Jordan Spieth’s comeback tour finally ended with the 12th PGA TOUR victory of his career, as he topped Charley Hoffman and Matt Wallace in the final group to win the Valero Texas Open.
Just in time for his return to the Masters.
It’s Spieth’s first win since July 2017 at The Open Championship when he beat Matt Kuchar by three strokes to win his third major of his career at age 23.
Spieth’s win was big for him but terrible for sportsbooks, as he’s been racking up the liability in every tournament he enters. This week was no different as he was the most-bet golfer at both PointsBet and BetMGM. He cashed pre-tournament outright tickets at +1200.
Spieth hadn’t won since and for much of the past few years he wasn’t particularly close. It wasn’t until the Phoenix Open that he showed the form bettors were accustomed to seeing when he had a share of the 54-hole lead.
It’s perfect time to find his winning form with the Masters Tournament beginning on Thursday.
Spieth is down to +950 to win the Masters at FanDuel behind reigning champion Dustin Johnson, who is +900 as the No. 1 player in the world.
Spieth won the Masters in 2015 and was the first-round leader in both 2016 and 2018, as noted by The Action Network’s Jason Sobel. He is looking to become just the fifth player all time to win the Masters a week after taking down another tournament. Action Network Contributor Justin Ray points out it hasn’t been done since Phil Mickelson in 2006.
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