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Rory McIlroy favourite for PGA Championship

August 7, 2014

Rory McIlroy has been restored as world number 1 following back-to-back wins at the Open Championship and the WGC Bridgestone last week.  This has led Bookmaker Paddy Power to slash his odds to a skinny 5/1 to bag another major in the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Rory is red hot. Confident as hell with the driver, peppering the pin with high irons and devastating with the putter.  With Valhalla set up favourably, Paddy is offering 25/1 for Rory to rip the field apart winning by 5 strokes or more.

The forecast for the first two days is looking like rain, which will put even more emphasis on distance off the tee.  This means names like Adam Scott at 12/1, Rickie Fowler at 25/1 and Bubba Watson at 33/1 are going to be the likely figures chasing down the young Northern Irishman. 

Looking elsewhere, no-one could begrudge fan favourite Sergio Garcia a major win, he has been second to Rory in the last two events.  The Spaniard is playing the golf of his life and Paddy Power make him 18/1 to finally take his first major title.

A Paddy Power Spokesperson said; "Rory and Tiger have had different responses to breaking up with their women.  Tiger hasn't been the same since getting caught red handed, while Rory has been nailing birdies on and off the course.  McIlroy is now 7/2 to win more majors than Tiger."

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USPGA Championship outright betting

Rory McIlroy Specials


USPGA Championship outright betting

5/1         Rory McIlroy

12/1       Adam Scott

18/1       Sergio Garcia

18/1       Justin Rose

25/1       Henrik Stenson

25/1       Phil Mickelson

25/1       Rickie Fowler

All prices remain subject to fluctuation

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