US Masters First round leader tips: (follow me: @Nicspicks)
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Nicolas Colsaerts may be a debutant but my mind is cast back to a similar situation at the Ryder Cup and there aren't many cooler players to cope in these circumstances. The Belgian overpowered the lengthy Medinah course and putted superby on speedy greens to shoot possibly (the unofficial) low round of the week and I can see see similar course characteristics with Augusta. PP are a standout 100/1 in this market which represents good ew value for me....
Stewart Cink as mentioned in my trading preview is a man who is returning to some of his top form of late. T14 at Tampa after a poor opening round 76, Cink went on to finish top six at the Masters warm up in Houston on a track set up to mimic Augusta conditions. Ranked 2nd in putting from 10-15' last year, 150 ew with Betfred looks a very tasty price for him to start fast.
To shoot lowest round betting
Bo Van Pelt is somewhat of an enigma and is no doubt one of the best ball strikers on tour. It's all about the flat stick for him and when it's hot he can go low on any course. He proved this when shooting a 59 at the pro-am in Phoenix earlier in the year and indeed he stormed home at The Masters last year with a final round 64 to post the low one of 2012.
Masters first round leader and specials Picks
0.5pts ew Nico Colsaerts first round leader @ 100/1(Paddypower)
0.5pts ew Stewart Cink first round leader @ 150/1 (Betfred)
0.75pts ew Bo Van Pelt to shoot lowest round at 66/1 (Paddypower)