Rory McIlroy Favored Ahead Of Wells Fargo Championship

  • Rory McIlroy is the only golfer competing in the Wells Fargo Championship with odds under +2000.
  • McIlroy is also the only golfer in the field with a top ten ranking in the OWGR.
  • His odds vary depending on what sportsbook one looks at, but he’s a clear favorite.

POTOMAC, Md. – The Wells Fargo Championship has a very distinct frontrunner: Rory McIlroy, who has +900 odds to take the win at TPC Potomac.

McIlroy is the defending champion of the Wells Fargo Championship, having taken the win in 2021, and the defining favorite in 2022.

Wells Fargo Championship Winner Odds

  • Rory McIlroy +900
  • Corey Conners +2000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +2000
  • Tony Finau +2000
  • Abraham Ancer +2800
  • Russell Henley +2800
  • Cameron Young +3300
  • Gary Woodland +3300
  • Keegan Bradley +3300
  • Marc Leishman +3300
  • Max Homa +3300
  • Seamus Power +3300
  • Tyrrell Hatton +3300

+900 might not strike many golf betting fans as the odds a large favorite would have, but in the context of the field, McIlroy is the only competitor with odds below +2000.

Corey Conners, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Tony Finau are the major competitors that he will have, with each of them sitting at +2000.

McIlroy is ranked seventh in the world by the Official World Golf Rankings. Conners is ranked 31st, Fitzpatrick is 25th, and Finau is 18th.

In other words, not only is McIlroy the only competitor with odds below +2000, he’s also the only top ten golfer in the tournament.

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Finau bears special mention as a golfer who finished second in the Mexico Open last week, which was the best result he’s had all season.

That result catapulted him from being ranked 25th in the world to being ranked 18th, where he sits now.

Still, the fundamentals of this field are unchanged as far as the online sportsbooks are concerned – McIlroy is the only one of the PGA’s true elite to compete in the field.

Golf betting fans would be well served to shop lines on this event. Caesars Sportsbook featured McIlroy sitting at +700, while Bovada has him at +900, notably more profitable.