PATRICK REED is 13-10 at sportingbet to land his first Major as he takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the Masters.
The American bagged two eagles in three holes as he held off a charging Rory McIlroy who fired a seven-under 65 and is 9-5 at Unibet to win and complete a career Grand Slam.
He'll go out with Reed in the final group so it could turn into a match play situation and the Northern Irishman is going to have to close the gap as early as possible to put pressure on someone who hasn't been in this position before.
Lying third is one of Ace's tips Rickie Fowler who is 9-1 with 188BET ahead of Jon Rahm at 18-1 with the same firm. Then comes Henrik Stenson at 40s and Bubba Watson at 50s – but it looks increasingly like it will be a two-horse race between Reed and Rory. If you have Rory on the anteposts back Reed.
My two ball bet yesterday saw two winners and one tie. I backed it without a draw so sorry for any confusion.
Ace's member bet also won with Jason Day beating Branden Grace and he's posted another pick today.
It's tougher in the final round as for many players is just about prize money and ranking points – and for most the money doesn't matter too much.
Also players are paired who have matched each other almost blow for blow over three rounds so it's all down to who turns up on the day, who holes the most putts.
Looking at the scores and some players have got better and others worse over the three rounds. For example Webb Simpson has shot 76, 73 and 70 and takes on Zach Johnson who has gone 70, 74 and 74.
Adam Scott has fired 75, 73 and 70 and Si Woo Kim 75, 73 and 68.
I reckon Reed's a massive price at 9-4 v McIlroy but he could finish two shots higher than his partner and still win the Masters.
So I've decided to take one of my ew antepost picks Russell Henley against Satoshi Kodaira. Henley's got one shot better each round – 72, 71 and 70 and has been consistent all the way through.
He's a local lad who will want to finish well and keep the Japanese player who has mixed two 71s with a 74.
To make it a double add Jason Day to outscore Bernd Wiesberger. Day was Ace's tip yesterday and played nicely for a 69 after a second-round 71 so he's going in the right direction.
He can't win the tournament but the Aussie will hope one day to adorn a Green Jacket and the more good rounds you have under your belt at Augusta the better.
Austrian Wiesberger has enjoyed a good tournament but only broke par on day one so you have to fancy Day.
Ii have backed them with no draw – so draw will be void (honest)!
Two Ball Double
- Henley to bt Kodaira (5.30pm)
- Day to bt Wiesberger (6.30pm)
- (9-5, McBookie)