Betfred British Masters: Golf Betting Tips, Odds Report & Analysis.

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1:12 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019 1:12 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Betfred British Masters for

<p><span style="font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700;text-align:center;">Betfred British Masters</span></p><p><strong>May 9th - 12th<br />Hillside Golf Course<br />Southport, England<br />Par 72, 7029 yards</strong></p><p>The British Masters was founded in 1946 and called the Dunlop Masters until 2008. The tournament ceased between 2009-2014 only to be brought back to the European Tour schedule in 2015 since when well known professionals Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose have played host. This year’s host is local top flight professional Tommy Fleetwood with Betfred again as the sponsors rebuilding the reputation as one of the European Tour’s premier events. Back in the 1980s this was the case when Europe’s major champions Seve Ballesteros, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo dominated at the famous Woburn Golf Course. When the event returned to the European Tour in 2015 the Woburn Golf Course played host and since has been rotated by the hosting professional.</p><p>The Hillside Golf Course is a true championship links and widely renowned to be the best links course never to host the Open Championship. The club has played host to many great championship’s such as the 1982 PGA Championship that Tony Jacklin won in a play off against Bernhard Langer. A regular final qualifying venue for the British Open, the two time champion Greg Norman once described the course final nine holes as “The best in Britain”.</p><p><img alt src="" style="width:600px;height:450px;" /></p><p> </p><div><h2>Contenders</h2><p>I am pretty excited to see how this course plays this week with such a big reputation and good to see some of the European Tour big names supporting.</p><p>Local hero Tommy Fleetwood is often suited by a links test however, the distraction of hosting has not helped the host in the previous four years.</p><p>Last year’s winner Eddie Pepperell likes a links test and already this year the European Tour ‘s rogue character has already showed a liking for the big events with an impressive 3rd place finish in the Players Championship across the Atlantic on the PGA Tour. He came to winning last year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie and we can expect a big showing.</p><p>Whenever the European Tour entertains links golf a player high on my list for liking and excelling is Matthew Southgate who outperforms regularly in the Open Championship.</p><p>Ashley Chesters is in the early years of his career as a golf professional but has already shown a liking for links golf and tough tests while becoming a very consistent performer in</p><p>the European Tour. Back in 2011 in the Amateur Championship he made the round of 16 finish at this particular venue and that experience can only help.</p><p>Andy Sullivan also made the round of 16 that year and has become a solid professional on Tour with a few victories to his name. Tom Lewis made the Quarter final stage and we know how good he has become in recent months winning the Portugal Masters amid many high level results.</p><p>When I looked back at the 2011 Amateur Championship a few other names it through up where Matt Wallace who has gone on to be a regular winner on the European Tour. Frenchmen Adrien Saddier and Victor Perez where also present along with Belgium's Thomas Detry.</p><p>Romain Langasque appears to have found a new level of consistency this season and has a liking for links golf winning the Amateur Championship in 2015. Fifth in last week’s China Open and sixth in the Kenya Open we have to include the Frenchman in our staking plan this week. The Amateur Championship form line of golfers with links course experiences threw up Grant Forrest, Robert MacIntyre and Matthias Schwab.</p><p>David Law is an interesting entrant after a shock 1000/1 (1001) win in the IPSIS Handa Vic Open in Australia at the start of the year on the 13th Beach Golf Links. The Scot has plenty of links experience and a solid showing on a tough test last time out in Morocco at the Trophee Hassan.</p><p>Jack Senior had a promising tournament at Trophee Hassan at a course he likes so we can expect him to play well on a course he pre-qualified for the British Open at. He is third on the alternate list so needs a couple of withdrawals to get a start but I am hopeful he will.</p><p>Matthew Baldwin has been handed a sponsors invite due to his local connections and with his local knowledge and proclivity to start tournaments fast rates a small each way bet in the First Round Leader market.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><p><strong>Tom Lewis – each way @ 55/1 (56.00) <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1">Bet365</a></strong></p><p><strong>Romain Langasque - each way @ 66/1 (67.00) <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1">Unibet</a></strong></p><p><strong>Matthew Baldwin - First Round Leader – each way – 150/1 (151.00) <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfred</a></strong></p><p><strong>Ashley Chesters – Top 20 @ 5/1 (5.00) Bet365</strong></p><p><strong>David Law – Top 20 @ 12/1 (13.00) Bet365</strong></p></div>
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