The Odds: McIlroy Favorite At PGA Championship After Open Win

Rory McIlroy let things get a little too close for comfort in the final round of the British Open, but he was able to hold off Sergio Garcia to close out a dominant performance at the Royal Liverpool.

Following his impressive showing, the LVH SuperBook opened McIlroy as the clear 7-to-1 favorite for next month’s PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

We’re sure he’s happy about his son’s status as the favorite heading into the season’s fourth and final major, but forgive Gerry McIlroy, Rory’s dads, if he scoffs at making a wager at that price. After all, Gerry and three friends reportedly placed a combined 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 on McIlroy, at 500-to-1 odds, to win the British Open before he turned 26. McIlroy was 15 at the time of the wager and is now 25. The winning ticket should pay 200,000 pounds ($340,000).

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McIlroy is followed on the LVH’s board for the PGA by Adam Scott at 12-to-1 and Tiger Woods, who struggled at the Open in his second taste of action following back surgery, at 15-to-1. Woods started the Open well, shooting a first-round 69, but followed that with rounds of 77, 73 and 75.

Here are the SuperBook’s opening prices for the PGA Championship, scheduled for Aug. 7-10.

LVH ODDS TO WIN 2014 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
RORY McILROY 7-1
ADAM SCOTT 12-1
TIGER WOODS 15-1
PHIL MICKELSON 20-1
JUSTIN ROSE 25-1
HENRIK STENSON 25-1
MARTIN KAYMER 25-1
SERGIO GARCIA 25-1
RICKIE FOWLER 25-1
JORDAN SPIETH 25-1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 25-1
MATT KUCHAR 25-1
JASON DAY 25-1
BUBBA WATSON 30-1
JASON DUFNER 30-1
JIM FURYK 30-1
GRAEME McDOWELL 40-1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 40-1
ZACH JOHNSON 40-1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 40-1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 40-1
LEE WESTWOOD 50-1
JIMMY WALKER 50-1
LUKE DONALD 50-1
HUNTER MAHAN 50-1
WEBB SIMPSON 60-1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 60-1
STEVE STRICKER 60-1
IAN POULTER 60-1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 80-1
RYAN MOORE 80-1
GARY WOODLAND 80-1
BRENDON TODD 80-1
BILL HAAS 80-1
ANGEL CABRERA 80-1
VICTOR DUBUISSON 80-1
PATRICK REED 100-1
HARRIS ENGLISH 100-1
GRAHAM DeLAET 100-1
MARC LEISHMAN 100-1
ERNIE ELS 100-1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI 100-1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 100-1
JONAS BLIXT 100-1
SHANE LOWRY 100-1
PAUL CASEY 100-1
J.B. HOLMES 100-1
MATTEO MANASSERO 125-1
BILLY HORSCHEL 125-1
JAMIE DONALDSON 125-1
NICK WATNEY 125-1
JOHN SENDEN 125-1
CHRIS KIRK 150-1
THOMAS BJORN 150-1
RYO ISHIKAWA 150-1
SEUNG-YUL NOH 150-1
BROOKS KOEPKA 150-1
MIKKO ILONEN 150-1
STEPHEN GALLACHER 150-1
THORBJORN OLESEN 150-1
JOOST LUITEN 150-1
CHARLES HOWELL III 150-1
FREDDIE JACOBSON 150-1
KEVIN NA 150-1
CHARLEY HOFFMAN 150-1
RYAN PALMER 150-1
BRENDON DE JONGE 150-1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 150-1
MATT EVERY 150-1
KEVIN STREELMAN 150-1
BO VAN PELT 150-1
RUSSELL HENLEY 200-1
CHESSON HADLEY 200-1
KEVIN STADLER 200-1
MATT JONES 200-1
BEN CRANE 200-1
K.J. CHOI 200-1
BRANDEN GRACE 200-1
GEORGE COETZEE 200-1
PABLO LARRAZABAL 200-1
RICHARD STERNE 200-1
BERND WIESBERGER 200-1
THONGCHAI JAIDEE 200-1
BRIAN HARMAN 200-1
BOO WEEKLEY 200-1
KENNY PERRY 200-1
DAVID TOMS 250-1
SCOTT PIERCY 250-1
DAVIS LOVE III 250-1
VIJAY SINGH 250-1
SCOTT STALLINGS 250-1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 250-1
STEVEN BOWDITCH 250-1
MARC WARREN 300-1
ROBERTO CASTRO 300-1
Y.E. YANG 300-1
DARREN CLARKE 300-1
COLIN MONTGOMERIE 300-1
JOHN DALY 500-1
FIELD (all others) 18-1

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