Jordan Spieth is listed at 6-1 to win The Open and 30-1 to win golf’s grand slam.
The tears are still drying after another massacre of a US Open, but there is no rest for the wicked with the British Open a few weeks away. This year’s Open returns to St. Andrews (you may have heard of it). And the golf oddsmakers have listed Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy as heavy favorites to outplay the field.
Jordan Spieth is the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour with wins at the 2015 Masters and 2015 U.S. Open and is listed at 6-1 odds to win the British Open just behind the favorite to win, Rory McIlroy (4-1). Odds on Spieth winning golf’s grand slam are 30-1. The betting experts have run the numbers and the chances of Spieth actually winning golf’s grand slam are virtually nil.
Not only is McIlroy the favorite to win The Open, he is also the defending champion and has home-course advantage, giving him the best odds to spoil Spieth grand slam hopes.
If you are wondering where tumbling Tiger Woods’ odds stand, he is listed at 40–1.
U.S. Open choker and runner-up Dustin Johnson is the third choice at most places, ranging from 12–1. Adam Scott is 12–1. Phil Mickelson is 25–1. John Daly and the best golf pants are a colossal longshot at 400–1.
Odds To Win The 2015 British Open
The Open Championship
Date: July 16– 19 2015
Start Time: 6:00 AM ET
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Stadium: Old Course at St Andrews
TV Info: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open
- Rory McIlroy: 4–1
- Jordan Spieth: 6–1
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 23, 2015
Other Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open
- Dustin Johnson: 12–1
- Justin Rose: 16–1
- Rickie Fowler: 20–1
- Henrik Stenson: 22–1
Fringe Favorites To Win The 2015 British Open
- Jason Day: 25–1
- Sergio Garcia: 25–1
- Martin Kaymer: 25–1
- Phil Mickelson: 25–1
- Louis Oosthuizen: 25–1
- Bubba Watson: 33–1
Long Shots To Win The 2015 British Open
- Branden Grace: 40–1
- Hideki Matsuyama: 40–1
- Patrick Reed: 40–1
- Tiger Woods: 40–1
Top 3 Reasons To Bet On Jordan Spieth Win The Open
1. Spieth understands the word team
To Jordan Spieth it’s not just about how well he can strike the ball. It’s not all about Jordan. It’s the whole team concept that gets Spieth excited to wake up every morning and hit golf ball after golf ball. Spieth is a true believer in the entire concept of Team Spieth. His caddie is Michael Greller who used to be a sixth-grade teacher. Greller came on board full time in 2012 when Spieth joined the PGA Tour. Spieth uses the word team all of the time and he shares his success with Greller and his family.
2. Spieth can make changes on the fly
Jordan Spieth entered 2015 with the goal of winning majors. Since it has worked like perfection so far, why wouldn’t it work like perfection again at St. Andrews in July? Spieth practices shots, like Tiger used to do, in tournaments before the Major Championships in order to fine tune his game for each specific major tournament. Then, during the tournament he makes adjustments better than any other golfer on the planet. Spieth won the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, a course that tore him to shreds in 2010. If a golfer is capable of changing his or her game from day to day, something that Tiger seems incapable of ever doing again, that golfer will never be out of it.
3. Spieth has ice in his veins
The U.S. Open is the best example of how Spieth can deal with the past. Every golfer has a bad day. For Jordan Spieth it was Round 3 at the U.S. Open. After shooting a 68 Round 1 and a 67 Round 2, Spieth clocked a regrettable 71 in Round 3. No worries. He bounced back with a brilliant 69 in Round 4 to overtake Dustin Johnson and hold off Louis Oosthuizen, who might have had Spieth if not for a disastrous 77 that Oosthuizen shot in Round 1. Spieth puts every less than spectacular day in the rearview mirror and just tries to improve the very next day. Nothing rattles him. He has a goal to win all 4 majors in the same year and he’s already 50% there. It’s doubtful that the pressure will get to him at St. Andrews because he’s got ice in his veins.