FOUR days of high drama are all but guaranteed when the 87th Masters Tournament tees-off today at Augusta National.
Scottie Scheffler (7/1) will be bidding to become just the fourth player to retain the Masters title following his 2022 success. One player who has managed that feat is Tiger Woods (66/1) and he'll be aiming to make the cut for a record-equalling 23rd consecutive time.
Rory McIlroy (7/1) will be eyeing the green jacket which would complete his majors collection.
And of course there's the added sub-plot of the particpating LIV Tour players. Will one of those upset the apple cart by donning the green jacket come Sunday evening? Former Masters champions Dustin Johnson (25/1), Patrick Reed (66/1), Phil Mickelson (250/1) and Sergio Garcia (150/1) are among those in action this week.
Our top tipster, The Caddy has picked his way through the 88-strong field, narrowing it down to his three favoured players who could be crowned Masters champions 2023. Don't miss his tips before it all tees-off.
On the football front there's little happening on Thursday but a sell-out crowd will be at Wembley for the CONMEBOL-UEFA Women's Champions Cup Finalissima in a match that pits Euro 2022 winners England against Copa América Femenina 2022 winners Brazil.
The showpiece event will be the fourth meeting between the two nations in the women's game. England have won two previous clashes and Brazil the other.
The bookies make England's women short favourites at 3/10 whilst the Brazilians are 13/2.
Upcoming Match Previews & Tips
- English Championship: Rotherham v West Brom, Reading v Birmingham and Swansea v Coventry
- Fri 19:45 Partick Thistle vs Queen's Park
- Sat 12:30 Celtic vs Rangers
- Sat 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion
- Sat 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea
- Sat 15:00 Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest
The Masters Tips & Competition
Here we go with the first major of the golfing calendar, The Masters from Augusta. The Caddy picks out his three players who he thinkg most likely to don the green jacket on Sunday.
Rizzel has picked out his four strongest fancies for a busy day of racing on Thursday.
As always, let us know your best betting tips and predictions for today in the comments section below and good luck with all your bets!