McIlroy well backed for FedEx Cup windfall

Mark McGowan

Rory McIlroy (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy is being well backed to overcome a modest deficit and earn himself a huge payday as the prestigious FedEx Cup Playoffs reach their climax at East Lake in Atlanta this week.

BoyleSports has clipped McIlroy into 10/3 from 4/1 to win the Tour Championship even though the FedEx Cup handicap system means the World Number two will start the tour finale with a three-shot gap to bridge on leader Scottie Scheffler.

McIlroy stormed to the FedEx title last season despite teeing off six shots behind Scheffler and carding a triple bogey seven on his first hole and is seeking a record-setting fourth title this year.


Thirty players remain in the hunt for the lucrative top prize of $18m and Scheffler’s two-shot advantage over Viktor Hovland at tee-off makes him a short 7/5 shot to land the bulky cheque, with last week’s winner Hovland (5/1) and Jon Rahm (8/1) hoping to bridge respective deficits of two and four shots.

The same four players lead the betting in the low 72-hole scoring market as well, though the order is changed slightly as Rahm overtakes Hovland to become third favourite.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Scottie Scheffler is in pole position, but they’ll be breathing down his neck from the off and Rory McIlroy is by far the most popular pick in the chasing pack.”

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Tour Championship
7/5         S Scheffler (-10)
10/3       R McIlroy (-7)
5/1         V Hovland (-8)
8/1         J Rahm (-6)
16/1       P Cantlay (-4)
28/1       X Schauffele (-3)
30/1 bar


Lowest 72 Hole Score
11/2       S Scheffler
6/1         R McIlroy
9/1         J Rahm
12/1       V Hovland
12/1       X Schauffele
14/1       P Cantlay
18/1 bar

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