Nordea Masters 2016 Betting Preview

Rikard Karlberg (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Bet365
Andrew Johnston (ew)Tournament Winner50/1BetVictor
Bradley Dredge (ew)Tournament Winner50/1BetVictor


The Nordea Masters returns this week to Bro Hof Slott, where it was staged between 2010 and 2013 and won in that time by Richard S Johnson, Alex Noren, Lee Westwood and, most recently, Mikko Ilonen. The course is a lengthy 7,500 yards and features narrow fairways and small targets, with some testing water hazards – notably on the par five ninth, which doglegs between two lakes. The defending champion is Noren, who won at the PGA Sweden National last year.


Henrik Stenson is the 6/1 favourite in his home tournament at Coral. Westwood, who was in a great position going into the final round at Wentworth on Sunday before being let down by the familiar curse of poor putting, is a 3-time winner of this event at three different venues and he is at 14/1 with BetVictor. Noren is an 18/1 chance with Bet365 and Betfred, with Tyrrell Hatton at 28/1 with BetVictor.


Rikard KarlbergRIKARD KARLBERG came storming through the field on Sunday to finish second at Wentworth and the Swede has to be taken seriously in his home championship as he looks to continue a rich vein of form, which has seen him finish in the top 10 in Shenzhen and at the Irish Open and put in solid performances at the Volvo China Open and in Thailand. He stands out at 33/1 with Bet365 (as short as 22/1 elsewhere).

Andrew-JohnstonANDREW JOHNSTON finished up at Wentworth in a share of 7th after a glorious eagle at the last, but he will be hoping to find the consistency over 72 holes that earned him his second career title at the recent Open de Espana. Johnston hits the ball straight and fairly long, which should stand him in good stead here, although he will need his putter to be as hot as it was at Valderrama, as he is way down in the putting stats. BetVictor are offering 50/1.

BRADLEY DREDGEBRADLEY DREDGE put in a superb performance at the K Club a couple of weeks ago, where he finished in 2nd place thanks to a wonderful round of 66 on the Sunday. From tee to green his play has been adequate rather than remarkable, but he has been right up there with the best in terms of his putting and that is why the unheralded Welshman is currently 15th on the Race to Dubai. BetVictor again offer best price 50/1.

Rikard Karlberg (ew)Tournament Winner33/1Bet365
Andrew Johnston (ew)Tournament Winner50/1BetVictor
Bradley Dredge (ew)Tournament Winner50/1BetVictor