VPAR Predicts the Ryder Cup MVP

We asked team VPAR not what team would win, but who would come out as MVP.

Rory McIlroy, Team Europe (MVP)

This is Rory’s year to solidify himself as a European Ryder Cup legend. His past two Ryder Cup Singles Matches had him sweep away Keegan Bradley 2&1 and dominate Rickie Fowler 5&4. Performances like this paired with his Major Championship winning confidence, a few more years experience under his belt and a win a few weeks ago at Deutsche Bank, all add up to a significant opponent staring you down on the first tee.

Patrick Reed, Team USA (MVP)

It’s Patick Reed’s time to shine, again. Patrick thrives under pressure. Reed was 3-0-1 as a rookie at Gleneagles, proving to be the only bright spot on the mismanaged Watson team. He was 6-0 in NCAA match play tournaments, leading Augusta State to a National Championship, beating the perennial powerhouse schools, stacked with talent. He believes in himself; while sometimes it comes off as brash, his performance at Hazeltine will speak for itself.

Patrick Reed, Team USA (MVP)

I’m another vote for Patrick Reed. Two years after his incredible birdie putt at Gleneagles, Reed is older and wiser. He’s got momentum from the Olympics and the Barclays carrying him into this year’s Ryder Cup, and I’m hard pressed to choose somebody other than him to be the MVP for Team USA. Look for Reed to dominate anybody he is matched against.

Lee Westwood, Team Europe (MVP)

Lee Westwood is a Ryder Cup legend, known for his steady approach and his experience will calm a number of the rookies on Team Europe. His Ryder Cup record isn’t incredible, but he brings a presence that will unify the team at times of utmost pressure. Darren Clarke will be looking at Lee to drive Team Europe to victory.

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