Rory in cruise control
Rory McIlroy is long odds-on with Sky Bet to win the Open Championship as he leads by six shots from Rickie Fowler.
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An eagle-bogey-eagle finish sent him surging clear in the closing stages of round three on -16 and he is 1/16 to complete the job and lift the Claret Jug.
Rickie Fowler had managed to get level with McIlroy part way through the third round with the pair locked on -12 but the American slipped back and is his nearest pursuer on -10.
He is 14/1 with Sky Bet while Sergio Garcia can be backed at 25/1 with Dustin Johnson 28s - it is then 100/1 bar.
Punters will perhaps now look to the market without Rory and Fowler is the 11/4 favourite to come out on top.
Garcia and Johnson can be backed at 7/2 with Victor Dubuisson a 15/2 chance.
Sky Bet's chief golf odds compiler John Rhodes said: "Rory was very well backed at 16s pre-tournament and he is a big loser for the firm.
"Despite being industry-bottom price on Rickie Fowler at 30s, Sky Bet laid that pre event also.
"A quick glance at the leaderboard shows a lot of the fancied runners up there and with 6 places to pay out for each-way bets, this could be one of the worst Opens for many a year."