The Nicklaus designed course should make the event very exciting with plenty of birdies available to get both sets of fans wailing. The Americans, who have an exceptional record in this event once again have the better team on paper. They have plenty to go to war with.
The International side down the years has had multiple weak links but this renewal represents their best team team without a doubt. Jason Day has set the world alight this past few months. Adam Scott has certainly lost some form, but a return to team golf might just get his juices flowing. Oosthuizen and Grace have both shown superb form in majors this Summer and along with Danny Lee who has excelled this season on the PGA Tour they group together to form a formidable back bone to the side. Schwartzel and Matsuyama are also very talented on their day and Jaidee is only after winning on the European Tour. In The US team I would worry slightly about the form of Mickelson, Kirk, Walker and Haas, none of which have done a lot lately. It all points to a close game for me and it leads me to my first bet. The Internationals must be supported at odds of 9/4. This represents their best chance of taking this trophy. I consider the US team to be a bit top heavy and nowadays I don't consider Mickelson to be a positive influence on any team after he chucked his toys out of the pram at last year's Ryder Cup.