JORDAN SPIETH allowed the field to come back to him by dropping three shots in the final two holes yesterday so it’s set up to be a thrilling final round of The Masters.
Ace Venturer says: “The wind played havoc again yesterday with only four players making sub-par rounds. The day belonged to Masters debutant Smylie Kaufman who hit a superb three-under 69 and Masters veteran Bernhard Langer who shot 70.
“Spieth still leads by one with Kaufman the nearest challenger and Langer a shot further behind. One of my anteposts picks, Hideki Matsuyama, is well placed just two behind Spieth in joint third with Langer after a level-par 72.
“Another one Dustin Johnson played a patient round after he bogeyed the first and if the wind dies down I can see him having a real go, especially on the second nine.
“Billy Horschell has had a good Masters even with the setback of the wind blowing his ball off the green into the water and costing him an eight yesterday. He is four over in total and today takes on Matt Kuchar who has been steady all week and improved every day after a 75 in the first round. I like the tenacity of Horschell (Betway, 6-4) and think he can just edge out his fellow American.
“With four birdies on the back nine Lee Westwood showed some of the old form and finished on one-under 71. He takes on another Englishman, Danny Willett, who is T5 and both are in with a chance. Hard to separate the two so I’ll go for the draw (Bet365, 15-2).
“Angel Cabrera has had three rounds of 73 and is T13 on three over. If the wind dies down, which is expected, I think Cabrera (Stan James, 4-1) could finish in the top 10.”
Mr Fixit says: “Spieth played poorly yesterday but still leads. Having put money on Matsuyama and Day before the tournament I’m going to take him to win at 6-4 with unibet.
“He has the experience of leading from the front and can’t hit the ball any worse from the tee. He putts so well at Augusta and unless someone shoots the lights out he should win.”
Ace’s Day 4 Tips
Horschell to bt Kuchar (6.25pm)
Westwood v Willett draw (7.15pm)
Cabrera to finish top 10 (6.45pm)
Mr Fixit’s Day 4 Twoball Treble
Reed to bt Lowry (4.35pm)
Ooosthuizen to bt Holmes (6.35pm)
Matsuyama to bt Langer (7.35pm)
(4-1, Stan James)
Spieth to win Masters
Willett to finish top 5