This weekend sees another one of the biggest tournaments on the European golf tour as the BMW PGA Championship gets underway at Wentworth Club on Thursday morning.
Rory McIlroy Odds
Rory McIlroy was priced as favourite in the outrights at the beginning of the week but news today broke of his separation from fiancé Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish tennis player.
The Ulsterman has continued to struggle to return to his best form, finishing eight shots behind Bubba Watson in last month’s Masters.
And after the most recent hurdle put in his way, the 25-year-old admits playing at the PGA Championship will be difficult for him. He’s currently best priced in the tournament outright odds at 14/1 with Sportingbet.
PGA Championship Outright Odds
English pair Lee Westwood and Justin Rose are currently at the shortest odds with the bookies, both at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
Worksop’s Westwood came closest to claiming the title here at Wentworth in 2011, when he finished tied for the title alongside compatriot Luke Donald, before losing a play-off. He also finished tie runner up way back in 2000, where he trailed champion Colin Montgomerie by three shots. The Derbyshire man comes into this year’s event having won the Malaysia Open a few weeks ago out in the Far East.
Rose is also yet to win the PGA Championship, with his best result also runner up. He lost a play-off against Denmark’s Anders Hansen in 2007 and then in 2012 he was four strokes behind winner Justin Rose.
There have been four English winners of this event in the last five years and two-times PGA Championship winner Luke Donald is another Englishman amongst the favourites with the bookies in the outright odds.
As mentioned above, he won back to back titles in 2011 and 2012 and the Hemel Hempstead born man is currently best priced at 14/1 with Paddy Power.
Sergio Garcia is yet to win the BMW PGA Championship but looks in sharp form after finishing third at the recent Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. But he’s currently available at 18/1 with Bet Victor.
World number three Henrik Stenson could become world number one if he finishes above current world number one Adam Scott who is playing at the Colonial in Texas this weekend. The Swede is currently best priced at 22/1 with Sportingbet.
Martin Kaymer looks to be playing well after clinching the Players Championship over in America just over a week ago and the German is available at 22/1 with Bet 365 at the moment.
Another Englishman who has enjoyed success at Wentworth is London’s Simon Khan. He won the title in 2010 and was tied for the win 12 months ago, losing a play-off to Manassero. The 41-year-old obviously favours the course and he’s currently priced at excellent odds of 150/1 by Sportingbet and might be worth an outside bet.
BET OF THE DAY: 20 of the last 21 winners here at Wentworth have been of European nationalities. Although odds may be fairly shot, odds of 5/4 from Bet 365 give you a fairly certain chance of doubling your money if there’s another European winner.
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Live action from Wentworth is available on Sky Sports 4 from 10am on Thursday morning.