2018 Sky Sports British Masters Preview
Posted on October 08 2018
There are only six events left in the annual European Tour Race to Dubai, and some of the biggest names in golf have made their way to Walton Heath Golf Club for the 73rd edition of the Sky Sports British Masters. Last year, Paul Dunne pulled off an upset over Rory McIlroy with his three stroke victory, and he’s back to try and make it back-to-back victories against an incredibly stacked field. The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Champion Justin Rose comes to his homeland as the headliner, along with Open Champion Francesco Molinari and last week’s runner-up Tommy Fleetwood. Other notables include former world number 1 Luke Donald, former Masters Champions Danny Willett and Trevor Immelman, and 2007 British Masters Champion Lee Westwood.
Since opening in 1904, Walton Heath Golf Club has hosted a wide variety of high-profile events, including the 1981 Ryder Cup, and the 2011 Senior Open Championship and is hosting the British Masters for the first time. At over 6,700 meters long, the course will favor players who are both long and accurate off the tee.
Players to Watch:
Justin Rose: Hard to bet against the 2nd ranked player in the world. Fresh off becoming $10 Million richer and a member of the victorious Ryder Cup team, this is a great opportunity for Rosey to give himself a chance to win two season-ending titles in the same year.
Lucas Herbert: The 23-year-old Australian has been on a hot streak lately: a tie for fifth and a tie for second in his last two starts put him in solid position going into the final stretch of the season. Don’t be surprised to see him have another strong showing.