With the second round of the 2015 Masters complete, the leader going in to the round, Jordan Spieth, showed no sign of nerves as the American opened up a five shot lead going in to the weekend.
The 21 year old finished his second round at -14, which is a new record score after 36 holes and showed no signs of letting up on the pace, which was set during the first round of the tournament. Now at just 8/15 with SkyBet, with two rounds still left to play, the bookies seem to think that Spieth has got the 2015 Masters sewn up.
This had let to a market opening up for a Winner without Spieth and there could be a couple of great betting opportunities here. The Winner of the 2013 US Open, Justin Rose, is sitting nicely T3 on the leaderboard, having completed two rounds of the Augusta National under par, finishing on -7 for the tournament. With extensive experience of playing golf under pressure, Rose is a great bet at 6/1 with SkyBet to finish top without Spieth.
Over the last 14 years, finishing in the top 5 after two rounds, has averaged a top 10 finish for the tournament. Which means that, statistically, there are only 5 places up for grabs in the final top 10 after the second round. Phil Mickelson currently has ten top 5 finishes to his name and carded an impressive 68 on Friday. Having missed the cut last year, Mickelson appears determined to put that right in 2015 and is 17/10 with Coral to break in to the top 5 come the end of the tournament.
Returning to the leader going in to Saturday, Jordan Spieth, SkyBet have a number of specials available for the third round. The most interesting of which, is the 8/1 for Spieth to birdie all four par 5′s during his third round. Having accomplished the feat on Friday and with 7 birdies from the 8 par 5′s he has played so far, there is little reason to doubt that Spieth could birdie all four holes again on Saturday.
Finally, having carded the lowest scores of the tournament in his previous two rounds, Spieth is 10/1 with SkyBet to continue that run in the third round.
Mickelson to finish top 5 17/10 (Coral)
Justin Rose to finish top without Spieth 6/1 (SkyBet)
Spieth to birdie all four par 5s in 3rd round 8/1 (SkyBet)