Rory McIlroy starts as the favourite at 11/2 to win the 2015 US Open but can he deliver a fifth Major?  Here's five reasons that say he will win.

1. Major Record

McIlroy has finished in the top 10 in four of his last five Major Championships and won two of his last three.  His whole approach to playing Majors has evolved and Rory now has the mindset to get himself into contention and the maturity to deliver the win.

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2. Power

McIlroy's power is a decided advantage at a US Open over any other Major.  As if an average of 305.5 yards off the tee on the PGA Tour is not impressive enough, he also ranks ninth in greens in regulation and first in strokes gained tee to green.  The greens complexes at Chambers Bay come with a fearsome reputation so hitting shorter irons to them than the majority of the field gives McIlroy a huge edge.

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3. Rested

McIlroy's missed cuts at Wentworth and Royal County Down were less to do with his golf than the incredibly crammed diary he kept off it.  Pro-Ams, drop ins, crowd scrums, charity, periscope, corporate days, media interviews, awards....it was all too much.
With a break since the Irish Open he comes to Chambers Bay rested and refreshed.  Media obligations at a Major will also be more controlled and manageable giving McIlroy the opportunity to focus solely on his golf.

4. Putting

Much has been made of McIlroy's issues with the putter but since the Irish Open he will have had a chance to iron out any kinks.  A Major will also mean Dave Stockton is on site to work with him to perfect putting on fescue.  The stats show that while putting is important, is does not define the winner of the US Open. In the last four stagings only Martin Kaymer made it into the top five in the putting stats when winning at Pinehurst.  The best putter in the field was Justin Leonard and he finished in 59th.

5. The Course

If Chambers Bay looks daunting to the majority of the field it seems custom made for McIlroy.  Even with the hard surfaces there's more room off the tee than usual at a US Open which plays to his strengths.  With weather set to be sunny and winds light Rory will not have to adapt his power game to win

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