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McIlroy heads betting for Sawgrass success

| 11.05.2016

Rory McIlroy is the 8-1 favourite with leading bookmaker Coral to win The Players Championship this week at Sawgrass. The Northern Irishman tops the betting for the unofficial fifth major ahead of Jordan Spieth who can be backed at 10-1, while Jason Day is 12-1 to come out on top on Sunday.

“Despite the fact he has never won at Sawgrass before, Rory McIlroy has been a very popular favourite going into the unofficial fifth major this week,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“We’ve seen good support for Rickie Fowler defending his title, while each-way punters seem to be turning to Justin Rose as the best alternative from the big three in the betting,” added Hill.

**The Players Championship

8 Rory McIlroy, 10 Jordan Spieth, 12 Jason Day, 18 Rickie Fowler, 28 Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, 30 Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, 35 Branden Grace, 40 Danny Willett, 45 Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, 55 Bar.


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John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.