Bookmakers Paddy Power PAY OUT bets placed on Team Europe to win the 2023 Ryder Cup after stunning start to play on opening day in Rome
- Team Europe stormed the opening four matches of the Ryder Cup on Friday
- As a result, bookmakers Paddy Power are paying out on their odds to win it all
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Bookmakers Paddy Power are paying out bets placed on Team Europe to win the Ryder Cup after their dominant day one performance.
Luke Donald’s side secured wins in the first four matches of the competition after a convincing display throughout the foursomes.
In the wake of Europe making history and going 4-0 up on the opening day for the first time ever, the bookmakers have rewarded their confident punters.
On Friday morning, a statement on their website confirmed that the bookermakers had ‘already paid out on Europe winning the 2023 Ryder Cup’.
They clarified: ‘Thousands of bets were placed on Europe to win with the Irish betting firm, and the hugely generous move will cost Paddy Power a bulky six-figure sum.
Team Europe secured a 4-0 adantage over Team USA during the opening day of the Ryder Cup
As a result, bookmakers Paddy Power have already paid out on their odds to win the Ryder Cup
‘The last time we did something of this scale, it involved paying out on Hilary Clinton as the next US President and it bit us in the bunker.’
On Friday morning, Team Europe stormed to the victory after impressive performances from the likes of Viktor Hovlund and Jon Rahm.
World number one Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns accounted for only one of those as they were beaten 4&3 by Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton, with Hovland and rookie Ludvig Aberg dispatching Open champion Brian Harman and Max Homa by the same score.
Shane Lowry and Sepp Straka maintained the momentum with a 2&1 win over Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa before Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood completed the rout by inflicting a first foursomes defeat on Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele.
A miserable morning for Zach Johnson’s side was epitomised in the bottom match, where Schauffele and Cantlay – who had boasted a 5-0 record in foursomes – won the 14th to halve their deficit and looked almost certain to get back to all square on the next following a wayward McIlroy drive.
However, Cantlay charged his birdie putt four feet past, Fleetwood holed from 20 feet to scramble a par and Schauffele then missed his par attempt.
The American duo did win the 16th with a birdie but McIlroy hit a superb tee shot to within three feet on the 17th and Schauffele, knowing he had to make his birdie attempt from 20 feet to have any chance, inexplicably left it short.
Reflecting on the morning’s proceedings, Europe’s Rahm said. ‘Extremely satisfying. I had a good feeling about Tyrrell all along. It was good to come out here and see him perform the way he did.
‘It was an incredible foursome match and we played as confident as two people could play.’
Jon Rahm was ‘extremely satisfied’ with Team Europe’s historic opening day performance
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