Eddie Pepperell Wins British Masters

The Englishman won his second European Tour title by two strokes over Alexander Bjork

(Image credit: Andrew Redington)

The Englishman won his second European Tour title by two strokes over Alexander Bjork

Eddie Pepperell Wins British Masters

Eddie Pepperell held off Alexander Bjork to win his second European Tour title at the British Masters.

The Englishman prevailed in a wet and windy week at the brilliant Walton Heath and pipped Bjork by two strokes.

It was a special week for Pepperell, who made a hole-in-one on the ninth in round one.

He had another special moment on Sunday, holing his approach to the par-4 10th for an eagle.

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That eagle took him to -11 after a level par front nine, and the 27-year-old could afford to bogeys on 15 and 16 to win at nine under.

Currently ranked 50th in the world, he will move inside the top 35 for the first time in his career.

The Englishman moves up to 33rd in the world. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Whilst he won by two in the end, thanks in part to a sand save at the last for par and a Bjork bogey, it was close throughout.

The Swede was pushing hard, but two bogeys coming home over Walton Heath's testing finish were ultimately costly.

Bjork made birdies at two, five and 11 and got within one after 17.

However, Pepperell's clutch bunker shot on the last sealed victory.

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Pepperell admitted afterwards that he didn't quite have his best stuff in the final round where he scrambled to a level par 72.

A birdie on the par-3 sixth was followed by a bogey at the ninth but his holed approach into the 10th gave him breathing space.

Pepperell celebrates holing from off the green on 14

He found heather off the tee on the 14 and looked like dropping a shot before putting in from off the green for a crucial par.

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However, he found heather again off of the 15th and 16th tees to make two consecutive bogeys, although two pars to finish were enough.

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British Masters Leaderboard:

1 Eddie Pepperell (Eng) -9

2 Alexander Bjork (Swe) -7

T3 Lucas Herbert (Aus) -5

T3 Jordan Smith (Eng) -5

T5 Sam Horsfield (Eng) -4

T5 Tom Lewis (Eng) -4

T5 Julian Suri (USA) -4

8 Justin Rose (Eng) -3

T9 Oliver Farr (Wal) -2

T9 Ricardo Gouveia (Por) -2

T9 Haotong Li (Chi) -2

T9 Gavin Green (Mal) -2

T9 Andy Sullivan (Eng) -2

T9 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) -2

T9 Lucas Bjerregaard (Den) -2

*Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x