Jordan Spieth’s odds have been slashed some more from 13/1 early to 4/1 coming into Friday to +140 heading into Saturday. The payout would be $140 for every $100 bet for those who are getting in on Spieth late.
Thus far Spieth has dominated. Quite a few gamblers were backing the renowned golfer early on thanks in part to the co-favorite status with Dustin Johnson.
"Very satisfying," said Spieth, who is playing in his fifth Open, his best finish being missing a playoff by a stroke two years ago at St. Andrews. "We seem to have grinded it out. I don't know if we'd be in any better score if I was on the other side of the draw. You just don't know where your breaks fall and where they don't.
"My patience wore a bit thin around the turn, but I was able to regroup. And that chip-in [at the 10th] was massive for par."
[United States of America] Jordan Spieth
-5 -1 – – -6 18
[United States of America] Matt Kuchar
-5 +1 – – -4 18
[England] Ian Poulter
-3 E – – -3 18
[United States of America] Brooks Koepka
-5 +2 – – -3 18
[Scotland] Richie Ramsay
-2 E – – -2 18