Ronnie O’Sullivan rockets to the front of BBC SPOTY betting

Ronnie O’Sullivan has rocketed to the head of the betting for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 44-year-old won a sixth World Snooker Championship title at the weekend after beating Kyren Wilson at the Crucible, forcing our traders to slash his odds for the BBC gong.

From 33/1 at the start of the tournament, O’Sullivan is now a 7/2 shot to become the first snooker player to win the award since Steve Davis in 1988.

Tyson Fury and Marcus Rashford continue to head the betting at 6/4 and 5/2 respectively, but the Rocket’s win at the weekend has put him firmly in the frame.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Ronnie’s Crucible success has seen him close the gap on the frontrunners in the race for SPOTY.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Winner

Tyson Fury – 6/4

Marcus Rashford – 5/2

Lewis Hamilton – 7/2

Ronnie O’Sullivan – 7/2

Joe Wicks – 10/1

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View the latest BBC SPOTY odds

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.