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British Masters Odds – Outright Winner Betting
British Masters Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/4 odds 1,2,3.
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British Masters Betting Preview, Odds Guide & Tips
With the PGA Tour officially over for another season, we’ll turn our attention for the time being back to Europe and one of the most highly regarded events of the year, writes Matt. The British Masters tees off at the Close House Golf Club in Newcastle on Thursday and it’s a strong field for an event that was first held back in 1946.
While few Americans elect to make the trip, we have some of the Continent’s finest on show in the North East but what do the bookies’ and their British Masters odds make of it all?
The big news for the organisers was the return of Rory McIlroy who was immediately installed as the pre-tournament favourite at an industry best price of 8/1.
Rory made his professional debut here ten years ago and while he is potentially the best golfer on show this week, form isn’t exactly backing up the bookmakers’ betting market.
Following on is Sergio Garcia, 2017 US Masters Champion and a strong second favourite here at a top price of 10/1 with Betfair. The Spaniard sneaked a 10th place in the Tour Championship at the weekend and while neither of the top two has any great form at this event, Sergio looks better placed for the win.
Behind the top two is our Reigning Champion Alex Noren who took out the British Masters by two strokes from Bernd Wiesberger at The Grove in 2016. The Swede delivered for us in the BMW PGA back in May and looks nicely priced at 14/1 generally.
Go back another year and the 2015 Champion Matthew Fitzpatrick is quoted at a top price of 22/1 with Bet365 while 2016 Runner Up Wiesberger is at those same best odds of 22/1 with Paddy Power. A previous record at any event can be taken into account but we have a new course this week so those stats aren’t quite so relevant.
Form is more of a factor obviously and Fitzpatrick’s victory in the European Masters earlier this month sets him up nicely for Close House.
Other contenders in the middle of the outright market include our host Lee Westwood at a best of 28/1 with Unibet. Westwood has enjoyed a productive year without getting over the line and he was a Champion in this event back in 2007.
Inconsistency has dogged Chris Wood’s year and he hasn’t kicked on from his BMW PGA success in 2016. At an industry best of 40/1 with Bet365 he can always be a threat as can Tyrell Hatton who is shorter at 33/1 with Bet365.
Other interesting prices from the outsiders include Eddie Pepperell who was in contention for much of last week in Portugal and can be picked up this week at best odds of 40/1 with Coral. Elsewhere, Ross Fisher is at 50/1 with William Hill, Martin Kaymer is at 50/1 and last week’s winner Lucas Bjerregaard can be found at a top price of 66/1 with Stan James and Betfred.
Our Preview’s British Masters Course & Odds Trends with Betting Tips
Since returning to the tour in 2014, the British Masters has rotated venues and for this year it will head to the Close House GC for the first time. This is a par 71 course at just over 6,800 yards so distance hitting shouldn’t be an issue.
Weather could play a part however with the north east of England not known for its benign conditions at the end of September and the forecast is for showers throughout the four days. But the real issue for players was revealed in Lee Westwood’s guide to the course as the host for this week highlighted the wind as a key factor on many holes.
Keeping the ball low is paramount with distance hitting less of a concern. Undulating greens pose a test so as always, form with the flatstick will eventually decide the destiny of the European Masters this year. So here are this preview’s British Masters betting tips:
- In the British Masters outright winner betting odds, Garcia at 10/1 with Betfair looks the best option and we advise an each-way bet on the Spaniard.
- There is plenty of potential in the top ten betting and we’re backing Westwood at 5/2, Tyrell Hatton at 10/3, Chris Wood at 7/2 and Marc Warren at an excellent 10/1. All of those prices are with Stan James. In addition, we are betting on Ross Fisher at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.