Why Paddy favours Rory over Jordan in the final Major of the season

Spieth stands on the brink of history next month but it's McIlroy who has the form to follow at Quail Hollow


Jordan Spieth took one step closer to the Career Grand Slam in Liverpool, with a historic final five-hole stretch to capture the Claret Jug.

We now move onto ‘Glory’s last shot’, next month’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow where the Golden Child is second-favourite behind Rory McIlroy.

This could be an event for the ages with the Tex Express, rolling into Rory’s second home, chasing history.

Paddy Power have priced Rory up as clear 6/1 favourite with Jordan next in at 8/1.  This is Rory’s best chance of a Major victory with his finishing positions since 2010 reading

WIN, MC, 2nd, 10th, 8th, Win, 4th.


That is some record. Combine this with his strong showing at Royal Birkdale after a disastrous start and we will be looking to duck Rory in the final Major of the season that tees off on August 10.

Jordan has only played Quail Hollow competitively once, finishing in a tie for 32nd in 2013. He has not been back since, which would indicate to me that the course does not suit his eye.

That – on paper at least – gives Rory the edge in the Wannamaker Trophy, but don’t underestimate the history-chasing Spieth.

I can’t wait to see how the last Major of the season goes.

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