I HAVEN’T quite made it to Augusta yet – one leg to go – but when I do I expect Jordan Spieth still to be leading the way.
The young American, one of Ace Venturer’s outright tips, lit up the tournament on day one with a sparkling eight-under 64 and leads the field by three.
Spieth, who would have equalled the Major record of 63 barring a bogey at the par-five 15th, is three head of Australian Jason Day, Ernie Els, Justin Rose and Charley Hoffman, with Sergio Garcia and Russell Henley on four under.
Rory McIlroy kept his dreams of completing the career Grand Slam on track with an opening 71, with Tiger Woods recording a 73 in just his third start of the year.
On-form Spieth, who has finished first, second and second in his last three tournaments, is 11-4 with William Hill to win the tournament.
Day is 11-2 second favourite with BetVictor while McIlroy is generally available at 10-1.