Golf Tips: We’ve a pair of 3-ball trebles for day 2 of the Masters – including a 6/1 shot

Our tipster Sean Holland takes a swing at Friday's Three-Ball betting




The race for the most coveted item of clothing in sport is underway and there is a lot of big named players eyeing up that green jacket. Scoring was very impressive on day one of the Masters but with conditions expected to worsen over the next few days the real drama and theatre of Augusta is yet to come.

Friday is set to be a wet and windy affair so the player’s abilities will be tested to the limit. Yesterday wasn’t an issue for the world’s best but today should be a different story. With some players having their eyes set on the top of the leaderboard and others worried about being around for the weekend, we’ll factor this into account when looking at Friday’s best three-ball bets.

Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy & Scottie Scheffler

Xander Schauffele
Schauffele played brilliantly on Thursday to finish off with a 68. He was only bested by co-leader Viktor Hovland who had a blemish-free round. I’d expect Xander to repeat his solid golfing display tomorrow. Looking at his playing partners, it’s quite obvious Tiger is really struggling around the course with his injury so I feel another 18 might test the 15-time major winner. Viktor Hovland has always fallen down on his putting and scrambling which was his strength yesterday but I can’t see him having another round without a mistake. Give me Xander to come out the best of the three tomorrow.

Rory McIlroy
Rory had a poor day by his high expectations on Thursday but it kept with his usual round-one form in majors. The world number 2 is notorious for coming out of the blocks slowly but history tells us that McIlroy always bounces back. In his last four Masters appearances, he has bettered his first-round score on the Friday. Now the weather will play a factor with the scoring but I believe he will have enough to get past Tom Kim and Sam Burns.

Scottie Scheffler
The defending champion had a very respectable opening round finishing on four under par. That wasn’t the full story of the round however. Scottie left so much on the course and could’ve easily been three or four shots better if the putter was hot. He goes up against Max Homa and amateur Sam Bennett who had a dream first day out. Expect Scottie to repeat a similar showing tomorrow and if that putter heats up we could see Scheffler up the top of the leaderboard come Saturday morning.


Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy & Scottie Scheffler – All to win

*These three selections combined payout at approximately 6/1 on

Rory McIlroy in action at Augusta in the US Masters

Shane Lowry, Jason Day & Scott Stallings

Shane Lowry
Shane had an extremely positive showing yesterday, and if there’s one man in the field who won’t see an issue with the change in weather it’s the county Offaly native. With his exceptional short game and ability to play well in difficult conditions, I’d expect him to come out on top in his group.

Jason Day
Many people had the former world number one as a dark horse coming into this week and he really proved he’s back to his best. The Australian played fantastic golf on Thursday completely outplaying his partners, Zach Johnson and Gordon Sargent. If Day produces anything remotely close to his round one performance he should have enough to come out the best of this trio.

Scott Stallings
Stallings had a very solid first round finishing up two under par. His playing partners are what makes this choice appealing. Amateur Matt McClean struggled after his fast start and veteran Vijay Singh has only made one cut in the last six tournaments and the Fijian doesn’t look like he’ll have enough on this occasion either. I’ll take Stallings to win this three-ball.

Shane Lowry, Jason Day & Scott Stallings – All to win 

*These three selections combined payout at approximately 7/2 on


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.





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