Golf: The Masters 2022 - The Four British Players Vying For Glory

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Augusta is the idyllic setting for The Masters, and the excitement for the first Major tournament of the season is beginning to reach feverish levels.

Picking a winner is notoriously difficult from a starting field of 91, which is littered with talent. Traditionally, the Americans have had a stronghold on The Masters, but last year, Hideki Matsuyama sealed his place in the history books by becoming the first Asian golfer to triumph at Augusta.

On this side of the Atlantic, golf fans will be hoping to see an Englishman come out on top for the first time in six years when Danny Willett stormed to a stunning victory. has cast an eye over the British representatives involved and we have assessed the chances of four players that could be in the mix for The Masters.

Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)

This sounds like a familiar tale. We hype up Rory McIlroy in the run-up to The Masters, and then unfortunately, he tends to falls flat, so tip him at your peril. McIlroy is still looking to complete the Career Slam, and for years, we have been willing for him to get over the line.

Who could forget the meltdown of 2011 and his pain on the back nine? Anyway, despite his adversity at Augusta, something keeps bringing us back to McIlroy. The Ulsterman is one of the fiercest competitors on Tour, and he just needs to find some consistency, and assemble four excellent rounds of golf.

And bet365 is offering an attractive looking price of 20/1, so if you think McIlroy will finally make the trip to the Butler’s Cabin and slip into the Green Jacket, then it is worth following up on.

Tommy Fleetwood (England)

Tommy Fleetwood will be making his sixth appearance at The Masters, and at first glance, his performances haven’t been too shabby. Although he is still searching for a maiden Major, he will be looking to improve on his 2018 showing at Augusta, where he came home in T17.

The Southport-born star has had his challenges on the PGA Tour over the past season or so, but he is the sort of player who thrives in the spotlight, and when he is in full flow, he is brilliant with his approach play.

If he can keep the putter hot, then he could be in contention come the weekend. Currently, Fleetwood is priced at a long looking 50/1 with Paddy Power, and while that might seem rather harsh, we know what Fleetwood is capable of, and it will be fascinating to see how he fares.

Lee Westwood (England)

The nearly man of golf, Lee Westwood is one of golf’s eldest statesmen, but like a fine wine, he has matured with age. At 48, Westwood has had his fair share of Augusta heartache, and he has been a runner-up on two occasions at Augusta – 2010 and 2016.

Perhaps Westwood’s biggest shortcoming has been getting yips when it comes to the final round at Augusta. There are so many dangers that lurk at Augusta, and while Westwood isn’t one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, he can compensate for that with accuracy.

Westwood is arguably one of the best players never to win The Masters, let alone a Major. However, BetVictor is giving very long odds of Westwood to clinch the title at 175/1, so it depends on how brave you are.

Robert MacIntyre (Scotland)

Robert MacIntyre has made massive strides since turning pro five years ago. He earned his place at The Masters with a T12 finish at Augusta last year.

Along with two top-10 finishes at The Open, MacIntyre has a knack for doing well in the Majors. A solid week in Augusta will see him soar up the PGA Tour rankings (currently 73rd), and he never appears to be flustered on the course.

bet365 is currently pricing MacIntyre at 125/1 to win The Masters, so it could be worth a cheeky punt if he pulls it off.

* Masters golf odds quoted correct at the time of writing. All betting odds subject to changes.