2018 ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Odds and Picks

2018 ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Odds and Picks

Written by on November 21, 2018

Two-man golf teams from various nations throughout the world have traveled to the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, for the biannual ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf. Only 3 of the 2-man teams offer less than double-digit odds: Australia, England, and USA. Check out the latest golf odds and picks for those 3 along with second choice picks and underdog picks.

2018 ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Odds and Picks

Odds to Win the 2018 ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf 


  • Australia                                  +450
  • England                                   +650
  • USA                                        +800

Two Australian golfers, Jason Day and Adam Scott, took the Cup at Royal Melbourne in 2013. This year, the Aussies field Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith. Leishman won the CIMB Classic and then finished in the Top 10 at The CJ Cup. Both tournaments took place in October.

Smith’s hit the ball well enough to keep the pair in contention and staying in contention’s the first rule to win the World Cup of Golf. England’s pair of Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton and the U.S. with Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley are at a disadvantage because the Australians know this course. Of the favorites, the chalk’s the best bet.

ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Pick: Australia

Second Choices

  • Denmark                                 +1100
  • Belgium                                   +1200
  • South Koreas                           +1200
  • Ireland                                     +1400
  • Scotland                                  +1600
  • South Africa                            +1800
  • China                                       +1800
  • Spain                                       +2500

Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Oleson won the title in 2016. 43-years-old Kjeldsen played great on the European Tour while Oleson also had a nice 2018. Still, they’re a play against in this deep competition because it’s difficult to repeat as World Cup Golf winners

Every team in this category has a shot, but the Spanish team of Adrian Otaegui and Jorge Campillo look particularly strong. Otaegui had a decent summer on the European Tour while Campillo won the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open in July and has played enough tournaments since then where he could be rounding into his best form.

ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Pick: Spain


  • France                                     +2800
  • Mexico                                    +2800
  • Thailand                                  +2800
  • Japan                                       +3300
  • Germany                                 +3300
  • Italy                                         +3300
  • Sweden                                   +3300
  • India                                        +3500

The Thai Team has the best nicknames:  Kiradech “The Barn Rat” Aphibarnrat and Prom “Big Dolphin Meesawat. They also might be the best underdog squad with a real shot at the trophy. Aphibarnrat finished 4th at the WGC-HSBC Champions when shooting a 68-71-70-71 while Meesawat won the Fiji International in August.

Plus, Thailand’s not that far from Australia, meaning the pair should have experience over the course. They’re the underdog pick in a wide-open event.

ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf Pick: Thailand