2022 Presidents Cup odds, prop plays and best bets for the week at Quail Hollow

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It’s almost time for team golf that actually matters.

For a week, the game can forget about team names that closely resemble comic-book action blurbs and get back to why we love these events in particular. Winning for country.

The 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club is set to kick off Thursday with five four-ball matches.

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The United States squad, led by world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, is a heavy favorite to win at -847, while it’s -1205 to raise the cup.

Since there’s very little value in placing a bet on the home-country team, let’s take a look at some interesting prop bets for the week in North Carolina.

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Top U.S. scorer

Player

Odds

Patrick Cantlay

(+600)

Scottie Scheffler

(+600)

Xander Schauffele

(+650)

Justin Thomas

(+700)

Tony Finau

(+750)

Sam Burns

(+750)

Collin Morikawa

(+750)

Jordan Spieth

(+1000)

Max Homa

(+1000)

Cameron Young

(+1200)

Billy Horschel

(+1500)

Kevin Kisner

(+2000)

 

Top International scorer

Player

Odds

Sungjae Im

(+500)

Hideki Matsuyama

(+550)

Corey Conners

(+650)

Adam Scott

(+700)

Tom Kim

(+750)

Si Woo Kim

(+1000)

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

(+1000)

Cameron Davis

(+1200)

Taylor Pendrith

(+1200)

Mito Pereira

(+1200)

Sebastian Munoz

(+1300)

K.H. Lee

(+1500)

 

Top rookie

United States

Player

Odds

Scottie Scheffler

(+240)

Sam Burns

(+350)

Collin Morikawa

(+350)

Max Homa

(+400)

Cameron Young

(+650)

Billy Horschel

(+1000)

International

Player

Odds

Corey Conners

(+300)

Tom Kim

(+380)

Cameron Davis

(+600)

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

(+600)

Taylor Pendrith

(+650)

K.H. Lee

(+750)

Mito Pereira

(+750)

Sebastian Munoz

(+750)

 

Best bet: Top U.S. rookie

2022 Presidents Cup
2022 Presidents Cup

Scottie Scheffler of the United States Team walks with his caddie Ted Scott prior to the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Country Club on September 19, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

It’s tough to bet against the world No. 1 in this category. Not only has he played high-level golf for the last seven months, but his team-event debut at last year’s Ryder Cup was fantastic — he took down then-world No. 1 Jon Rahm in Sunday singles.

Odds: +240

2022 Presidents Cup
2022 Presidents Cup

Max Homa of the United States Team looks on prior to the 2022 Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Country Club on September 19, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Max Homa is in form, fresh off the heels of his fifth PGA Tour win at the Fortinet Championship — his second straight in Napa.

This will be Homa’s team-event debut, but his consistent game and electric personality should shine in the atmosphere in Charlotte.

He won the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship — an event held at Quail Hollow Club.

Odds: +400

Best bet: Top American

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43rd Ryder Cup

Xander Schauffele of team United States plays his shot prior to the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 21, 2021, in Haven, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Xander Schauffele played four matches in the 2021 Ryder Cup and collected three points — he lost to Rory McIlroy in Sunday singles.

He has a style of game that fits both four-ball and foursomes, so expect him to play in at least four of the sessions, if not all of them. The 28-year-old is expected to play with best buddy Patrick Cantlay all week, so he’ll be extremely comfortable on the course — the pair won the 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

He tied for third at the BMW Championship and finished solo fourth at the Tour Championship in his last two starts. In 2021, Schauffele tied for 14th at the Wells Fargo.

Odds: +650

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek