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2021 Masters odds: Jordan Spieth makes big move

Jordan Spieth at 2020 U.S. Open
Though Jordan Spieth has not won on the PGA Tour since 2017, oddsmakers like his chances to win a 2nd green jacket this spring at Augusta National.

Oddsmakers rate Spieth at 25-1, up from 60-1 odds, to win his 2nd green jacket after his eye-popping 3rd round at Phoenix Open

Though Jordan Spieth came up short over the weekend in his attempt to win the Phoenix Open, he nonetheless made an impression on one group of golf observers: oddsmakers.

Spieth improved to 25-1 odds to win the Masters, according to the updated line Monday at golfodds.com. He had opened late last year at 60-1.

Spieth, 27, the 2015 Masters winner and a four-time major champion, faded into a tie for fourth Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, two strokes behind winner Brooks Koepka. After he shot a bogey-free 10-under 61 in the third round Saturday at TPC Scottsdale, Spieth had put himself into position to win his first title on the PGA Tour since he claimed the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Defending Masters champion Dustin Johnson, the world’s top-ranked golfer and winner of the European Tour’s Saudi International on Sunday, remains the favorite to win the Masters, at 7-1. Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm were co-No. 2 picks, at 12-1. Brooks Koepka, who won the Phoenix title, joined Justin Thomas as 14-1 choices, and Xander Schauffele was an 18-1 selection, just ahead of Spieth.

One thing worth noting: Among those seven players with shorter odds than Spieth’s, only Johnson has won a green jacket.

The Masters is scheduled for April 8-11 at Augusta National Golf Club.

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