Jordan Spieth will be looking to make it three majors in America at the US PGA Championship
Despite an encouraging rally on the final day at The Open, America’s Jordan Spieth fell agonisingly short of winning at St Andrews, though is definitely the one to watch at the US PGA championship, after two major victories on home soil already.
He is 5/1 with bet365 to win and well worth a punt. His game has been consistent all year and is gradually proving himself as one of the best regulation golfers in the world at just 21 years of age.
At St Andrews, we saw another side of him. Having shown that he is humble in victory, Spieth was also gracious in defeat and delighted to see compatriot Zach Johnson win on the Scottish coast, in high spirits and jovial, being the first person to congratulate his elder.
Winner Johnson paid tribute to Spieth’s character in the aftermath of his win: “[Jordan] said congratulations and that he was proud.
“He is a peer of mine, he is a good friend. Granted, he’s 18 years younger than me and I can’t describe the magnitude as to what he was going through because I’ve never been in that position.
“We haven’t really seen that with the exception of Tiger [Woods]. Truthfully, he could be holding this Jug,” he continued.
“Someone said he had a double out there today.
“He has made his share of putts over the last few months but to have a champion like Jordan take the time on 18 to give me best wishes speaks volumes as to what he is about.
“He’s a phenomenal talent and he’s an even better person than he is a golfer.”
Held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, this could well work in Spieth’s favour. He won the US Open at Chambers Bay, another Links course, where conditions can get rough and has shown a calming competence in the face of adverse weather.
No doubt, though, world number one and reigning tournament winner Rory McIlroy will be looking to return after missing The Open through a bizarre foot injury he sustained while playing football with his friends. The Northern Irishman is 7/1 with SkyBet to win, while Johnson is 50/1 to repeat what Spieth has done this year and claim consecutive majors.
Bookies.com recommended tip: Spieth to win US PGA @ 5/1 with bet365