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2020 Colonial: Latest betting odds for PGA Tour’s return event

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Rory McIlroy, the top-ranked golfer in the world, also rates as the favorite among oddsmakers at VegasInsider.com to win the PGA Tour event at Colonial next week.

Rory McIlroy rates as 7-1 pick to win Colonial, with Jon Rahm as the 2nd choice at 12-1, according to VegasInsider.com

One week before the PGA Tour is set to restart its season, Rory McIlroy has emerged as the betting favorite to win the Tour’s first tournament in three months.

McIlroy is listed as a 7-1 choice by VegasInsider.com to win the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11-14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. McIlroy, a Northern Irishman who is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and a four-time major champion, posted six consecutive finishes of fifth place or better, including a victory in November in Shanghai. The PGA Tour has been idled since March 12, when the Players Championship was canceled after the first round because of the widening coronavirus pandemic.

Spain’s Jon Rahm, who follows McIlroy in the world ranking at No. 2, also was the second choice of oddsmakers, at 12-1, to win Colonial. Americans Justin Thomas (16-1) and Bryson DeChambeau (18-1) were the next favorite picks. American Kevin Na, the defending champion at Colonial, was listed at 50-1.

The field, which will be finalized at 5 p.m. ET Friday, was expected to be loaded with most of the top players in the world because of pent-up demand for competition after a three-month shutdown. Tournament officials received early commitments from 15 of the top 20 players in the world, including the top five: McIlroy, Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Thomas and Dustin Johnson.

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