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Why You Should & Should Not Be Rooting For Jordan Spieth To Win The PGA Championship

Andrew Sander

Posted on August 11, 2017 15:31

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This weekend, at the age of 24, Jordan Spieth is looking to become the youngest golfer ever to complete a Career Grand Slam. Here are a few reasons why you should and shouldn't be rooting for this young all-star.

Why you should:

It's always fun to see history: As mentioned, Spieth would be the youngest Golfer ever to win all four majors. So far he has conquered The Masters in 2015, The U.S. Open in 2015, The PGA Championship 2017.

He is easy to root for: Being young, rich and successful can get into a person’s head and change them; but, Spieth has stayed humble and is true to who he was before his fame. Many athletes including Steph Curry, Andre Igoudala, Mike Trout and Justin Verlander tweeted about Spieths’ most recent performance at the PGA Championship. Curry had this to say to the 3X Major Champion “Just putt it and turn around and walk to the next hole next time sheesh Jordan!”StephenCurryTwitter

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Good golfers are good for the sport: Young golfers are drawing fans and it helps ratings: There was no doubt that when Tiger Woods was in his prime and was making amazing comebacks, there were more people interested in golf than ever. When amazing players are playing their best, then it draws attention from people who don't normally watch.  And is good for the sport. Jordan Spieth has the ability to draw fans that wouldn't normally watch.

Why you wouldn't root for Jordan Spieth:

You may be a contrarian: Spieth is clearly the hottest golfer in the PGA and the favorite to win the tournament. You might want to see someone else win. 

You're not a fan of UnderArmour: Spieth is widely known as UA's best golfer and one of its most famous athletes next to Steph Curry. It’s not a far-fetched idea that if you don’t like UnderArmour, you’re probably not going to like their poster boy in Jordan Spieth.

 You've got action on the field: One of the more popular bets, is a bet against the favorite - in this case Spieth at 7/1 against the entire field. Taking the field is usually not a terrible bet because there are so many golfers in the tournament and all it takes is one or two bad holes to knock the favorite off. With Rory Mcilroy, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler not sitting far behind Spieth in the odds race, I think betting on the field would be a wise choice.

Andrew Sander

Posted on August 11, 2017 15:31

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