ActiveWins Previews the Betfred British Masters



The Betfred British Masters is a matter of hours away, and we at ActiveWins cannot wait for the action to begin.

The event will look a little different this year, with spectators not able to attend due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, but some of the greatest golfers on the circuit will be taking to Northumberland’s Close House Golf Course in a bid to top the leaderboard.

As sponsors of the historic event, you’d expect Betfred to be frontrunners in terms of betting markets and special offers. They haven’t disappointed.

Betfred players who place a single bet of £10 or more on the British Masters outright market, will receive £5 in Free Bets each time their selected player records an Eagle or better.

With that in mind, not only will punters be roaring their picks around the course in a hope for a low score, they’ll have an eye on some Free Bets should they pull off some magical chip shots or long-range putts. Fred has given his customers a hole in one with this promotion.

If you’re reading this blog, the chances are you are wondering who to back in the Betfred British Masters. It’s a strong field, but there are some standout names as far as we’re concerned.

Lee Westwood hosts the event, and will be looking to make home advantage pay as he bids to regain the title that he last won back in 2007. A winning record and familiarity of the course make the former world number one an attractive proposition, with the 25-time European Tour winner the only player in the market available in single figures at 8/1.

Another Englishman attracting a lot of attention is Eddie Pepperell, and it isn’t difficult to see why. He reigned supreme in the 2018 British Masters, after holding off pressure from Sweden’s Alexander Björk. At last year’s event, Pepperell proved that performance to be no flash in the pan, finishing 15 under par and just one shot shy of eventual winner Marcus Kinhult. The 29-year old is the third favourite in the Betfred outright market, priced at 22/1 at the time of writing.

Kinhult himself is available at 28/1 to become the first man since Greg Norman in 1982 to defend this title.

The Masters were last held at Close House back in 2017, and backers who like to side with course form will love the 80/1 about Paul Dunne repeating his heroics from three years ago.

Betfred pride themselves on their specials, and they haven’t let us down here. Some of their more outlandish bets include:

Will There Be A Hole In One? YES @ EVS

Will There Be A Play Off? YES @ 11/4

Wire To Wire Winner @ 14/1

Top Swedish Player: Marcus Kinhult @ 6/4

There really are an array of betting opportunities available ahead of the Betfred British Masters. Golf punters are sure to love the action unfolding at Close House. Having already claimed the Abu Dhabi Championship earlier this year, host Westwood appears to be the man to beat.

Whoever you are backing, be sure to do so with Betfred. New customers can benefit from their generous welcome offer of Bet £10 Get £30.

Register and place £10 or more on your first sports bet, at odds of EVS or greater, and get £30 in Free Bets credited to your account within ten hours of your first bet settling.

Whenever you bet on the British Masters, Betfred.


*All prices are subject to change.