Off the Tee: Jordan Spieth Wins at Innisbrook, Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Preview, Who’s Favored to Win The Masters?
While we were enjoying some incredible March weather in the Upper Midwest, golf fans were being treated to Sunday final round drama at its best on their TVs, when Jordan Spieth rolled in this 30-footer to win the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, capping a day of comebacks, big putts, and a playoff.
In this week's 'Off The Tee", I talked with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf blog about Spieth's triumph and all of the great action that led up to it in Palm Harbor, Florida:
This week, it's on to the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Invitational in Orlando. This is a tournament that is considered to be one of the key tune-up events for The Masters, which is just three weeks away.
Joel says he's got a trio of guys in his sights to do well in Florida this week:
One guy who will not be playing at Bay Hill is Tiger Woods. Tiger is continuing to rest his ailing body, and his ailing game, while he contemplates his future. I asked Joel if it's a future that includes teeing it up at this year's Masters in three weeks?
As for the guys who appear to be locks to play for a green jacket, one, Rory McIlroy, is the clear favorite to win in Augusta for the first time, and complete the career grand slam. The current odds to win 2015 Masters have McIlroy at 6.5-to-1, Bubba Watson at 13-to-1, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day at 15.5-to-1, Dustin Johnson at 18.5-to-1, and Adam Scott at 20-to-1. I asked Joel which player from that group he thought had the best chance of winning and which player had no chance: