His­tory boys: Eng­land’s 10 Masters men

A record 10 English­men head to this year’s Masters. Sky Bet’s John Rhodes as­sesses their chances.

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Danny Wil­lett

Age 29 World rank­ing 14 Odds 66/1

Ex­pert view “Danny has strug­gled since last year’s win. Even if he had been in bet­ter form, it’s hard to imag­ine him win­ning back to back green jack­ets.”

Tommy Fleet­wood

Age 26 WR 35 Odds 100/1

Ex­pert view “An­other man mak­ing his de­but, and Tommy is in good form and ris­ing up the world rank­ings again. His lack of ex­pe­ri­ence at Au­gusta shows in the odds.”

Justin Rose

Age 36 WR 13 Odds 28/1 Ex­pert view “A model of con­sis­tency at Au­gusta, ex­pect a fast start from Justin – he’s led three times af­ter 18 holes – but per­haps not a charge for the green jacket.”

Lee West­wood

Age 43 WR 49 Odds 80/1 Ex­pert view “Lee has a su­perb Au­gusta record, with eight top 11 fin­ishes and a T2 last year. I fear he may strug­gle to win it but his odds of 8/1 on a top 10 fin­ish is my pick of the bets.”

Paul Casey

Age 39 WR 15 Odds 50/1

Ex­pert view:

“An­other man whose game is very well suited to Au­gusta. In 10 ca­reer starts, Paul Casey has five top 11 fin­ishes and a 4th and 6th for the last two years. I’d con­sider him to be a lively out­side bet.”

Andy Sul­li­van

Age 30 WR 53 Odds: 150/1

Ex­pert view “Missed the Masters cut by a long way in 2016 and his form was a bit in and out, yet he still man­aged five top six fin­ishes on the Euro­pean Tour. Long odds but I fancy Andy has a de­cent top 20 chance.”

Tyrrell Hat­ton

Age 25 WR 17 Odds 66/1

Ex­pert view: “No debu­tant has won the Masters since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Just based on that stat alone, it will be a hard task for Hat­ton to win it this year.”

Chris Wood

Age 29 WR 54 Odds 200/1 Ex­pert view “Long odds for an­other debu­tant, re­flect­ing the fact that Wood is strug­gling for form a bit. He hasn’t had a top 10 any­where since June 2016 and I strug­gle to see that fact chang­ing at Au­gusta.”

Matt Fitz­patrick

Age 22 WR 30 Odds 80/1

Ex­pert view: “A su­perb clos­ing 67 in the fi­nal round last year saw the young­ster fin­ish 7th in only his sec­ond Masters, which augers well. I mark Matt down as an­other one with a lively out­sider’s chance to be in the run­ning.”

Scott Gre­gory

Age 22 WR Am­a­teur Odds 1,000/1 Ex­pert view “Qual­i­fied as Bri­tish Am­a­teur Cham­pion and I think Scott’s main ob­jec­tive will be to make the cut. He has a de­cent chance of do­ing that. Our odds are 7/2.”

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