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McIlroy new betting favorite for PGA Championship

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Rory McIlroy is looking for his third PGA Championship title in the last five years, and bettors appear to like his chances.

McIlroy has received steady support at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, and he is now listed ahead of Dustin Johnson as the betting favorite this week at Baltusrol Golf Club. The Ulsterman, whose odds opened at 8/1 after The Open and was available at 9/1 on Tuesday, is now available at 7/1.

According to Westgate manager Jeff Sherman, his book has received more money on McIlroy than all but one player in this week's field - Phil Mickelson, who won this event at Baltusrol in 2005 and is currently 15/1.

Here is a look at the odds on some of the tournament favorites as of Wednesday afternoon:

7/1: Rory McIlroy

8/1: Dustin Johnson

10/1: Jason Day

12/1: Jordan Spieth

15/1: Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson

20/1: Sergio Garcia

30/1: Adam Scott, Justin Rose

40/1: Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker

50/1: Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, J.B. Holmes

60/1: Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Bill Haas, Hideki Matsuyama, Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer

80/1: Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Lee Westwood, Danny Willett

100/1: Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Scott Piercy, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Gary Woodland