Length off the tee ensures Fisher is a top tip for the Nordea Masters
- 31 May 2016
2016 Nordea Masters Betting Preview
The Nordea Masters returns to Bro Hoff Slott Golf Club in Sweden on Thursday and we are expecting big-hitters to thrive on the 7,511 yard course. Previously held at Bro Hoff from 2010 to 2013, the Nordea Masters was held at the PGA Sweden National in the interim during 2014 and 2015, and Henrik Stenson heads a strong entry list from the home contingent for the 27th edition of this tournament...
- Alex Noren's last 4 results at the Nordea Masters read: 1-10-4-1
- Ross Fisher finished runner-up at Bro Hoff in 2012 and T8 in 2013
- Lee Westwood has won the Nordea Masters three times
|2nd June - 5th June||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
| Ross Fisher (each way)
|@ 33 / 1||P|
|Alex Noren (each way)||@ 18 / 1|
|Scott Hend (each way)||@ 50 / 1|
|Felipe Aguilar (each way)||@ 70 / 1|
Stenson is desperate to win his home event but he failed to make the cut on his only previous appearance at Bro Hoff, in 2011, albeit he did finish in the top-fifteen in the last two renewals at PGA Sweden National. His recent indifferent form - missed cuts at the Wells Fargo and The Players - ensures he makes little appeal at 15/2 with Betfred though.
Lee Westwood is likely to attract more interest as a 14/1 second-favourite as the Englishman has racked up three successive top-fifteen finishes off the back of his runner-up effort at The Masters. Westwood again slipped from contention at the weekend though as he finished the BMW PGA Championship with a 76 and the three-time Nordea Masters champion has plenty to prove after repeatedly failing when well-backed.
Alexander Noren is another player with an exceptional record at the Nordea Masters as he won here in 2011 before tying for 10th in 2012 and tying for 4th in 2013. Noren then won the tournament at PGA Sweden National last year and the defending champion demands respect as an 18/1 chance (Bet 365) as bids to improve on a couple of top-tens for the year in Spain and China.
Tip #1: Alexander Noren (each way) @ 18/1 with Bet 365.
Ross Fisher is another player with a decent record at Bro Hoff as he was runner-up in 2012 and tied 8th in 2013, and his length off the tee ensures he should contend here. Fisher missed a cut for the first time in nine starts this year at Wentworth but he is capable of building on his season's best of T6 in Spain and we fancy this could be just the place for him to hit his straps. We saw another Englishman find his feet last week as Chris Wood did the job and we fancy Fisher is a very decent price to follow in his footsteps this week.
Tip #2: Ross Fisher (each way) @ 33/1 with Bet Victor.
The Longer Shots
Meanwhile, Scott Hend closed with a 78 when in contention at Wentworth but we are backing him to bounce back from that disappointment after racking up four top-fifteens in his last five starts worldwide. The Thailand Classic winner is massive off the tee and has the game to thrive at Bro Hoff, where he finished T4 in 2011. The Australian is a better player now than he was five years ago and 50/1 looks like a big price.
Tip #3: Scott Hend (each way) @ 50/1 with Boylesports.
Finally, Felipe Aguilar has been quietly improving following a disappointing start to the campaign as the China Open runner-up finished T36 in Ireland and T37 at Wentworth. The Chilean clearly enjoys playing Bro Hoff as he has secured top-tens in his last two outings here (7-9) and he could be worth a small each-way play this week.
Tip #4: Felipe Aguilar (each way) @ 70/1 with Unibet.