Jordan Spieth Reportedly Dealing With Illness on Wednesday at U.S. Open (June 15)
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Jordan Spieth is a popular under-the-radar candidate to win the U.S. Open, but if the rumors on Wednesday are accurate, he might not be participating in the event at all.
Rumblings on Twitter indicated that Spieth left the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., – host of this year’s major tournament – on Wednesday afternoon, as he didn’t feel well.
Colt Knost on Sirius XM’s Gravy and the Sleeze was one of the first to indicate something could be wrong with Spieth, leaving his status for the tournament up in the air.
Nothing is confirmed regarding the situation, but a number of spectators at the Country Club did observe Spieth leaving with an apparent illness.
At BetMGM, Spieth accounts for 4.0% of the betting tickets and 3.9% of the handle on the tournament. His odds have moved from +1800 at opening to +2500, but that’s not necessarily related to this rumor.
Spieth is a U.S. Open champion, having defeated Dustin Johnson in dramatic fashion in 2015 to take home his second major title.
Overall, the American has three major championships, but hasn’t found much success at the U.S. Open since his win. Spieth has earned just one top-20 finish since 2015, but that did come in last year’s championship.
This will be an interesting situation to monitor as we approach the morning of the first day of play.
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