Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth hosts the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational starting on Thursday. The first tee times are at 8:00 a.m. ET and Jordan Spieth is the Vegas favorite at 8-1 after opening at 9-1. Jon Rahm is second on the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational odds board at 12-1, followed by Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose at 18-1. Spieth is a Texas native and finished third in the 2018 Masters.
Before you make any bets or enter a daily fantasy golf tournament on DraftKings or FanDuel, you'll want to hear what the team at SportsLine has to say.
SportsLine's prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, nailed the 2018 Masters, predicting the career-defining victory for Patrick Reed entering the weekend. It also nailed the Masters and U.S. Open last year, calling wins for Sergio Garcia and Brooks Koepka entering the weekend. Then, it was all over Spieth at the 2017 British Open from the start and called his third major victory with three rounds to play.
Now that the field for the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational is locked, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
One huge surprise the model is calling for at the Fort Worth Invitational 2018: Matt Kuchar, a 30-1 long shot, makes a series run at the title.
Kuchar was cut at the AT&T Byron Nelson last week, but had back-to-back top-10 finishes earlier this season at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (ninth) and Houston Open (eighth). He is nearly in the top-20 in the Official World Golf Rankings and is 12th on the PGA Tour in sand save percentage at 60.00. Also on Kuchar's side is his total driving efficiency of 63, good for 26th on tour. He's a must-back at 30-1 Fort Worth Invitational odds.
Another curveball: Kevin Kisner, the 2017 Fort Worth Invitational champion, fails to defend his title and is shut out of the top five.
Also, the model says four additional golfers with odds of 25-1 or longer will make a deep run at the Fort Worth Invitational title. Anyone who bets on these underdogs could hit it big.
So who wins the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the Fort Worth Invitational projected leaderboard from the model that has nailed four of the last five majors heading into the weekend, and find out.
Jordan Spieth 8-1
Jon Rahm 12-1
Justin Rose 18-1
Webb Simpson 20-1
Rickie Fowler 20-1
Adam Scott 25-1
Jimmy Walker 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Brooks Koepka 25-1
Matt Kuchar 30-1
Aaron Wise 30-1
Bryson DeCahmbeau 30-1
Jason Dufner 30-1
Zach Johnson 30-1