The 2019 US Masters provides punters with a variety of markets in which they can back their favourite players and one of those is the Top European market. This is limited to players who represent countries in Europe, regardless of whether they play their weekly golf on the European Tour or PGA Tour.
The 2019 US Masters Top European Market includes 25 players from England, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Norway, and the winner will be which player finishes highest on the leaderboard, regardless of how high that finishing position is.
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US Masters Top European Results 2014-18
Most bookies are betting 1/5 odds four places on the 2019 US Masters Top European Market, so we thought we’d look at which players have occupied those positions in the last five editions.
2018 – John Rahm (1st), Henrik Stenson & Rory McIlroy (Tied 2nd), Justin Rose (4th)
2017 – Sergio Garcia (1st), Justin Rose (2nd), Thomas Pieters (3rd), Paul Casey (4th)
2016 – Danny Willett (1st), Lee Westwood (2nd), Paul Casey (3rd), Matt Fitzpatrick & Soren Kjeldson (tied 4th)
2015 – Justin Rose (1st), Rory McIlroy (2nd), Ian Poulter & Paul Casey (Tied 3rd)
2014 – Jonas Blixt (1st), Miguel Angel Jimenez (2nd), Lee Westwood (3rd), Bernard Langer, Thomas Bjorn & Rory McIlroy (tied 4th)
US Masters Top European 2019 Contenders
It’s no surprise that outright favourite Rory McIlroy heads this market but, despite a splendid run of five consecutive top-10 finishes at the last five editions of US Masters, he hasn’t won this market in any of them. A win for him would be no surprise, but perhaps the value lies elsewhere.
If you can get 5/1 each-way about Rose it’s probably a value bet. He won this market in 2015 and also placed in 2017 and 2018. There’s lots of competition, but Rose has only once been out of the top-14 at Augusta once in the last seven years, and he still finished 25th then.
The swashbuckling Spaniard was overawed on his Masters debut in 2017 but won this market by finishing fourth last year. That effort deserves extra merit, as he started with a 75 before shooting the lowest final three-round score of all the players, but he is inconsistent.
The Italian has upped his game to a new level in the last 12 months but has yet to get to grips with Augusta, finishing no better than 19th on his previous visits. He may do better this year but Augusta probably isn’t a perfect fit for his game.
Fleetwood finished seventeenth on just his second look at Augusta last year but that was only good enough for fifth in this market. Could easily finish higher this year but his inexperience may count against him.
Playing as confidently as at any time in his career and loves the Masters. Would have landed the each-way part of your bet in three of the last four years and just missed out last year. Has to be on the shortlist after claiming a second Valspar Championship recently.
Something of a shock winner in 2016, as he has failed to contend here more often than not. In decent form though and not without a chance.
The Swede registered his highest ever finish at the Masters in 2018 but that was still only good enough to finish second in this market. Not been at his best this season either, so may be one to avoid.
Ian Woosnam, Jose Maris Olazabal, and Sandy Lyle are surely past it, whilst even the evergreen Bernard Langer has struggled to make an impact in the last four years. The amateur Viktor Hovland may also struggle, whilst it usually pays to bet against debutants such as Matt Wallace, Eddie Pepperrell, and Lucas Bjerregaard.
Players that usually struggle here include Martin Kaymer, Alex Noren, Shane Lowry, Rafa Cabrero-Bello, and Tyrell Hatton, whilst Ian Poulter and Danny Willett need to recapture former glories. That makes Matt Fitzpatrick and Thorbjorn Olesen the two most interesting outsiders. Fitzpatrick would have landed some each-way money when finishing seventh overall in 2016, whilst Olesen won this market when sixth in 2013.
US Masters Top European 2019 Verdict
It’s impossible to dismiss the chances of McIlroy, Rose, and Rahm at the head of the market but the value looks to be further down. Paul Casey is the first name on the list as, having hit the frame three times in the last four years, he’s playing too well to leave out.
At bigger prices, it also could be worth including Fitzpatrick and Olesen, who both know how to get the job done if they get in contention, and their odds are very tempting.