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July 13, 2011 14:43 ET

McIlroy Heads The Open Online Betting Field

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 13, 2011) - Golf betting experts Sky Bet make Rory McIlroy their 8/1 favourite to win The Open Championship, which gets underway at Royal St George's on Thursday.

The Northern Irishman's sensational eight-shot victory in last month's US Open has established him at the head of Sky Bet's Open betting market from World number one Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, who are both 10/1 shots.

The online betting firm also offer a host of Rory McIlroy betting specials for The Open including 4/1 he birdies his first hole on Day 1 and 7/4 he makes an eagle at any point during the Championship.

After leading after 18 holes in both the Masters and the US Open, it's 9/1 that the 22-year-old will lead after the first round at Sandwich and 25/1 he'll lead on all four days and win.

Sky Bet are also offering 3/1 McIlroy is in the final pairing on the final day and 16/1 he wins his second Major title by five shots or more.

There are a host of other specials including top five, 10 and 20 finish, to make or miss the cut, country to win The Open and top nationality and lots more.

Punters who can't decide who to back can pick either McIlroy or Donald to win at 7/2; Sergio Garcia or Graeme McDowell at 12/1 or Padraig Harrington or Matteo Manassero at 22/1.

The online betting experts are paying six places at ¼ odds on all each-way bets and any customers who stake £10 or more on a selection who misses the cut will earn double loyalty stamps towards free bets.

Visit the Sky Bet website to bet on The Open Championship as well the Rory McIlroy Open Championship specials

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