Odds for co-favorites Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy to win the British Open next week at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Koepka, 29, of the U.S., is a four-time major champion who won the PGA Championship in May. McIlroy, 30, of Northern Ireland, also is a four-time major champion but has not won one of golf’s four biggest titles since 2014, when he claimed the British Open and PGA. American Dustin Johnson was listed as the No. 3 pick, at 12-1. American Tiger Woods, who resumed his chase of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major titles by winning the Masters in April for major No. 15, was the co-No. 4 choice, with Spain’s Jon Rahm, at 16-1.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, a leap from No. 1,659, for American Matthew Wolff, who won the PGA Tour’s inaugural 3M Open in only his third start as a professional. Wolff, 20, won the NCAA championship last month as a sophomore at Oklahoma State.