It is not often that the European Tour has a better field than the PGA Tour but that could be the case this week.
McIlroy is joined in the in this European Tour event by Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer and Charl Schwartzel.
A total of 10 current or former major champions are in the field.
Here is a look at the BMW PGA Championship and golf picks.
There are seven golfers listed with odds of 20-1 or less so you can make a case that there are a number of serious contenders.
Rory McIlroy is the slight favorite with odds of about 12-1.
He is followed by Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia at about 14-1.
Henrik Stenson and Martin Kaymer are listed at about 18-1 at BetDSI.com
PGA Odds: http://www.betdsi.com/live-lines/golf