The red-hot Italian receives two times the sum of stake than the next most popular golfer.
He’s had a year to remember, and now Italian Francesco Molinari will look to cap off 2018 by winning the British Masters to add to his Open victory and Ryder Cup triumph.
The likeable 35-year-old was part of ‘Molliwood’ in the Ryder Cup, as him and Tommy Fleetwood blew away the Americans in Paris. He also captured his maiden major with victory in the Open at Carnoustie.
This form has seen a flurry of bets come in on Molinari to win the British Masters, so much so that he has twice the money on him for victory than the next most popular selection.
Unsurprisingly, Molinari is at the top end of the market, but he’s not the favourite. That honour goes to Justin Rose, who is 15/2 to be victorious at Walton Heath.
Molinari is second favourite at 8/1 and has had 10% of bets placed on him, more than any other.
It’s a slight outsider that is second most-backed, and that is Haotong Li who is 30/1 best price.
Rose on the other hand, is only the sixth most-popular selection in the number of bets placed, with 4%.
Even if we don’t see the best of Molinari in the next few days, he’s most certainly put his stamp on the market for future tournaments.
Oddschecker Spokesman George Elek: “Francesco Molinari is on a roll right now and punters have had as much faith in him for the British Masters than almost any other golfer for any other tournament this year. But time will tell if he can deliver the goods at 8/1 second favourite!