IT’S almost here – the first round of the US Masters and for the next four days I’ll be glued to the action.
I can’t believe it was a year ago to the day when I was setting off for a first memorable trip to Augusta and it seems like just yesterday I stood a few yards away as Jordan Spieth donned the Green Jacket.
Spieth dominated from start to finish but I don’t see him defending his crown and I’ve already tipped Jason Day to triumph.
Resident golf tipster Ace Venturer and myself posted our outright tips a few days ago so check out the posts. The tips are on the end of this post as a reminder.
I’ve added two after looking at some of the other markets – Bernhard Langer to finish top senior at 5-2 with bet365. He’s still top notch and doesn’t look to have much competition in this category with Vijay Singh and Davis Love his chief rivals.
My other addition is Rafa Cabrera-Bello to be top debutant. This is a fairly speculative market because who knows how some players will react on their first visit.
But Cabrera-Bello, who is 15-2 at boylesports, arrives in fabulous form following up his third at the World Match Play – he beat Rory McIlroy on the final day – with fourth in last week’s Houston Open.
Kevin Kisner is 7-1 favourite and the American I imagine may have played a few practice rounds here in the past and has some good PGA Tour results under his belt.
I like twoball betting as opposed to threeball but the first round is tough to call and remember players are not going head to head – they’re playing the course.
However, I’m backing four players who should go well this week in mythical twoballs.
Post any day one thoughts and tips you have on this thread.
Mr Fixit’s Day 1 Mythical Twoballs
Oosthuizen to bt Reed
Rose to bt Berger
Day to bt Kuchar
Speith to bt Casey
1pt at 8-1, BetVictor
Ace Venturer outrights
1.5pts ew Fowler
1.5pts ew Stenson
1.5pts ew Oosthuizen
1.5pts ew D Johnston
1.5pts ew Matsuyama
1.5pts ew Rose
1pt ew Koepka
Mr Fixit’s outrights
2pts Day to win
1pt ew Watson
1.5pts ew Oosthuizen
2pts Rose top Englishman
0.5pt Lyle to beat Knox
2pts Langer top senior
0.5pt Cabrera-Bello top debutant