Rory Mcilroy

British Open Golf Contenders 2014 - Rory McIlroy

There is no bigger name in the world of golf at the moment than that of Rory McIlroy who was simply sensational when winning the US Open last month. The young man from Northern Ireland has been touted as a star of the game for the past couple of years, and he finally made the big breakthrough at the Congressional Country Club as he picked up his first Major Championship. McIlroy heads into the British Open at Royal St Georges as the man in form and the hot favourite to lift the Claret Jug and continue his rise to the top of the world game.

McIlroy has had a top class season so far and heads to Kent full of confidence of another big win, he led the Masters at Augusta after three years before slipping away but bounced straight back to win the US Open. McIlroy produced a stunning display to win the US Open breaking any number of records along the way, he blew the field away to win by a brilliant eight shots and reminded many of Tiger Woods at his very best a few years ago.

McIlroy clearly has the game to do well at Royal St Georges this year and if he can reproduce his US Open form he will be tough to beat as the latest betting suggests. His first Major win has seen him climb the world rankings and he is the hot favourite for the Claret Jug with that in mind, he led the Open at St Andrews last year after a couple of rounds and he will be aiming to hold that until Sunday evening in 2011.

Rory McIlroy Major Championship Wins