The opening round of the US Masters is finally here – seven months delayed, but good things come to those who wait.
We have already outlined our thoughts with regard to the overall winner, the top Englishman, and the first round leader. But we’re also going to suggest a three-ball treble for the opening round to start the tournament with a bang.
One of the early three-balls sees Xander Schauffele take on Jason Kokrak and Henrik Stenson. We’ve already talked about the ability of Schauffele, putting it mildly we’re fans. He takes on Korak, making his Masters debut, and a desperately out of form Stenson. We really fancy Xander in this one.
Next up see Matt Wallace play with Rafa Cabrera Bello and Mike Wier. Wallace is only playing his second Masters, having missed the cut on his debut, but he has been playing solidly of late. Wier only gets in because he’s a former winner, 17 years ago, while Cabrera Bello has missed his last two cuts. Wallace for us.
The final three-ball we select sees Rickie Fowler take on Danny Willett and an amateur John Augenstein. Fowler hasn’t been in great form of late, but he knows his way around Augusta and tends to start quickly. Willett won here in 2016 but has struggled ever since, while amateurs tend to find this step up in class tricky to adjust to. Stick with Rickie.
Schauffele, Wallace and Fowler to win their three-balls as a treble, 1 pt, at approximately 6/1