With last year's edition of the competition cancelled due to Covid-19, this week's Ryder Cup appears to be more mouth-watering than ever.

Europe took the title in 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris, with captain Thomas Bjorn leading his team to their 11th victory.

Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher, who has been in a rich vein of tipping form recently, has pulled out three top picks for the match. 

(The odds in Jack's video are subject to change, however the odds in the pretty blue boxes are bang up-to-date)

Who is going to win the Ryder Cup?

Kelliher doesn't think the holders have it in the tank to retain the Ryder Cup in 2021 and tips the United States to claim victory on home soil.

"Even though they are short at 1/2, I expect them to be 4/9 across the board come Friday, and I also believe that there is value in that short price," he says.

"Distance is a key factor at Whistling Straits and five of the top six players in terms of driving distance come from the USA team. In addition to that, the five top birdie makers all sit on the US team over the past 50 rounds.

"I think the US team will be far too strong for the Europeans, unfortunately."

Ryder Cup wildcards

As well as tipping a side to win, Kelliher has two rookie wildcard selections.

First up for team Europe is the impressive Shane Lowry.

"He will play plenty of games this week, I expect him to be paired with Rory [McIlroy] in the foursomes where I think his short game will really come to the fore.

"If he gets off to a hot start on day one I expect him to play four matches - that won't be said about Wiesberger. He's double the price of Hovland and that's a bet I can't resist. So dial in at 17/10."

For the team in red, Kelliher goes for 2015 Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth as his top wildcard.

"There are six of them (in the American heat), but I believe that a few players will be ruled out. Berger, English, Scheffler, these guys are not going to be playing much more than two games this week.

"That can't be said for the second most experienced player on the Ryder Cup team for the USA, Jordan Spieth. He is available at 3/1 with Planet Sport Bet, and he is my standout selection in the USA wildcard market."

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