JUSTIN Rose is statistically the British favourite to win this year’s Masters.

That’s according to research from specialist golf insurance provider Golf Care, which analyses the performance statistics of every Masters winner since the tournament began in 1934.

World number one Rose begins his quest for the green jacket today at 18.49pm BST.

He is playing alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson and American Justin Thomas.

Then tomorrow his second round starts at 3.43pm.

Rose has a good record in Georgia having finished second in 2017 and joint second in 2015.