Spieth Wins 2015 Masters: Oddsmakers Most Gripping Majors in Years

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Apr/12/2015
Who Will Win The 2015 Masters: Oddsmakers Most Gripping Majors in Years

Jordan Spieth has won this year's Masters golf tournament with bookmakers hoping for a small miracle. 

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Spieth was offered early at 9/1 odds while Woods at one point was being offered at 40/1 odds at some Vegas establishments.

Spieth remained atop the leaderboard following all three days of play. Once again on Saturday the 21-year-old Texan set another record.  This time he saved par from 10 feet to stay at 16-under 200, breaking by one the 54-hole record held by Woods (1997) and Raymond Floyd (1976).

"That just took some guts," Spieth said. "And having been in this scenario, or having been in contention enough, having been on tour for a few years, I felt comfortable enough playing that full flop. If you caught me a year-and-a-half ago, I probably never would have played that shot in that scenario.

"Seeing any putts go in on 18 is nice," he said. "I would like to have maybe a couple of them" on Sunday.

Woods, meanwhile, tied Day 3 at 5th place.  The four-time Masters winner entered Sunday's final round at six-under overall.  He finished one stroke ahead of his second-round total, posting two sub-70 scores at the Masters for the first time since 2005.

“I had my chances to make this a really special round today,” Woods said. “Man, I had it going there for a little bit. I made a stupidly good birdie at 13 and a stupidly bad bogey at 14. You know, it all evens out.”

Lurking within striking distance of a Masters win are Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson and Charley Hoffman.  Each were initially offered at double digit odds but none had the type of action Spieth and Woods were seeing.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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