Jordan Spieth co-led the Sony Open after a stellar opening round 65. When Spieth pegged it up for the second round, the betting odds on him to win the tournament stood at +500 (5/1), the clear odds-on favorite by bookmakers.
Surely, Spieth was going to be a part of the picture on Sunday, right? Well, you never know what will unfold in a PGA Tour golf tournament, do you?
Spieth fizzled out. He carded a dreadful 5-over 75 on Friday (11 shots worse than his opening round). He fell down the leaderboard, so much so that he missed the cut by 1 shot!
Jordan joined an infamous list of PGA Tour pros, becoming only the 10th player on Tour to miss the cut after leading or sharing the lead after the first round.
Making matters worse, Spieth became the FIRST player EVER in PGA Tour history to miss the cut after being the odds-on favorite to win a tournament after 1 round of play.
PGA Tour fans have seen plenty of first round leaders fizzle out over the weekend, but we have never seen this kind of precipitous drop by a player who seemed in such command of his game, yet alone one with the pedigree of the great Jordan Spieth.
You just never know what will happen on TOUR. Jordan learned that lesson the hard way in Hawaii.