Rory McIlroy Set To Tee Off As PGA Championship Favourite
Rory McIlroy is in pole position to tee off as favourite for this week’s PGA Championship following a timely return to form at the recent Wells Fargo Championship.
His one-shot victory at Quail Hollow, a course he’s won on before, was his first victory in 18 months but he returns this week to another track sure to evoke happy memories as Kiawah Island played host to the second of McIlroy’s four major wins when it last hosted the PGA Championship in 2012.
The Holywood, Co. Down man hasn’t won one of golf’s big four since the 2014 renewal,
…but is now the stand-alone favourite to get back in the major winners’ enclosure after falling into 10/1 from 14/1 over the past week.
Dustin Johnson had been leading the way before McIlroy’s move up the market, but an injury that saw him miss last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson has seen the world number one pushed out to 16/1 from 10/1.
Shane Lowry is also being backed to contend and has been clipped into 50/1 from 66/1 for a second career major after we revealed that we are paying 10 PLACES instead of 5 on each-way bets.
*Prices correct at time of publication