McIlroy Backers Dismayed As Smith Destroys Back Nine At St Andrews

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Matched as low as 1.4 on Sunday afternoon; it was heartbreak for Rory backers at St Andrews!

It was a terrific weekend for our golf market makers as the well-backed Rory McIlroy got chinned on the back nine at St Andrews.

Rory went off at 12.5 pre-tournament with 13% of the bet share) and unsurprisingly, he garnered 52% of the bet share in play throughout the four days. McIlroy was 1.99 coming into the final round and was duly matched as low as 1.4 as his supposed main danger Victor Hovland faded away.

Rory was squeaky clean on Sunday, but it still wasn’t enough to hold off Cameron Smith.

Plucky Australian Cameron Smith (40.0 pre-tournament) didn’t exactly read the script but only received some lukewarm support on Sunday morning, being matched at 30.0. A back nine for the ages from Smith was ultimately enough to break the heart of Rory backers.

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