Who Will Be The Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain: Tiger Or The Field?

Who Will Be The Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain: Tiger Or The Field?
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The 2023-24 fall swing of the PGA Tour continues Thursday with the $6.5 million Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Couse in Southampton. While the event is not one of the most prominent Tour stops for big-name players, it provides opportunities for golf fans across North Carolina sports betting as they gear up for the 2024 major season. 

While November and December are not hot-bed months for golf, there is still one topic of discussion dominating the game following Europe's Ryder Cup win in Italy: Who Will Be The Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain? 

BetCarolina.com offers hypothetical odds on whether Tiger Woods or another candidate will captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team in September 2025 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

Here are the latest Captain probables, which you won't find on NC betting apps.

Odds of Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain

Potential Captain Odds
Steve Stricker+150
Jim Furyk+250
Stewart Cink+300
Tiger Woods+800
Fred Couples+1200
Odds are provided by BetCarolina.com

Will Tiger Finally Take The Reins?

After the foul taste of the United States most recent 16.5-11.5 road loss to Europe at the 44th Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, Italy in late September, all eyes immediately turned to perhaps the sport's all-time best, Tiger Woods (+200), to take over the team's captainship from Zach Johnson. With Woods’ playing future still in doubt as he continues his rehab process after a late February 2021 near-fatal car crash, Woods could be the perfect fit to return to a place where he won the 2002 U.S. Open over Phil Mickelson and a sixth-place tie finish at the 2009 U.S. Open. 

Woods also was a victorious playing captain for the 2019 U.S. Presidents' Cup at Royal Melbourne, and may be finally ready to lead a Ryder Cup team as his playing schedule looks increasingly limited. 

Former winning Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker (+250) is a close second choice and could return to lead the U.S. squad after a record-breaking 19-9 victory in 2021 at Whistling Straits GC in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Stricker, who is a dominant player on the PGA Tour Champions, was a vice captain to Johnson this past Ryder Cup.

Jim Furyk (+300), captain of the 2018 Ryder Cup squad, could make amends after a 17.5-10.5 loss to Europe at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France. Furyk will offer a working preview next year as he is the U.S. Captain at the Presidents’ Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Canada, Sept. 27-29. 

Stewart Cink (+800) was a vice-captain for this year's team under Johnson and could be an intriguing first-time choice. Cink played on five straight Ryder Cup teams from 2002-10, though Italy was his first vice captaincy effort. 

The chatterbox and well-liked Fred Couples (+1200) would also be an exciting choice for first-time Captain, having served as vice captain three times. including this year. While Couples, 64, would be an older choice for a team that is only getting younger, he is also a three-time winning Presidents' Cup captain, and would be a hoot for New York fans.

The 45th Ryder Cup will take place Sept. 26-28, 2025 and will be just the second time the Empire State has hosted the Ryder Cup after Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester hosted in 1995, resulting in a 14.5-13.5 European win.

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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