Bookmakers Could Take a Bath With Jordan Spieth Masters Win

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Mary Montgomery
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Bookmakers Could Take a Bath With Jordan Spieth Masters Win

Don’t look now but Jordan Spieth sits atop the Masters leaderboard after Day 2.  This could prove to be a killer for bookmakers who offered Spieth at 9-1 odds early on.

Heading into Saturday, Spieth was listed at -220 odds with a payout potential of $10 on every $22 bet (the $22 is refunded with the win). Betting was still available on the 2015 Masters in before and after play right up through Sunday morning.

Spieth has gone 1-2-2 in his last three starts on the PGA Tour.  He made nine birdies — the most he's ever made in a round in a major championship — shooting an 8-under-par 64 in Day 1 of the first major of the year.

By Day 2 Spieth had broken the 36-hole record at the Masters. 

On Friday, Spieth shot a 66, a round that no golfer bettered. That gave him a two-day total of 14-under-par 130, the lowest 36-hole score in the history of the Masters, one stroke better than the mark set by Raymond Floyd in 1976. Spieth’s score also tied the lowest two-round total in a major championship.

Spieth was the most wagered on contender at this year’s Masters. 

2015 The Masters
Apr 9-12 - Augusta National - Augusta, Georgia, United States - Purse: $9,000,000
Leaderboard - Ongoing R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Thru
Jordan Spieth
-8 -6 -14 18
Charley Hoffman
-5 -4 -9 18
Justin Rose
-5 -2 -7 18
Paul Casey
-3 -4 -7 18
Dustin Johnson
-2 -5 -7 18

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