Golf Picks: Odds on Grand Slam Glory for Jordan Spieth

Swinging Johnson

Friday, April 24, 2015 11:40 PM GMT

Jordan Spieth looks like the next heir apparent to Tiger Woods after his dominating victory at the Masters but will he continue to astound or is he just a one-hit wonder? Let's take a look at the Grand Slam golf odds the books are dangling.

Spieth: The Latest Wunderkind
The comparisons were already being made as 21-year-old Jordan Spieth blitzed the field at the 2015 Masters earlier this month. When the last shot was made and the lush, plush of Augusta was vacated it was Jordan Spieth who reigned supreme and tied a course record of 270 (-18) over the four-day event. And who might you ask held this record all alone and before Spieth dared capture the spotlight? It was of course Tiger Woods who did so way back in 1997 and was actually slightly younger than Spieth when he did so. But that seems like another lifetime ago particularly when you consider Tiger's travails since the "incident".

Spieth has won five tournaments in his short professional career including of course the Masters but is he poised and primed to take the world of golf by storm and relegate his uber talented contemporary Rory McIlroy to second class status as Tiger did to Phil Mickelson? Sure, Lefty was terrific but when Tiger was in his prime even the guy who never swung a club knew his name. The same could not be said of Mickelson despite his monumental accomplishments. Spieth has plenty of work cut out for him but let's take a look at the what the oddsmakers say about his chances.

 

Jordan Spieth - Total Majors 2015 Betting Odds
We know Spieth already has a major in the bag so the question is how many will he win in 2015? The Masters has already been claimed by the Dallas, Texas native but let us peruse the golf betting odds to see if there is any value or betting opportunity in these proposition wagers.

Spieth Wins Exactly 1 Major (-275): This obviously skewed to all you pessimists who don't believe the young lad is capable of catching lightning in a bottle at least one more time this year.

Spieth Wins Exactly 2 Majors (+200): This means Spieth will reign supreme in two of the four majors this year.

Spieth Wins Exactly 3 Majors (+2500): A monumental task this would be and one that only Tiger Woods accomplished in the modern era. Woods won three of four in 2000 but missed the Grand Slam by coming 5th in the Masters to Vijay Singh who took home the prize.

Spieth Wins All Four (+15,000): It has never been done and may never be done but the betting odds make this a tough ticket to avoid, at least for a few bucks.

 

Three Majors Left
When you consider that Jordan Spieth is not the only exceptional golfer on the planet but rather has plenty of company it is difficult to make a case for him winning even one more this year. But let us take a look at the three majors left.

The U.S. Open will be held in June at Chambers Bay in Washington. German Martin Kaymer took home the hardware last season when he beat his nearest competitor by eight strokes with a 271 over four days.

The Open Championship (The British Open) will be held at The Old Course at St. Andrews in July. Rory McIlroy won it in 2014 and the last to win it at St. Andrews was Louis Oosthuizen back in 2010.

Finally the PGA Championship will be held at Whistling Straits in August. Rory McIlroy won this title last year while the last to win at Whistling Straits was Martin Kaymer in 2010.

Spieth is just 21-years-old and he has not only Rory McIlroy to contend with but Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and the list goes on. Spieth will be a name you will read quite a bit in the coming years but as for this year I believe the Masters will be his only title.

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