Betfred British Masters Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- The European Tour heads back to England after three weeks in Spain
- Five-time Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry, stages the event
- The tournament starts on Wednesday and finishes on Saturday
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Betfred British Masters Odds
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|Robert MacIntyre||+1200 |
|Martin Kaymer||+1800 |
|Bernd Wiesberger||+1800 |
|Danny Willett||+2200 |
|Sam Horsfield||+2200 |
|Rasmus Hojgaard||+2200 |
|Matthias Schwab||+2500 |
|Dean Burmester||+2500 |
|Thorbjorn Olesen||+2800 |
|Thomas Detry||+3000 |
|Calum Hill||+3300 |
Betfred British Masters Picks
Home English players have a strong record at The Belfry and Sam Horsfield has the form and talent to add to that trend. Take the youngster at +2200 with William Hill.
England’s Marcus Armitage was T7 at The Belfry when it staged the 2020 UK Championship. He can crack the Top 20 at +275 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
Andy Sullivan has an excellent record on British soil and can beat a perhaps distracted tournament host, Danny Willett, over 72 holes at -110 with bet365.
How to Watch Betfred British Masters
|Betfred British Masters Information|
|What||Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett|
|Location||The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, England|
|Time||Thursday, May 12 – Sunday, May 15|
|How to Watch||Wednesday 8.30 am-1.30 pm ET (Golf Channel), Thursday 8.30 am-1.30 pm (Golf Channel), Friday 8.30 am-1 pm (Golf Channel), Saturday 7.30 pm-8 am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Betfred British Masters
After three low-key weeks on the Spanish islands – although don’t tell that to Garrick Higgo who won two of them – the European Tour steps it up this week.
With COVID-19 back under control in the UK, the action heads to an iconic venue, The Belfry.
The recent tradition for the Betfred British Masters is for it to be hosted by a heralded English player and this time the gig goes to former Masters champion Danny Willett.
He follows in the footsteps of former hosts Ian Poulter (Woburn 2015), Luke Donald (The Grove 2016), Lee Westwood (Close House 2017 and 2020), Justin Rose (Walton Heath 2018), and Tommy Fleetwood (Hillside 2019).
The Belfry which staged the Ryder Cup in 1985, 1989, 1993, and 2002 will be used for this event for the first time since Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano beat Westwood in a playoff in 2008.
The Brabazon Course has undergone changes since then and is now a 7,310-yard par 72 after updates to holes 8, 10, and 18. It’s a flat, tree-lined course with water in play on seven holes.
The updates were seen last summer when The Belfry hosted the 2020 UK Championship. That was won by Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard with 14-under.
As well as chasing victory, there’s another incentive this week: the top 10 aggregate Race to Dubai points earners (not otherwise exempt) from this event, the Made in HimmerLand (May 27-30) and Porsche European Open (June 3-6) will punch their tickets to June’s US Open at Torrey Pines.
One very important thing to note is that this tournament is played from Wednesday to Saturday. The early start is to give those playing in next week’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in South Carolina more time to travel.
Horsfield Can Land Home Win
Since this event returned to the European Tour schedule, we’ve seen two English winners, two Swedes, an Italian, and an Irishman.
Two other golfers from England finished runner-up in 2019 so home players have often risen to the occasion.
It will be tough for Willett to add to that impressive record given his hosting duties but I do like the chances of another Englishman, Sam Horsfield.
The 24-year-old has been in fine form on the European Tour in the last couple of months, posting a third, a fourth, an eighth, and a 15th.
Another big pointer is the fact that he won on home English soil last summer when capturing the Hero Open.
He went into that event on the back of a top 10 so Horsfield has experience of telegraphing a future win.
Two weeks later he scored a second win on the British Isles with a two-shot win at the Celtic Classic.
That was at Celtic Manor – another Ryder Cup course – so perhaps that’s a good omen as he seeks victory at The Belfry.
Although he doesn’t have any tournament form on this course, it’s a place that should suit his big-hitting (he ranks No.1 for Par 5 Scoring) and I’m happy to take him at +2200 with William Hill.
Armitage Can Crack the Top 20
For a top 20 bet, I like the chances of another Englishman, Marcus Armitage.
The 33-year-old from Huddersfield finished tied seventh when The Belfry hosted the UK Championship at the end of last August.
He broke par in all four rounds, firing 70-68-71-68, and was ranked 4th on the All-Around stats.
Armitage clearly likes home turf as he’s made the top 15 in each of his last three events in England.
As for recent form, he was 10th at the Kenya Savannah Classic in late March before posting a top four in April’s Austrian Open. He also fired 64s in rounds two and four of the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open and we can forgive him a missed cut in the Tenerife Open (71-68).
Take the +275 for Armitage to reel off another top 20 at The Belfry.
Sullivan Can Outscore Host Willett
Logic says it could pay to take on the tournament host in a match bet. After all, they have so much extracurricular activity to attend to.
That strategy isn’t foolproof though and both Rose (2018) and Fleetwood (2019) managed to finish tied eighth when hosting.
Others have struggled, however, with Donald (2016) missing the cut and Westwood only managing T70 last year.
I do take hosting as a slight negative though so I’m happy to oppose Danny Willett and back fellow Englishman, Andy Sullivan, to beat him in a 72-hole match.
Willett returns from three missed cuts out of four on the PGA Tour while he crashed out halfway in last year’s UK Championship at The Belfry.
Sullivan isn’t in amazing form but he hasn’t missed a cut in 2021.
I also like his strong home record. Sullivan was T9 at The Belfry last August and his last five starts in England have produced results of 3-9-1-41-4.
He grew up relatively close to The Belfry and he can win this pick ‘em at -110.
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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.
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