Mon, Aug 7, 3:20pm by Staff Writer
Hideki Matsuyama will go into the year’s final major will some serious momentum, after he stormed to a five-shot victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
Three straight birdies to close out the tournament saw the Japanese golfer equal the course record at the Firestone Country Club that was set at 61 by Tiger Woods four years ago.
The 25-year-old has now come into $15 to win his first major this week at the Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.
World number one Dustin Johnson is $12 after finishing 13 shots back in a tie for 17th place, but the man who tops the market is Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who finished in a tie for fifth place in Ohio on Monday morning AEST.
McIlroy is $7 to win his third USPGA Championship, which may be because he holds the course record at Quail Hollow and has won their twice.
Jordan Spieth is at $9 to join Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tiger Woods, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan as only the sixth player to win all four majors.
Jason Day is the shortest priced Aussie at $29 to win his second USPGA Championship in three years, but after shooting a one over 71 in the final round in Ohio, he’ll have to raise his game.
World number 17 and fellow Australian Adam Scott shot a two-under 68 to salvage a share of 13th at four-under par, he’s assessed as a $36 chance to win his first major since the 2013 Masters.
Marc Leishman signed off with a respectable 69 to sit at three-over tied for 41st, two shots ahead of countryman Sam Brazel in 47th. Leishman is at $67 to win this week.
The best performed Australian over the weekend was Scott Hend, who finished in a tie for 10th place, 11 shots behind Matsuyama, you can get $301 for Hend to win this coming weekend.
Mcilroy, Rory $7
Spieth, Jordan $9
Johnson, Dustin $12
Matsuyama, Hideki $15
Fowler, Rickie $19
Rahm, Jon $26
Day, Jason $29
Koepka, Brooks $29
Rose, Justin $36
Scott, Adam $36
Stenson, Henrik $41
Garcia, Sergio $41
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