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DJ favored to be top U.S. Ryder Cup point earner

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U.S. fans can expect Dustin Johnson to rack up plenty of points next week in Paris - at least, according to Las Vegas bookmakers.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has published odds on each of the 12 U.S. Ryder Cup participants to be the top point earner on the American squad. Johnson fell behind Brooks Koepka in the latest world rankings but still tops the odds list at 5/1, followed by Koepka at 11/2.

Here's a look at the odds for each American, including Patrick Reed who led all U.S. players with 3 1/2 points two years ago at Hazeltine:

5/1: Dustin Johnson

11/2: Brooks Koepka

13/2: Justin Thomas

7/1: Jordan Spieth

8/1: Patrick Reed

9/1: Tiger Woods

10/1: Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau

20/1: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson

25/1: Webb Simpson, Tony Finau


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On the European side, world No. 1 Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy are listed as co-favorites to lead their squad at the same odds assigned to Johnson among the Americans. Here's a look at the odds for each player for Team Europe, who are listed as +160 underdogs to win the entire tournament while the Americans are -190 favorites to retain the trophy:

5/1: Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy

7/1: Jon Rahm

8/1: Tommy Fleetwood

9/1: Francesco Molinari

10/1: Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter

12/1: Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia

16/1: Alex Noren

25/1: Tyrrell Hatton, Thorbjorn Olesen