Sobel’s Charles Schwab Challenge Matchup Preview: The Market Is Overreacting to Jordan Spieth

May 23, 2019 10:00 PM EDT
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Peter Casey, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Jordan Spieth

  • Jordan Spieth finally got back on track at Bethpage Black last weekend, but a deeper look at his stats suggests it may have been a mirage.
  • Jason Sobel wonders if the market is overreacting to Spieth's finish, rather than his play.

Just one week ago, the narrative around Jordan Spieth was that something was broken, as he hadn’t finished in the top-20 anywhere since last summer.

He went off at 66-1 for the PGA Championship and while he didn’t exactly seriously contend, a share of third place helped alleviate some criticism and give him some confidence.

It also turned the tables on his pricing.

He opens this week at +1200, just slightly behind Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, on a Colonial CC course where he owns a win and two runner-up results in his young career.

That might be too much, too soon, as he enters the week in a matchup against a player who’s clearly fared better so far this year.

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