Rory McIlroy is the big favorite for the 2014 PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy is the big favorite for Valhalla. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy is the big favorite for Valhalla. (Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy has moved back to No. 2 in the world after his huge British Open win and is now the monster favorite to win the PGA Championship in August.

Here are the numbers (via Bovada):


Rory McIlroy: 7-1
Tiger Woods: 10-1
Adam Scott: 14-1

If you're betting Tiger at anything less than 150-1 you might as well have some fun with your money and light it on fire and throw some gasoline on it to see what will happen. 

Also, a Bovada spokesperson told me McIlroy's odds dropped from 12-1 to 7-1 as a result of his British Open win.

Other favorites

Phil Mickelson: 20-1
Martin Kaymer: 22-1
Rickie Fowler: 22-1
Bubba Watson: 25-1
Jordan Spieth: 25-1
Henrik Stenson: 25-1
Justin Rose: 25-1
Sergio Garcia: 25-1
Dustin Johnson: 28-1 

Feels like this could be the first one Spieth gets, doesn't it? He's one of 19 golfers to have made the cut at the first three majors of the season and I see no reason for that top stop anytime soon.

Fringe favorites

Jason Day: 33-1
Jason Dufner: 33-1
Matt Kuchar: 33-1
Brandt Snedeker: 40-1
Charl Schwartzel: 40-1 
Graeme McDowell: 40-1
Keegan Bradley: 40-1
Lee Westwood: 40-1
Luke Donald: 40-1
Zach Johnson: 40-1

Schwartzel has been playing nicely of late even though he missed the first two major cuts of the season. I also like Bradley and Johnson at this track. 


Here's a look at the top 10 last time the PGA Championship was at Valhalla:


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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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