US MASTERS GOLF
TODAY'S THREE BALL
FRED COUPLES- ANDERS HANSEN - JERRY KELLY
No one feels more at home at Augusta than Fred Couples, he has played here on 23 occasions and if he makes it a perfect 24 today, will hold the Masters record and a place in history. He is, rightly, very proud of this feat and will be straining every sinew to make the cut this afternoon, following an opening four over par he needs a strong second round.
Fred will take plenty of confidence from his round 2 record here, where, on this toughest of courses, he is under par in 13 of his last 19 rounds.Couples has struggled with injury, particularly back problems for many years and in 2007 did not play after the Masters event. However, he now seems fully recovered and has already played seven tournaments this year,making six cuts, with two top tens, including a fine 4th spot in the Shell Houston Open last week, where, after a slow start, notice the pattern (?), he improved every round.
Hansen really struggled yesterday with an opening 80 on his Masters debut, this is a course that takes time to learn and the Dane looks booked for an early flight home. Kelly had a nice opening 72 and will provide competition for our selection. Having said that, I expect the incredibly motivated Couples to win this 3 ball and this most popular of golfers, with everyone that is except for his ex-wives, will be cheered all the way, by his legion of fans.
5 points Couples 2.50 general quote, Expekt are bigger and higher odds should also be available later on the exchanges, so shop around.
FRANCE LIGUE 2
GUINGAMP - LE HAVRE
Hosts have little to play for and showed a decided lack of ambition in their last home start, against Grenoble.Le Havre are waltzing away with the title and could even be promoted this evening with a win, if the result in the Grenoble game goes their way. It would take a brave man to oppose them at present, they are scoring for fun and playing at a level way above Ligue 2. The visitors are looking for their 6th straight win and an amazing 12th on the road, their h2h record, with no losses in six meetings, hardly lessens any confidence and, at level ball, they look a sound wager.
6.5 points Le Havre level ball 1.88 asian line.