Fade Jordan Spieth at Valero Texas Open

Jordan Spieth hasn't looked like himself so far this PGA Tour season.
Jordan Spieth hasn't looked like himself so far this PGA Tour season. / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

Jordan Spieth is the defending champion at this week's Valero Texas Open, and he's historically fared extremely well at his home state's marquee event, but I'm telling you to fade him this week.

WynnBET has him set second on the odds list at +1200 (bet $100 to profit $1,200) to win the event for the second straight you, but you should think long and hard before parting with your money.

Stay Away from Jordan Spieth at Valero Texas Open

Jordan Spieth may be a big name that you recognize, but your bets shouldn't be based on how familiar you are with a golfer. Outside of a second place finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, he's had a largely disappointing season. That's especially the case in his last few starts.

He finished T60 at the WM Phoenix Open, T26 at the Genesis Invitational, missed the cut at The Players Championship, and then failed to advance to the bracket stage of the WGC-Match Play Tournament this past weekend, going just 1-2 in the group stage.

Furthermore, his statistics leave a lot to be desired. Here's how he ranks in each key area:

  • Strokes Gained: Off-The-Tee - 62nd
  • Strokes Gained: Approach the Green - 93rd
  • Strokes Gained: Around-The-Green -110th
  • Strokes Gained: Putting -141st
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green - 72nd
  • Total Strokes Gained - 91st

For a guy whose known for his short game, ranking outside the top 100 in both chipping and putting is a huge cause for concern.

The above numbers are certainly not indicative of a golfer who's deserving of being second on the odds list to win the whole thing, even with his history at TPC San Antonio.

Stay far away from betting on Jordan Spieth this week, and even fading him in certain spots could be smart. I'll be sprinkling on him to miss the cut, which presents fantastic betting value.

I need to see vintage Spieth again before I'll be able to trust him enough to wager my own money on him.