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Chance for punt on Rory's future

Paddy Power is offering a number of Rory McIlroy specials on its website

By Ashleigh Wallace

Published 10/08/2007

Irish bookmakers Paddy Power is offering punters a chance to have a flutter on Ulster golfing sensation Rory McIlroy's future success.

The 'Rory McIlroy Specials' section - which offers punters seven scenarios complete with odds - can be found on the bookie's website.

The 18-year-old sportsman from Holywood scooped the Silver Medal for best amateur at last month's Open tournament held at Carnoustie.

Rory finished in a respectable 42nd place after playing against some of the golf's greats, including Tiger Woods, on the legendary Scottish links course.

When he returns from a holiday in Dubai later this week, Rory will start preparing for the Walker Cup which is being held at Royal County Down next month and which will be his last tournament before turning professional.

Irish bookies Paddy Power is offering a series of bets on the young golfer.

Odds of just 6/1 are being offered on Rory being selected for the Ryder Cup held at Celtic Manor in 2010 while odds of 13/2 are being offered on the Co Down golfer winning a Major by 2015.

The bookies are also offering odds of 8/1 for Rory winning a European tour sanctioned event next year.

Punters can also place a bet on whether or not he will be selected for next year's Ryder Cup team at Valhalla.

The chance of this happening is being placed at 20/1, while the odds of him being the tournament's top scorer currently sit at 150/1.

In addition, the odds of Rory winning a Major by 2010 are set at 80/1, while 50/1 odds have been given for him earning the title of top scorer in the 2010 Ryder Cup.

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