Deutsche Bank Day One 3-balls: US Open champion to show his class

Webb Simpson is a strong fancy to win his first round 3-ball

Dan Geraghty is back with more 3-ball tips ahead of Friday's first round at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Who is he backing and who is he opposing?

"A missed cut last time out and a disappointing finish the week before, but I'm adamant Webb Simpson is striking the ball really well."

2pts Back Webb Simpson @ 3.185/40

This week's FedEx Cup fix comes from TPC Boston in Massachusetts and the action starts a day later than usual, on Friday. So, presuming some of you can tear yourselves away from Sky Sports News, Jim White and transfer deadline day, there's some three balls to bet on.

Ian Poulter finds himself drawn with two of the slowest players in the field in Ben Crane and Kevin Na. The Englishman may find it hard to get into a rhythm but even if the slow round doesn't affect him he looks short enough at 2.35/4 and can be opposed.

Vijay Singh has been in good form of late but short putting is still an issue. He can be opposed in Friday's three ball with fellow tour veteran Ken Duke and Scott Stallings. Stallings has struggled with injury for most of the year (torn cartilage in his ribs) but says he is finally pain free, this was evidenced by his fine victory at the True South Classic in July and the American could well be a force in his home state.

A missed cut last time out and a disappointing finish the week before, but I'm adamant Webb Simpson is striking the ball really well. The defending Champion is being largely overlooked this week; He's out with Louis Oosthuizen and Bo Van Pelt on Friday morning, write him off at your peril.

Jason Day did what was required last weekend, his chances of making the 100 man field this week were looking bleak at one stage but the Australian will be delighted he's in; Day was third here last year and second the year before that. He's in a bit of a false position way down the FedEx Cup standings and is a worthy favourite in his opening round three ball with Charley Hoffman and Blake Adams.

The price on last week's winner Nick Watney to win his three ball looks a little insulting. The American is clearly back in form and will look to continue his late push for a Ryder Cup place when he tees it up with Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker who both look short enough.

Robert Garrigus is my man to follow in the FedEx Cup playoffs, he tees it up with Bill Haas and Kyle Stanley here and looks a nice price to come out on top.

Recommended Bets

2pts Lay Ian Poulter @ 2.35/4
2pts Lay Vijay Singh @ 2.35/4
2pts Back Webb Simpson @ 3.185/40
2pts Back Jason Day @ 2.111/10
1pt Back Nick Watney @ 3.613/5
1pt Back Robert Garrigus @ 3.185/40

Season Profit/Loss: -2.09pts

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