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Rory McIlroy backed for WGC-Dell Match Play win by very unlikely pundit Divot The Goat

Published 23/03/2016

Rory McIlroy will defend his WGC-Dell Match Play title in Texas this week
Rory McIlroy will defend his WGC-Dell Match Play title in Texas this week

Rory McIlroy has been tipped to win the WGC-Dell Match Play this week by an unlikely pundit.

And although the world number three has never successfully defended a title in his professional career - he has found an unlikely fan in his corner tipping him to win.

McIlroy was famously prevent from attempting to do so in last year's Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational after suffering a serious ankle injury while playing football .

But in a stark contrast to the usual sporting experts, for a little light relief the PGA Tour tasked Divot The Goat to pick his winner.

The field was first divided into 16 4 man groups.

Divot picked number three which housed Rory McIlroy, Kevin Na, Smylie Kaufman and Thobjorn Olesen.

He then expertly chose Group 4 Player A Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy shared the fun video on Facebook deeming it a "great choice".

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