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US Open 2014: 5 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth Will Win it All

5 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth Will Win the 2014 US Open

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The 2014 U.S. Open will begin on Thursday, and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth (he will turn 21 on July 27) will try to win his first major. Spieth, who attended the University of Texas, turned pro in 2012, has played well on tour and he is currently the 10th ranked golfer in the world. Some believe Spieth (20-1 odds according to Vegas Insider) is poised to hoist the U.S. Open Trophy on Sunday. Here are five reasons why that may just happen.

5. He’s Made The Cut 15 Times in 17 Events This Season

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5. He’s Made The Cut 15 Times in 17 Events This Season

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Spieth has finished in the top-10 six times in the 15 cuts he’s made this season. Even though he hasn't won a major yet, he's playing well enough this season to win the a big tournament like the U.S. Open.

4. He’s Played Well in Majors Before

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4. He’s Played Well in Majors Before

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Spieth has played well in big tournaments this year, finishing second at the Masters and fourth at the Players Championship. He knows he is capable of winning a big tournament and that he just needs to play more consistently.

3. Recent History of Major Winners

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3. Recent History of Major Winners

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Recent history favors a player winning his first major. When Justin Rose won the U.S. Open last year, that made him one of 14 first-time major winners in the past 20 major tournaments.

2. He’s Learned From His Errors

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2. He’s Learned From His Errors

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Spieth let his emotions get in the way at both the Masters and Players Championship. He faded a bit in both as a result. To his credit, Spieth is very self-aware about this, and he has spoken about how he has learned from his experiences at the Masters and Players Championship.

1. He Can Hit All of the Shots

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1. He Can Hit All of the Shots

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Fan favorite Phil Mickelson has talked about how Spieth can hit all of the shots and that he’s not one-dimensional. Mickelson spoke about how Spieth can cut the ball or hit a draw and that he can shape the ball into pins. Mickelson is correct. Spieth can hit all of the shots necessary to win at Pinehurst No. 2 this week.