The Ryder Cup is one of those great sporting events – and this year’s is shaping up to be the best ever.
I’m not sure what will happen to team Europe post-Brexit so it’s time to enjoy the union while we can.
The future could be one of borders between the front and back nines and limits on unskilled players travelling abroad.
But this weekend everyone will be pulling together and it could be enough to beat an American team which appears better on paper.
The US have been strong betting favourites for months.
But the odds are tightening and I like the look of Europe at 5/4 to win back the trophy.
Le Golf National course outside Paris is a thinkers’ track and not one for the big bombers off the tee.
The Europeans play the course regularly and home advantage and the backing of a partisan crowd could see them edge the weekend by a point or two.
Betting Spy will be over in Portugal with a few mates playing out our own (wayward) version of the event.
Hacking round the Silver Coast in the morning then watching how it should be done in the afternoon – perfect.
Obviously I can’t let the column pass by without mentioning West Ham’s 8-0 Caraboa Cup win on Wednesday.
It may only have been against Macclesfield but that’s just not the West Ham way against lower league cup opposition.
I got a text from a mate at 4-0 saying “One more and we’re guaranteed a replay” which sums up our mentality nicely.
And I’m backing the Irons to heap more misery on Man United on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho is the unhappy captain of an unhappy ship so now is a great time to play them.
Odds of 7/2 on a West Ham home win are too tempting to resist – so I won’t.
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