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Back any player to win the Masters and Betway will pay out if they lead at the end of round one.

BACK TO WIN

Xander Schauffele

It’s only a matter of time until Schauffele wins his first major, and this week looks a perfect opportunity make the breakthrough.

The 27-year-old has three top-five finishes in his last four starts, including a fifth-place at the US Open and a win (when ignoring the FedEx Cup handicap) at the Tour Championship.

Schauffele has seven top-10 finishes from just 13 starts in majors, including four top-fives in his last eight, one of which was a T2 at last year’s Masters.

Four of the last five Masters have been won by first-time major winners, and Schauffele’s rock-solid game from tee to green makes him an ideal fit for Augusta and a great bet to continue that trend.

EACH-WAY SHOUTS

Tyrrell Hatton

Hatton finished T7 at the Houston Open on Sunday, meaning he has now placed inside the top 10 in four of his last six starts.

The Englishman has been hit-and-miss at majors in his career but has finished inside the top 10 three times in his last nine major starts.

Hatton is yet to finish high on the leaderboard at Augusta but looks set to benefit hugely from the Masters’ move from April to November. Five of the Englishman’s six career wins have come in October or November.

The 29-year-old looks to be coming good at this time of year once again and is one of the best players in the game at the moment, having recently climbed inside the top 10 of the world rankings.

Tony Finau

Finau has a record of performing in the biggest events, having finished inside the top 10 in seven of his last 10 starts in majors.

The American has only made two starts at the Masters and was very impressive on both occasions, finishing T10 on debut in 2018 and T5 last year.

He’s also in good form, with figures of 5-T14-T8-T11-T24 from his last five starts.

The knock on Finau is obvious – he doesn’t win enough, with a victory at the Puerto Rico Open in 2016 the only triumph of his career to date.

The 31-year-old’s habit of placing in majors makes him a good each-way bet this week, though, and you’ll be paid out as a winner with our offer if he leads at the end of the first round.

OUTSIDE SHOT

Jason Kokrak

Kokrak earned the first win of his career at the CJ Cup last month, seeing off a star-studded field that included Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy to win by two shots.

It has been a long time coming, but the 35-year-old is in the best form of his career and has climbed to 24th in the world rankings following a T17 at the ZOZO Championship a fortnight ago.

Kokrak now has six top-20 finishes in his last seven starts, one of which was a T17 at the US Open, which is his best result in a major to date.

The American has never played at the Masters before, but he’s a Tour veteran who won’t be flustered by the pressure of playing at Augusta and is worth an outside bet.

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