2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Is Jordan Spieth’s Putter Back?

Sep 25, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

Sep 7, 2018; Newtown Square, PA, USA; Jordan Spieth watches his fourth shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink GC. Mandatory Credit: Eric Sucar-USA TODAY Sports

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Jordan Spieth’s Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +1200
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +700
  • Point total odds: 2.5 (o +125, u -165)
  • Ryder Cup appearances: 2
  • Ryder Cup match play history: 0-2 (50.0%)
  • Ryder Cup foursome history: 1-0-2 (100.0%)
  • Ryder Cup fourball history: 3-1 (75.0%)

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Jordan Spieth’s Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: The putter is back. For a large portion of the season, Spieth couldn’t make a putt. But over the past couple months, he figured out the flat stick and could cause Europe some problems.

Worst asset: The tee ball. Spieth has a tendency to get a little wild off the tee, and that will cause problems in France. If the rough is up like it should be, that will limit many of the inaccurate U.S. drivers — along with Spieth’s ability to attack with the approach game. That could lead to more defensive play.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 6 out of 10. He’s been great in the team portions, usually pairing with Patrick Reed, but hasn’t picked up a result in singles play. I expect the USA to need a Spieth-Reed duo to get going if the team is picking up the win in Europe, but neither has really shown much of a sign leading up to the event that he’ll be ready.

Expert Predictions: Over/Under 2.5 Points

Sobel: Under
Perry: Under
Mears: Under

Jordan Spieth’s Metrics

Here’s how Spieth ranks in the Ryder Cup field in several key metrics.

  • Strokes Gained: Total: 32nd in world, 18th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 22nd in world, 14th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 26th in world, 12th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: 136th in world, 20th in field

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