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Rory is back, and the bookies are behind him for The Open

There was something special about watching Rory McIlroy lift the trophy after an incredible come-from-behind win at the Scottish Open. The elation and sense of relief was tangible after the ball dropped on the 18th, and the win was deserved even if it was a heartbreak for the home Scottish favorite, who ended up a shot back after Rory bridied the final two holes. 

The Northern Irishman has had a difficult few years on the Tour, and there was no better time for him to take a victory just days before the British Open returns to Royal Liverpool - when he last won The Open in 2014. 

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Everything seems to be coming together for the 34 year old, and the anticipation to see him end a nine-year major drought is palpable. 

And the bookies feel it too. 

Right now the majority of American sports betting sites are listing Rory as a favorite to win The Open, and we can’t disagree. Pretty much every golf fan around the world is a fan of Rory McIlroy, and it seems like the trials and tribulations of the LIV Golf debacle might be easing into the past which should lead to a clearer head for the face of the PGA. 

Current Odds for The Open from DraftKings:

  • Rory McIlroy +700
  • Scottie Scheffler +700
  • Jon Rahm +1300
  • Cameron Smith +1800
  • Brooks Koepka +1800
  • Xander Schauffele +2200
  • Viktor Hovland +2200
  • Rickie Fowler +2500
  • Jordan Speith +3000
  • Colin Morikawa +3500

Of course there is a lot of hope and pressure on the 4 time major champion, and the field at The Open is nothing to take lightly, with a number of elite golfers also coming in with big wins already this season. 

But the pressure is what separates the best from the rest, and there is no doubt that McIlroy is hungry to be on top at a Major Sunday again, and enjoy the final major of the year with the Claret Jug in his hands. 

Even if it does mean beating out Rahm, Morikawa, Scheffler, Fowler, Speith, Koepka, and the rest. 

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