The 2018 US Masters: Steve's pick of the specials

Rafa Cabrera-Bello - ready for an assault on Augusta
Rafa Cabrera-Bello - Steve's idea of value to be top Spanish
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With no player trading at a single figure price in the outright market, this year's US Masters looks incredibly competitive, so our man's had a good look at the plethora of side markets for value and he's confident he's found some...

"There’s every chance Matsuyama's not quite ready and only playing because it’s the Masters and he looks well worth taking on.

Rafa can outperform his compatriots

Jack Nicklaus, Sir Nick Faldo and a certain Mr Woods are the only three players to have successfully defended the US Masters title so Sergio Garcia looks opposable in the Top Spanish market.

Jon Rahm made an impressive Augusta debut 12 months ago but he's gone off the boil a bit of late and preference goes to Paul Krishnamurty's each-way selection, Rafa Cabrera-Bello at around the 6/1 mark.

Kiradech set for Top Asian honours

Having withdrawn from the Phoenix Open with a wrist injury in early February, Hideki Matsuyama returned to action only three weeks ago when he finished down the field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and he lost two of his three matches at the WGC-Match Play in his only subsequent start.

There's every chance he's not quite ready and only playing because it's the Masters and he looks well worth taking on. He can be opposed in the Top Asian market, where Kiradech Aphibarnrat - Dave Tindall's outsider pick in his each-way column - looks worth chancing at around the 5/1 mark.

Ace on the 16th looks a big price

There are all sorts of interesting specials on the Sportsbook website and I'm tempted by the Worse Than -7.5 at 5/6 in the Leading Score After Round 2 market given that bet would have landed in five of the last six years but there's perhaps a bit more juice in the 2/1 about there being a hole in one at 16th hole. There have been 14 holes in one in the last 14 years at the US Masters and 12 of them occurred at the 16th. The 2/1 looks big.


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