In the recent months, Jordan Spieth has not been a forgotten man, but with him being a young winner the question that always pops up is what has he done lately? Jordan has shown his slide in the World Ranking from Number one to number six was an inaccurate indicator of his standing in the game’s hierarchy.
Spieth demonstrated this by finishing first in the Australian open and winning with a four-stroke victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. In his last five international starts, he finished first, third, third, ninth and first.
At the age of 23 years and six months, Jordan Spieth has nine PGA victories, two of them being major. When Tiger Woods was 23 years and five months he had won nine wins, two of them being major. It is clear that Jordan Spieth’s career won’t be parallel to that of Tiger Wood’s but it is a heady company to keep, no matter how long it lasts.
The odds are that Jordan’s career will last longer. In the masters Jordan spieth is currently a 6-to-1 favorite, this is according to Jeff Sherman of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
In 2016 Jordan Spieth got a win and has had two runner-ups in the three career appearances at August national, however, he was unable to finish off a second consecutive master win. For the seven of the last eight rounds, Jordan Spieth held the lead. Jordan also shares the tournament’s 72-hole scoring record with Tiger Woods.
Surprisingly, Jordan Spieth is not the favorite player expected to win the four major championships in 2017. Jason Day who is world No. 1 and Rory McIlroy a four-time major champ with 8/5 odds, are the favorite. Johnson Dustin comes second with 7/4 odds and he is followed by Jordan Spieth at 2/1.
In this season Justin Thomas and the red-hot Hideki Matsuyama combined to win five PGA Tour titles and their odds are 6/1 and5/2 respectively.
Despite his plummeting Master odds, Tiger Woods is still 10/1 to win a major this year. At the beginning of 2017 Tiger Woods was at 20/1 to win a fifth green jacket, however, his odds changed to 50/1 after his WD in Dubai. As a result of him announcing that he had pulled out from next week’s Honda classics and this week Genesis open, Tiger Woods is now at 100-to-1 which is a long shot.Following Jordan Spieth four-shot victory at the AT&T he was able to maintain his Official World Golf Ranking, however, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook slashed his odds of him winning the 2017’s first major from 8/1 to 6/1. The other four players maintained their odds with Jason Day at 10/1, Dustin Johnson at 12/1, Hideki Matsuyama at 12/1 and Rory McIlroy at 10/1.
Note, Jordan Spieth is the seventh straight player who has managed to win a PGA Tour in his 20s.