Sergio Garcia managed to stay out of the water, but things were just as eventful on Masters Friday. Patrick Reed went off for a ridiculous 6-under on Friday and now leads the tournament by two strokes over Marc Leishman and is at least four up on all other players. We’re set for a beautiful weekend, as the top-10 currently includes the likes of Henrik Stenson (+900), Rory McIlroy (+580), Jordan Spieth (+580), Dustin Johnson (+1025), Justin Thomas (+1090) and Rickie Fowler (+3300). Reed is the rightful favorite at +310, but he’ll have to earn it with so many talented golfers on his heels.
On that note, let’s dive into our betting/DFS analysis for what should be an awesome Masters Saturday.
By Joshua Perry
Reed has shown the ability to handle the pressure at the Ryder Cup, but this is his first solo lead heading into the weekend at a major, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure that comes with that.
And if Augusta wasn’t tough enough, Mother Nature looks to have a curveball in store for Saturday. Assuming the forecast holds, the final groups will have to deal with some rain and wind gusts in the 25 MPH range. It’s tough to break par under ideal conditions at the Masters, so this weather could make for scoring conditions closer to what we’d see at a U.S Open, where even-par is a great round.