With The Masters starting today, bookmaker bwin has analysed the nationalities of every player that has competed in the competition in the last decade to see which countries have enjoyed most success in the sport’s most prestigious tournament.
The full research can be found here, but the key highlights are:
- Northern Ireland has the third best percentage rate of entrants making the cut – 59%. However it’s actually the Italians who have the best rate, with a whopping 65% of entrants making it to the final rounds. England sits behind the likes of Spain and Germany with a 54.6% success rate whilst the hosts have a measly 47.4% cut progression rate – good for 13th overall.
- Northern Ireland has the best top 10 finishes – with 19% of Northern Irish entrants finishing in the top 10, followed closely by its neighbours Ireland – 16.2%.
Northern Ireland also sweeps the average earnings per entrant, with players from the country earning $142,083 in prize money on average.
The most entrants from the UK come from Northern Ireland and Scotland – with Scotland contributing to 16.2% of entrants. In England, the East of England is the biggest contributor to Masters entrants, with the likes of Ian Poutler, Luke Donald and Nick Faldo leading the way.