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British Masters 2015 Tips

Matthew Fitzpatrick (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Stan James
Soren Kjeldsen (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Stan James
Thomas Aiken (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Bet365


The British Masters returns to the European Tour schedule for the first time since 2008 and heads to Woburn for the first time since Justin Rose won from Ian Poulter back in 2002. The Buckinghamshire course has not staged a European Tour event since The Heritage in 2004, won by Henrik Stenson. Chosen by Poulter, who has a long association with Woburn, the par 72 Marquess course is not one of the longest on the schedule but the tight, tree-lined fairways enhance the significance of being accurate off the tee. The presence of Ryder Cup stars and major winners Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Rose and Graeme McDowell should ensure plenty of interest from spectators and punters alike.


Poulter is among the market leaders at 22/1 with BetVictor, but the favourite in an open betting market is Shane Lowry, at 16/1 (general). Francesco Molinari and Jamie Donaldson have both had quiet years by their previous high standards but they too are expected to go well, both at best odds of 20/1. Danny Willett, McDowell, the in-form Soren Kjeldsen and Donald are also near the top of the market.


MATTHEW-FITZPATRICKWith no recent course form to guide us, we will follow three players who stack up well in the driving accuracy statistics. The first of these is MATTHEW FITZPATRICK, who had a disaster in last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. However, leaving one poor week aside, the youngster has been in great nick this summer, finishing in the top 3 at four of his last 11 tournaments, including two of his last four. Stan James offer a stand-out 35/1.

Soren KjeldsenWe have backed SOREN KJELDSEN on a number of occasions this year and he has gone close each time and was in the thick of things once again at the Links Championship, finishing in a share of ninth place. It was his second successive top 10 finish and his sixth in 15 starts, a run which includes a win and two runners-up spots. The Dane is 13th in the Race to Dubai and once again Stan James are offering the best odds at 35/1.

Thomas AikenTHOMAS AIKEN returns to action in Europe after a two-month break and the 32-year-old South African, who won the Sunshine Tour’s Order of Merit in 2014, is another one to watch. Fifth on Tour for driving accuracy and having won three European Tour events he won’t be phased by being in the mix. He has missed the cut at only two of his 16 events this year, posting five top 10 finishes. Bet365 are paying out on six places and quote 66/1.

Matthew Fitzpatrick (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Stan James
Soren Kjeldsen (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Stan James
Thomas Aiken (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Bet365