Monday 16 May 2016

Byron Nelson Championship - May 19th - 22nd NAP – Jordan Spieth 7/1 (SkyBet, Bet365 & William Hill) 5pts WIN

By Jordan Speith's standards, this has been a slow beginning to the 2016 season, but I fully expect him to go through the gears at this weeks Byron Nelson Championship. It has been a year of ‘what ifs’ so far for Jordan, with most significantly his fall from grace at The Masters. But what we mustn’t forget is the way he had played and handled himself up until the 12th hole on the final day. I think this ‘meltdown’ could well prove to be his McIllroy 2011 moment, whereby he comes back stronger  and wiser for it! This coupled with Jason Day picking up from where he left off last year has somewhat left Jordan in the shadows of top level golf. He will be determined to but the record right, and winning this week will begin to do this for him! He shot all 4 rounds in the 60s at this event here last year, so he has the recent record to feel at ease with the event and the way the course sets up to see him get to the top of the leaderboard come Sunday evening. Having looked back over the form and history of this event over recent years, it is clear to see that plenty of birdies will need to be made to fend off competition, so with Jordan inside the top 10 for birdies made on tour last year, and top of the putts made from inside 20 feet he should be able to get the job done!

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