I was disappointed to learn that Rory McIlroy has injured his ankle recently, and its unlikely he will play in the Open Championship. After hearing the news, I immediately checked Betfair to see his odds. To my delight, Betfair posted a market on whether Rory will play at all. At this moment, the market is 1.20 to 1.30 that he will NOT play in the Open. Now even if he DOES play, how effective will he be? This guy swings at 120 miles per hour, and puts a lot of torque and strain on his joints. To my surprise, the market on whether Rory will win the Open is currently 14.5 to 15.0.
Rory McIlroy will give the media an update later in the week, but at this point it is probable Rory will not win the open and 15 to 1 odds would be an incredible steal.