Big Names Front and Center as WGC Returns

Fresh off of a victory at the British Open, Rory McIlroy (6/1) is the early favorite to win the third World Golf Championship of the season. McIlroy leads all golfers in the days leading up to the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, but he won’t be the only big name vying for the honors. Also in the running will be defending champion Tiger Woods. He has had a forgettable 2014 campaign with a high of 25th place in just five events. Injuries have sidetracked his bid to reclaim the throne as the PGA’s best golfer. Woods is 14/1 to win the WGC tournament (ahead of contenders like Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson), and he is third overall. Between McIlroy and Woods sits Australia’s Adam Scott (10/1 to win). It’s been an interesting year for those in pursuit of the FedExCup. Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar have powered themselves into the top three positions. Despite the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 rankings, the three are just 50/1, 33/1 and 28/1 to win the Bridgestone Invitational.