2019 Presidents Cup odds: Tiger Woods’ United States team heavy favorite to continue dominance

Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson
Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson (AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER)
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The United States has won 10 of 12 Presidents Cups over the International Team, and oddsmakers expect that dominance to continue in December.

With Tiger Woods serving as captain, the U.S. is the betting favorite over Ernie Els’ International Team at Royal Melbourne in Australia. Play is set for December 12 through December 15.

Team USA is -400 at Westgate SuperBook to win and -300 to win on a three-way result, which includes a tie. The International Team is +300 both straight up and three-way.

The International Team has history against its side and a roster that lags behind the United States on paper. The only International win in the competition came in 1998 with a tie in 2003.

Six of the world’s top-10 golfers make up the United States roster as of now, including Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson. The U.S. roster is determined using FedEx Cup points from the 2017 BMW Championship through the 2019 BMW Championship with the most recent season weighed more heavily. The top eight qualify. Woods will then make four captain picks to finalize the 12-man lineup.

The underdog International Team has just one top-15 player in Adam Scott. Its roster is chosen differently, with the top eight international players from the World Golf Ranking points between the Dell Technologies Championship in 2018 to the BMW Championship in 2019. That excludes players eligible for the European Ryder Cup team, which eliminates the top options.

The four-day tournament will consist of different formats, including foursomes, fourballs and singles.

Here are rosters and odds for the biennial event:

United States 2019 Presidents Cup Roster

Tiger Woods, non-playing captain

Dustin Johnson Justin Thomas Brooks Koepka Matt Kuchar Xander Schauffele Webb Simpson Bryson DeChambeau Patrick Cantlay

International Team 2019 Presidents Cup Roster

Ernie Els, non-playing captain

Hideki Matsuyama Adam Scott Louis Oosthuizen Marc Leishman Abraham Ancer Haotong Li Cameron Smith C.T. Pan

Odds to win 2019 Presidents Cup

UNITED STATES TEAM -400
INTERNATIONAL TEAM +300

Odds to win 2019 Presidents Cup (three-way points)

UNITED STATES TEAM -300
INTERNATIONAL TEAM +300
TIE +1400

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