Betting on the Top Point Scorers at the 2021 Solheim Cup
The 17th edition of the Solheim Cup gets underway on Saturday at the Inverness Club in Ohio. The schedule of events is laid out, the rosters are set in stone, and the practice sessions have begun.
Thanks to a couple of the most trusted online sportsbooks, we can start betting on the action.
Solheim Cup odds (who wins) have been out for a while, but a few props just hit the market giving us additional options. Now we can bet on the top scorer at the Solheim Cup three different ways.
Have a look.
Top European Points Scorer at the Solheim Cup
Leading the way for Catriona Matthew’s squad is a pair of 25-year-old Englishwomen. Set to make her fifth appearance for the Europeans, Charley Hull arrives with a stellar 9-3-3 record at this event. Georgia Hall has played in each of the last two Solheim Cups, notably going 4-0 in the most recent iteration at Gleneagles.
Speaking of going 4-0 at the 2019 Solheim Cup, Celine Boutier is back as she looks to stay perfect in the esteemed event.
Boding well for Boutier is the fact that she finished solo-2nd at the 2020 LPGA Drive On Championship held at Inverness Club.
Among the rookies I’ve got my eye on, Leona Maguire has been hot all summer long. Going back to the Bank of Hope Match Play event at Shadow Creek at the end of May, Maguire has racked up seven top-15s in nine starts. She finished 23rd and 26th in the other two.
My heart tells me to lean toward Maguire in this market, but my gut tells me that Hull and Hall have the better chance of being in the lineup for all five matchups. Of the two, I’ll go with the one who’s armed with top-5s in two of her last three outings.
- Pick – Charley Hull (+600)
Top USA Points Scorer at the Solheim Cup
Is there any reason to stray outside of the obvious choice?
Nelly Korda has a stranglehold on the top spot in the Rolex Rankings on the heels of four wins this season, which including a major and gold medal at the Olympics. Three of those wins have come in her last five starts.
Expect to see Nelly play in all five matches, and it’d make sense to unite her with her older sister for every team session.
Nelly and Jessica went 2-0 together at the 2019 Solheim Cup. They won their first match 6&4; they won their second match 6&5.
July Inkster tried to get cute in ’19 and split the sisters up in the fourball. After the results didn’t pan out, look for Pat Hurst to roll this duo out at every opportunity.
Outside of the Korda sisters, Danielle Kang piques my interest and I like Jennifer Kupcho as a wildcard. However, it’s best to not overthink it and go with the best player on the planet.
- Pick – Nelly Korda (+400)
Top Overall Points Scorer at the Solheim Cup
I’m obligated to pick Charley or Nelly given my assessment in the previous two sections. Getting +700 on my money, my choice is Nelly through and through.
Those seeking a little more value when they bet on the top scorer at the Solheim Cup, consider Danielle Kang.
The fiery American has hung up seven top-10s in 2021 and hoisted the hardware at Inverness Club 13 months ago (LPGA Drive On Championship). On top of that, Danielle is somewhat of a match-play specialist.
Kang went 4-1 at Shadow Creek and is a two-time US Women’s Amateur champion. I like the value she brings to the table at +1400.
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I love Jessica Korda’s price tag given she can ride Nelly’s coattails, and I’m anticipating Jennifer Kupcho turning plenty of heads. A dark horse to watch on Team Europe is Sophia Popov.
- Pick – Nelly Korda (+700)
Betting on the 2021 Solheim Cup
Get some money down on the Korda sisters, Charley Hull, and Danielle Kang. Jennifer Kupcho and Sophia Popov captivate me just enough to allocate a few bucks their way.
For details on the format and to gain more familiarity with the host venue, refer to my early guide to the Solheim Cup. Those who want to know how and where to bet on the Solheim Cup, the link below tells you everything you need to know.