Rory McIlroy isn’t enjoying the best of seasons in the world of golf right now, but even though he is in shocking form, he is never a man to write off in the big tournaments.
The second Major of the year – the US Open – gets underway in a few weeks time and the Northern Irishman might be a decent bet for the encounter, despite the fact he looks a shadow of the player he was in 2011 and 2012.
In 2011, McIlroy won the US Open with a record score of -16, so he has the knowhow in this tournament, even if this year’s encounter is played at a different venue.
He is a man that often raises his game for the big occasion and if he does manage to play some decent golf, there is no doubt he will be involved.
The man that 24-year-old might need to stop is Tiger Woods and the American looks as hungry as ever to succeed. We haven’t really seen the battles we might have expected between these two this year and the US Open could be the perfect place for them to go head-to-head on the final day.
If you fancy placing a US Open bet, you will see that McIlroy is being offered at 16/1 with BetVictor to win this one and when you consider the quality he does have, that could prove to be cracking value.
On form, could you make a case for him lifting the trophy? Well, probably not, no. However, sheer class doesn’t just disappear and if McIlroy can improve his game in the next couple of weeks, he could come into this encounter full of confidence.
The first round is key of course and if he does get a flying start, he isn’t likely to let his lead go like he did in 2010.
We are all set for a thrilling US Open this year.