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Chubby Chandler is 4/1 to manage the USPGA Champion

| 10.08.2011

Rory McIlroy has seen his odds cut in the USPGA betting as punters get behind the Ulsterman in pursuit of his second Major.

The betting patterns are in stark contrast to those we saw at the Open when McIlroy, who opened at 6/1, drifted out to 10/1 in the days leading up to the start.

This morning McIlroy is trading at 11/1 and while that isn’t a huge move from the 12/1 he was yesterday, the support is there for the US Open champion.

McIlroy is just one of the 10-strong group that International Sports Management will be representing at the final Major of the year and Ladbrokes are offering 4/1 that one of the 10 win.

ISM have already racked up the three previous Major’s this year and they are looking for a clean sweep in Atlanta this week.

Considering ISM’s 10 include four Major champions and Lee Westwood, punters are finding plenty of value in that 4/1 and here we give the lowdown on the chances of ISM providing the winner this week.

Rory McIlroy – 11/1
US Open champion and having tied for third at the last two USPGAs, McIlroy is rightly favourite.

Lee Westwood – 14/1
A new approach to golf may result in the Englishman finally breaking the Major barrier.

Charl Schwartzel – 50/1
The reigning Major champion finished 16th in the Open and 9th in the US Open.

Simon Dyson – 125/1
A European Tour staple, Dyson is yet to cut it amongst the world’s best but has the game to.

Darren Clarke – 150/1
The current Open champion, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see Clarke win back-to-back Majors.

Ernie Els – 150/1
Four top-10 finishes in the last eight years, Els is consistently strong at the USPGA.

Louis Oosthuizen – 150/1
Finished 9th when defending his US Open title but Oosthuizen has struggled for consistency this year.

Gregory Bourdy – 300/1
Has only made four Major appearances but has made the cut on each of those occasions.

David Horsey – 300/1
Tied for 28 last year and while he’s unlikely to win, could trouble the top-20 at a big price.

Fredrik Andersson Hed – 500/1
Disappointed in the Open despite being widely fancied and is worth avoiding this week.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.