The Nordea Masters makes its return to Bro Hof Slott GC after a two year hiatus so be careful when reviewing course history this week, as the last few years can be deemed somewhat irrelevant. Below is a list of golfers who are hot and cold in both course history and recent form to help your research along for the Nordea Masters this week.
Hot Course History:
Lee Westwood ($11,300) – Nobody has better course history at Bro Hof Slott than Lee Westwood who is looking to become the first ever player to become a four time champion at the Nordea Masters. Look for Westwood to be in contention by the end of the weekend.
Alex Noren ($10,600) – The only player who could be considered more of a course horse than Westwood is Noren who has finished in the top 10 including a win in his 3 most recent appearances at this course. Somewhat ironically he also happens to be the defending champion of the event which was held at a different course last year.
Cold Course History:
Rikard Karlberg ($9,700) – While Karlberg makes a case to be an entry in the hot recent form section of this article, his course history is nothing to speak of. Despite his 4th place finish at this course in 2013 he missed three straight cuts prior and seems like a risky play with such a low floor and high chance of a missed cut.
Marc Warren ($7,000) – Marc Warren has not made a cut at this event on this course dating back to 2010 and as such I don’t believe he is a relevant option this week. In the $7,000 range there are plenty of options I’d rather go with than Warren.
Hot Recent Form:
Jeung Hun Wang ($7,700) – While his two most recent finishes were a missed cut and 33rd, Jeung Hun-Wang followed up his first ever win on the Euro tour with a back to back winning performance three weeks ago. Prior to that he had an 8th place finish and a 2nd place finish. Over the span of a couple months Jeung Hun Wang is one of the hotter golfers on the Euro tour.
Tyrrell Hatton ($10,200) – In the last 6 weeks on the euro tour Hatton’s average finish position is 9th place which means he is on a string of really solid golf. His 9 out of 10 made cuts on tour make him a really viable option this week despite having no history at this course.
Cold Recent Form:
Henrik Stenson ($12,400) – It’s hard to argue the fact that Stenson hasn’t been himself recently having missed back to back cuts on the PGA tour, an occurrence that is very few and far between with his most recent prior cut having occurred nearly three years ago. It’s possible Stenson bounces back but at his price I’m not willing to take the risk.
Matthew Fitzpatrick ($8,900) – Fitzpatrick is considered by many to be one of the game’s elite, however more recently he has missed 3 cuts in his last 4 events and finished only 47th last week. Look for this promising young player to bounce back at some point, but until we see his game trend upward I will be off of Fitzpatrick.
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