McIlroy backed into 9-1 to lift Claret Jug

Rory McIlroy in Brookline (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s wait for fifth major title goes on, but his performance at the US Open has put him in prime position for The Open Championship according to the betting.

The Holywood star was in contention on Sunday in Boston before a round of 69 left him on -2, four shots behind eventual winner Matthew Fitzpatrick.

McIlroy seems bullish about his chances heading into The Open Championship at St. Andrews with BoyleSports cutting his odds into 9/1 from 10/1, while Fitzpatrick has shortened into 20/1 from 33/1 after securing the first major win of his career.


McIlroy has also been clipped into 25/1 from 33/1 to be crowned RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year winner with his loyal followers backing him to land the accolade.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: “Rory McIlroy has been playing some great golf lately, so we are not surprised to see him backed as a popular favourite to win his fifth major next month at St Andrews. He is now 9/1 from 10/1 to win The Open, while US Open winner Matthew Fitzpatrick is 20/1 from 33/1 to land a quick-fire major double.”

Open Championship 2022 ~ Tournament Outright, (place terms: 1/5 the first 6)

  • 9-1                                McIlroy, Rory
  • 11                                Rahm, Jon
  • 11                                Scheffler, Scottie
  • 16                                Thomas, Justin
  • 18                                Morikawa, Collin
  • 20                                Fitzpatrick, Matthew
  • 20                                Lowry, Shane
  • 22                                Spieth, Jordan
  • 22                                Zalatoris, Will
  • 25 bar

RTE Sports Personality of the Year 2022 ~ Outright Betting

  • 4-11                             Katie Taylor
  • 9-4                               Rachael Blackmore
  • 11                                David Clifford
  • 16                                Leona Maguire
  • 16                                Jonny Sexton
  • 20                                Shane Lowry
  • 25                                Lisa O’Rourke
  • 25                                Amy Broadhurst
  • 25                                Rory McIlroy
  • 33                                Paul Townend
  • 100                              Seamus Power
  • 100                              Cian Lynch
  • 200                              Paul Stirling

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