Mind-Blowing Ryder Cup Stat Predicts a Dominant Victory for Team U.S. at Whistling Straits

Published 09/15/2021, 12:57 PM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Jordan Spieth of the U.S. holds up his ball to the speactators during the second round REUTERS/Lee Smith

The Ryder Cup 2021 is just a few days away. Fans are thrilled to watch the Americans take on the Europeans in this prestigious event. This will be the 43rd edition of the Ryder Cup and will be played at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Wisconsin. So which team is the favorite to win the Ryder Cup this year? 


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The Ryder Cup was initially planned for 2020, but the pandemic forced a year’s delay. However, the excitement has not died down any bit. Both American and European golf fans are eagerly awaiting the event to see which team will triumph over the other. 

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 16: A detailed view as a Ryder Cup golf ball is pictured on the tee during the Ryder Cup 2018 Year to Go event at Le Golf National on October 16, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Interesting stat predicts dominant U.S. victory at Whistling Straits 


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Whenever a big tournament like this comes up, there are always plenty of statistics to look into. These metrics are often useful in determining which team is the favorite based on several different aspects. 

Nosferatu is a Twitter user who often entertains golf fans with update OWGR rankings and other stats pertaining to the sport. Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the user shared a very unique piece of statistic that foretells a Team USA victory at Ryder Cup this year. 

“This is the first time both captains are over 50 yo in more than 50 years!”

“Last time it happened was in 1967 (Hogan & Rees) and USA won by the biggest margin ever: 23.5 – 8.5!!” the tweet mentioned. 

What do you think? This is something that hasn’t happened quite often. Ben Hogan was Team USA’s captain last time both the skippers were 50+ years old! Do you think this factor will help the U.S. overturn their recent Ryder Cup woes? 

Complete U.S. and Europe Squad for Ryder Cup 2021

Team U.S.

Collin Morikawa

Dustin Johnson

Bryson DeChambeau

Justin Thomas

Brooks Koepka

Patrick Cantlay

Jordan Spieth

Daniel Berger

Harris English

Tony Finau

Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler

Team Europe

Jon Rahm

Rory McIlroy

Tommy Fleetwood

Viktor Hovland

Paul Casey

Lee Westwood

Bernd Wiesberger

Matt Fitzpatrick


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Tyrell Hatton

Ian Poulter

Shane Lowry


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Sergio Garcia



Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.