Rory McIlroy Clipped In To End Major Drought At US Open

Support is starting to mount up for Rory McIlroy to end a seven-year run without a major championship this week as he tees it up at the US Open at Torrey Pines.

The Holywood man ended an 18-month wait for a victory at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow earlier this season,

…but hasn’t won one of golf’s big four since the 2014 USPGA Championship.

McIlroy was a 20/1 shot at the start of the week to bag a fifth career major at the US Open, but Bhas been trimmed him into 18/1 with confidence from Northern Irish punters beginning to strengthen. McIlroy has posted top five finishes in two of his last three visits to the San Diego venue and has also been clipped into 5/1 from 6/1 to do so again.

Jon Rahm, whose first win on the PGA Tour came at Torrey Pines in 2017, has been cleared to take part after a positive Covid-19 test forced his withdrawal from the Memorial Tournament when six shots clear of the field.

The Spaniard is proving to be a popular favourite and has been cut further into 8/1 from 9/1 to break his major championship duck, while big-hitting American Bryson DeChambeau has shortened into 16/1 from 18/1 to defend the title he won at Winged Foot last year.

All odds correct at time of publication