Luke Donald: US team is going to be betting favourites. We are going to be underdogs

"We have home advantage, that is one tick in our box"

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Luke Donald: US team is going to be betting favourites. We are going to be underdogs
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As part of the team's preparations for the Ryder Cup, Luke Donald will host a Ryder Cup reconnaissance mission on Monday at Marco Simone. The goal of everything is to introduce the players to what awaits them. In addition, this will be an ideal opportunity for individuals to get to know each other better, to strengthen team spirit, and see if there are any potential problems.


"Yeah that is on the books. We have a practice trip the Monday of Wentworth. I’ll be flying Sunday evening to meet the rest of the guys there. We will play Monday and then head back to Wentworth Tuesday morning. "-Luke Donald said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!

Luke Donald: US team is going to be betting favorites

It is difficult to predict who will win in the end. According to the bookmakers, the US team has more chances. However, European golfers have recently shown what quality they possess, and their form can make Donald happy.

This will be one of the most interesting Ryder Cup tournaments ever. It seems that we have never seen two teams this strong. "We have home advantage, that is one tick in our box, but we are coming off the worst defeat we have ever had with quite a few of those guys who have been in that team two years ago.

The bookies aren’t usually too wrong in their suggestions. They are going to be betting favourites. We are going to be underdogs, we know that but I have full faith in my team."- he said, on the Chipping Forecast podcast. Luke Donald emphasized what we said earlier: Some European players have experienced a huge improvement in the last year!

“But there will be ways we have advantages over the US and I will paint that pretty clear to them because they will be on a mission to get that cup back. The gap has closed; 12 months ago it was definitely in the US favour but I am proud and happy with the players who have stood up to show some great form in the months leading up to this Ryder Cup."

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