It wasn’t the best weekend for Rory McIlroy.
First, a rejuvenated Caroline Wozniacki proves she’s sooo over him by bringing her ‘A’ game to the US Open. Then he goes and makes a tool of himself (below) – by four- putting the 12th at the BMW Championship. Twice.
The good news for Rory is that he’s still World No 1 and will trouser a $10m FedEx jackpot if he wins this weekend’s Tour Championship.
The bad news is four other players can do the same.
It’s a wrap
McIlroy (4/1) has set the pace all summer and the dual Major winner is a well-punted favourite as he heads into the final event of the US wrap-around season.
And with Team Europe v Team USA set to tee off in the Ryder Cup from Sept 24-26 Paddy Power is giving you a £//€5 free bet special on the big event if you place £10 or more on the Tour Championship this weekend.
A win over the 29-man field in Atlanta would cap a stellar season for McIlroy but he faces a tough test from the four other players (Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan) who know a win will also deliver them FedEx gold.
Reigning Masters and Northern Trust Open champion Bubba Watson (18/1) put his temper tantrums to one side and rallied to finish second in the BMW Championship last weekend – his third runner-up spot this term.
- £/€5 each way on Watson has returned £/€321.25 at Paddy Power’s prices so far – a tidy 169 per cent profit. Story Lads?
- PP has been best-price on Bubba seven times this season more than Bet365 (6), Boyles (6), William Hill (5), Ladbrokes (3) and Stan James (0).
Paddy Power Value trumpet
Jordan Spieth rediscovered some of his early-season form when tying for eighth at Cherry Hills last weekend. The 21-year-old was co runner-up on his debut to Henrik Stenson at East Lake last year and Paddy Power is a top-priced 18/1 in the betting village that he goes one better this time.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer is the best backed European player outside of McIlroy.
The former World No 1 has won twice on Tour this year – the Players Championship & US Open and £/€5 each-way bet on Kaymer has put £/€532.50 in his supporters’ e-wallet in 2014 so far – a 232 per cent profit. Way more than the so-called competition.
Sergio Garcia has gotten the consistency back in his game ahead of Gleaneagles. Paddy Power have been best price on the Spaniard 16 times in 19 outings and are best price again on him this weekend at 14/1.
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