British Masters Betting Preview – 8th October
This week the European Tour is in England for the second time this year after the BMW Championship. As you’d expect with a total prize fund of £3,000,000 up for grabs, a stellar field has assembled itself for this event. Englishmen, Ian Poulter, Danny Willett, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Andy Sullivan and Tommy Fleetwood are all competing. You can watch the British Masters throughout the week on Sky Sports Four if you fancy following your bets live.
The Course – Woburn Golf Club (Marquess Course)
Course Yardage 7,214
The British Masters returns to the Marquess Course at Woburn Golf Club for this year’s renewal and it should prove to be a cracking venue. Thomas Levet won around this track in 2001 and Justin Rose shot 19 under par to win this event in 2002. The course may have been lengthened since 2002, but I’m still expecting scoring to be very low, therefore those who can shoot the low scores likely to be required this week have an advantage. Woburn is a par 72 that’ll play 7,214 yards which isn’t particularly long nowadays, but the fairways are tree-lined which leads me to believe that accuracy off the tee is beneficial.
Soren Kjeldsen – Soren Kjeldsen has had one hell of a season, he’s currently ranked 13th in the Race to Dubai. The Dane has won once this season and has recorded five other top 10 finishes. Two of those top 10’s have come in his last two starts, this indicating that his games in superb shape ahead of this week which is always beneficial. Kjeldsen has proved on numerous occasions this season that he can shoot the low scores required this week and he’s a very accurate driver of the ball. He’s ranked 34th in driving accuracy on the European Tour this season, therefore I believe this week’s venue will suit Soren.
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James Morrison – Like Soren Kjeldsen, James Morrison has had a superb season. The Englishman is 18th in the Race to Dubai standings, largely thanks to a victory in the Open de Espana earlier this season. Since then, he’s produce some more great performances, most notably a second place finish in the Open de France. In recent weeks, Morrison has proved he’s in great form, he’s finished 12th and 13th in the past two weeks, this indicating that his games in good shape ahead of this week.
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Peter Hanson – My final selection of the week is Peter Hanson who I think is an excellent bet given what a quality player he’s proved to be. Hanson is a six time winner on the European Tour, but he’s struggled with injury problems in recent years. This season the Swede has proved his fitness and appears to be playing some very good golf. He’s finished inside the top 20 on four occasions in recent months including his past two starts, this suggests to me that he’s ready to win once again.
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