British Masters Betting Tips & Predictions
European Tour betting tips and predictions for the 2018 British Masters hosted by FedEx cup winner Justin Rose. It’s being held at Walton Heath, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, England with a prize purse of €3.4m of which the winner will pocket €562,500.
Type of player suited to challenge
Much like Le Golf National, Walton Heath will demand accurate golf from the field this week with those straying from the fairways being punished heavily by the heather. The winner this week will need to be strong tee-to-green and be accurate off the tee.
Francesco Molinari4pts Each-Way
Record breaking Francesco Molinari has had an incredible year. Not only has he won his Major championship he also scored five points from five matches to help Team Europe win the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National. The Italian is perfectly suited to this course, his exceptional accuracy in France was a key factor in his matches and that quality will serve him well here. He’s had a well deserved break since the Ryder Cup and he practices just 30 mins up the road from this course so this will feel a home event. Molinari looks good at the prices here.
Andrea Pavan1pt Each-Way
We are hoping for an Italian one-two here at Walton Heath, and it’s perfectly possible. His confidence is increasing event after event and after winning 4 times on the Challenge Tour he won his maiden European Tour title in August at the Czech Masters. He has finished in the top 20 in 5 of his last 6 starts and recorded a superb tied 5th position at the Dunhill Links. Pavan is in form and a big price here this week.
Jason Scrivener0.5pts Each-Way
We are expecting a fairly breezy week here and Jason Scrivener is a player who adapts well to the wind. This course plays host to the US Open Qualifiers of which Jason qualified so he knows this course well. He’s a tidy player and that will serve him well around this tight track.
Oliver Fisher0.5pts Each-Way
Oliver Fisher is in great form after his record breaking round at the Portugal Masters and he has good memories of this course, qualifying for the US Open here in 2014. Considering 5 of the last 10 winners of the British Masters have been English, Oliver looks a bet here.
Marcus Kinhult0.5pts Each-Way
Swedish prospect Kinhult is well worth following after some impressive results this season, he’s recorded 3rd at the Qatar Masters, 12th at Wentworth, 5th at the French open and 4th in Portugal. He had a very solid week at the Dunhill Links last week for a 20th place finish and is well worth a small each-way investment here.
Thomas Detry0.5pts Each-Way
Thomas Detry has had an impressive back half of the summer with 13th placed finishes at the European Open and the Nordea Masters. He followed those up with a 7th place finish at the Made in Denmark and 3rd place finish at the KLM Open. The Belgian has a good shot round here this week.