The US Masters Golf Tournament offers a variety of markets for punters to sink their teeth into and one of those is the Top English Player.
As the name suggests, the market is limited to English players, and the winner is simply the English player that finishes highest on the leaderboard at the end of the tournament.
Check out our stats, analysis, and free tips for the US Masters Top English Player 2019.
Top US Masters English Players 2009-2018
Only the top players get to play in the US Masters, so it’s no surprise that the winners of this market have mainly been world-class players at the top of their game. Below is a list of the top English players in last 10 editions of the US Masters.
2009 – Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, and Justin Rose (all tied 20th)
2010 – Lee Westwood (2nd), Ian Poulter (10th)
2011 – Luke Donald (10th), Justin Rose & Lee Westwood (Tied 11th)
2012 – Lee Westwood (tied 3rd), Ian Poulter (7th), Justin Rose 8th
2013 – Lee Westwood (Tied 8th) Luke Donald & Justin Rose (tied 25th)
2014 – Lee Westwood (tied 7th), Justin Rose (tied 14th), Ian Poulter (tied 20th)
2015 – Justin Rose (tied 2nd), Ian Poulter (tied 6th), Paul Casey (tied 20th)
2016 – Danny Willett (1st), Lee Westwood (2nd), Paul Casey (4th)
2017 – Justin Rose (2nd), Paul Casey (6th), Lee Westwood (18th)
2018 – Justin Rose (12th), Paul Casey (15th), Tommy Fleetwood (tied 17th)
US Masters Top English Runner-By-Runner Guide
Justin Rose 7/4
Rose returned to world number one this week and, whilst that can often be a curse at the US Masters, he’s been the top English player in three of the last four seasons, as well as joint-top in 2009. He’s also finished tied second behind Westwood and Donald and neither of those two players are in the field this year.
Tommy Fleetwood 7/2
This will be Fleetwood’s third appearance at the US Masters and, after missing the cut first time, he finished a creditable seventeenth last year, despite shooting 74 in the final round. He’s now the world number 13 and, though he lacks the experience of Rose, Poulter, and Casey, his best years are still surely ahead of him.
Paul Casey 9/2
The joint-winner of this market in 2009, he also finished third in it in both 2015 & 2016 and second in it in 2017 and 2018. His form has also been excellent in the main this season and a win from the front in the Valspar Championship should mean he arrives here full of confidence for the tournament he likes more than any other.
Ian Poulter 10/1
Poults is the old man of the market at the age of 43 but his brilliant short game often makes up for his lack of length off the tee at Augusta. Despite not winning this market in the last 10 years, you would have collected each-way six-times with three places up for grabs. Slightly worrying that he’s finished worse than fortieth on his last two visits, but he is playing better now than he was then.
Matthew Fitzpatrick 14/1
This will be Fitzpatrick’s fifth appearance at the Masters and he’s made the cut on his last three visits. However, even his best finish of seventh in 2016 wouldn’t have landed each-way bets. A bit like Poulter, he needs to make up for his lack of length off the tee with excellent short game skills.
Tyrell Hatton 16/1
Another to miss the cut on his first appearance here but finished 44th last year. Not playing quite as well this year and his lowish ball-flight is not ideal for Augusta.
Matt Wallace 16/1
Interesting character who describes himself as a sponge that’s willing to learn from the best players and coaches in the world. He’s certainly taken his game to a whole new level in the last two seasons and he’s posted some decent scores in the US this season. However, it’s a tough ask to win this market on his Masters debut.
Eddie Pepperell 20/1
Deep-thinking yet talented youngster who has really broken through in the last two seasons, including a high-profile win at last season’s British Masters. However, this is his Masters debut and the fact he prefers to hit his three-wood rather than his driver could make his life difficult.
Danny Willett 25/1
Won the Masters in 2016 on just his second start in the event but has missed both cuts since. Has shown glimpses of returning to something like his best over the last 12 months but, a change to hitting a draw to a fade with his driver isn’t ideal for Augusta.
US Masters Top English Verdict
It’s hard to see Willett returning to former glories, whilst it’s asking a lot of Pepperell and Wallace to win this on their Masters debuts. Hatton is also passed over as this links specialist has yet to suggest he’s got the ideal game for Augusta.
Fitzpatrick and Poulter are respected as their short games can keep them competitive but Augusta is renowned for favouring ball-strikers.
It’s impossible to dismiss the chances of Justin Rose, whilst Fleetwood’s excellent ball-striking could see him go close. However, the value-bet looks to be Paul Casey. This is the tournament he’d most like to win and, as he comes here at the peak of his powers, he’s expected to give us a great run for our money.
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