McIlroy a 2-1 favorite to win PGA Championship
Sunday, August 12, 2012
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – With 27 holes to play on Sunday, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy was installed as the 2-1 favorite by the Las Vegas oddsmakers going into the final day of the PGA Championship. When the week began, McIlroy was a 15-1 underdog with Tiger Woods a solid 7-1 favorite.
When the third round started, Woods was tied for the lead with Vijay Singh and Carl Pettersson, and Woods was an overwhelming favorite at 5-4, with McIlroy behind at 7-1.
When Woods started the third round with three bogeys over seven holes before the rains came to the Ocean Course, McIlroy was making the turn at 4-under 32 and tied for the lead with third round co-leader Singh at 6 under.
Singh is an 11-2 favorite. Sandwiched between McIlroy and Singh is Adam Scott at 7-2. Scott made a significant run on Saturday, turning in 4-under 32, before the round was suspended.
Woods will start Sunday as an 12-1 underdog.