British Masters: How to watch, betting tips
Justin Rose takes his turn this week hosting the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath, and unsurprisingly the World No.2 and newly crowned FedEx Cup Champion is the bookies favourite to win the title.
He’s joined by fellow Ryder Cup stars Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood and Thorbjorn Olesen, as well as Captain Thomas Bjorn and Vice Captain’s Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Robert Karlsson and Padraig Harrington.
And while there hasn't been an official European Tour event staged at Walton Heath in years, it does play host to the U.S. Open Qualifier - which players such as Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, Matt Wallace and Richie Ramsay have excelled at over the past couple of years.
So who should you back this week?
Sky Sports British Masters: How to watch
Hero Challenge: Sky Sports Main Event (18:30), Sky Sports Golf (18:30)
Live British Masters Pro-Am, Sky Sports Golf (15:00)
Sky Sports Main Event (09:30), Sky Sports Golf (09:30)
Sky Sports Golf (11:30), Sky Sports Main Event (13:15)
Sky Sports Main Event (10:30), Sky Sports Golf (10:30)
Betting Tips: British Masters
Justin Rose: 13/2
The World No.2 is the favourite this week, fresh off Ryder Cup victory and with a victory and seven top 10s in his last 10 starts worldwide. He went T4-T2-T2 during the final three play-off events on the PGA Tour before heading to France. Ranks 2nd for Scoring Average, Birdie Average and inside the top 10 for SG: Tee to green and SG: Around the green on the PGA Tour.
Tommy Fleetwood: 9/1
Fleetwood became the joint most successful European Ryder Cup rookie just over a week ago, and followed it up with a second-place finish at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. His only victory of the year came in Abu Dhabi in January, but hasn't finished worse than T11 in his last three starts. On the PGA Tour, Fleetwood ranks 5th for Birdie Average, 6th for Scoring Average and 7th for SG: Total.
Francesco Molinari: 10/1
Molinari took the week off after becoming Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup player in a single tournament with 5/5 points, and the Open Champion heads to Walton Heath this week looking for his fourth victory of the year. Ranks 3rd SG: Tee to green and 12th for greens in regulation on PGA Tour.
Matthew Fitzpatrick: 25/1
Fitzpatrick didn’t quite do enough to claim a spot on the 2018 Ryder Cup team, but will hoping to rebound after a MC last week. Prior to that he claimed the Omega European Masters title for the second year in a row after a T7 at the Made in Denmark. Ranks 14th scoring average on European Tour.
Thorbjorn Olesen: 25/1
Olesen was the last man in to Europe’s Ryder Cup team and took down Jordan Spieth in the singles. He also played well here during the 2018 U.S Open qualifier, finishing at -6 for the two rounds. Claimed the Italian Open earlier this year and has five other top 10s in 2018. Ranks 8th birdie average and 12th scoring average on the European Tour.
Matt Wallace: 40/1
A three time winner this year on the European Tour, and has also performed well two years in a row Wallace at Walton Heath’s U.S Open qualifier.
Andrew Johnston: 40/1
Beef hasn’t had a particularly stand-out season (three top 10s), but he has performed well at Walton Heath in U.S Open qualifiers over the past three years (winning in 2018) and is clearly comfortable around the course.
Richie Ramsay: 150/1
If you're looking for a high-odds outside bet, Ramsay is a good choice. He hasn’t been playing well for the last few weeks, but over the past two U.S Open qualifiers Ramsay, like Beef, has played exceptionally well.