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BOZICH | PGA odds shift toward McIlroy after Woods' injury

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The folks in Las Vegas aren’t waiting for official word from Mount Nike to adjust the odds for the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course if Tiger Woods cannot overcome his back issues and play in the major championship that begins here on Thursday.

The odds have already been adjusted.

On Sunday morning, before Woods withdrew in the middle of his round in Akron, Ohio, Rory McIlroy was a slight favorite over Woods – McIlroy at 17-2 with Woods and Adam Scott tied for second choice at 15-1.

Not anymore.

The latest revised odds at Bovada.com on Monday have tilted heavily toward McIlroy, winner of the British Open. He’s the 5-1 favorite.

Scott is the second choice at 12-1, followed by Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia at 16-1. Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler are listed at 20-1.

You can get a nice price on the sentimental local favorite – Kentuckian Kenny Perry. He’s 250-to-1, and playing well.

Tiger?

He’s off the board.

Bovada lists him as withdrawn, although there has been no official update on his status since he left the course in Ohio on Sunday.

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