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Who's going to win the Fort Worth Invitational? Oddsmakers predict a familiar name

Jordan Spieth on the first tee during Colonial Pro-Am at the Dean & Deluca Invitational Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Jordan Spieth on the first tee during Colonial Pro-Am at the Dean & Deluca Invitational Wednesday in Fort Worth. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

By the conclusion of the the Fort Worth Invitational on Sunday afternoon, their could be a familiar face atop the leader board.

Jordan Spieth is currently ranked third in the official world golf ranking. He'll also be the top-ranked player in the 125-man field at Colonial Country Club.

And oddsmakers consider Spieth the the favorite to win the tournament, which will take place from Thursday to Sunday. Right now, his current odds to win the tournament and claim the plaid jacket are +900, according to Bovada (which can be found at oddsshark.com).

Spieth has enjoyed a tremendous three-year run at the event. In 2015 and 2017 he finished in second place. In 2016, he won the tournament thanks to a clutch back nine on the final day of competition.

The purse for this year's event is $7.1 million. The first-place finisher will receive $1.278 million.

Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Rickie Fowler will also join a competitive field. Those three players are ranked fourth, fifth and sixth in the current world golf rankings, respectively.

In total, 18 of the top-50 players in the world will be playing in the event.

Here are the next-best odds to claim a victory at Colonial, according to Bovada: Jon Rahm (+1400), Justin Rose (+1800), Webb Simpson (+1800), Rickie Fowler (+2000).

Follow along on the defending Dean & DeLuca champion's Sunday round of 65. Video by Matthew Martinez.

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