Thorbjorn Olesen plays the final hole at The Belfry en route to winning the 2022 Betfred British Masters
Six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo has agreed to become the new long-term host of the Betfred British Masters which will return to The Belfry this summer and be held there until 2026.
Sir Nick has a long connection with The Belfry, having played three of his 11 Ryder Cups at the Midland’s-based resort. He is also a past winner on the British Masters, although that was held at Woburn when he won it in 1989.
This year will mark Betfred’s fifth year as title sponsor of the British Masters since coming on board in 2019 at Southport and the event has moved to a new summer date of June 29-July 2.
The DP World Tour has previously turned to English-born players to host the tournament, with Danny Willett doing the honours at The Belfry in 2021, and Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Luke Donald all having hosted the event in past years at a variety of venues, including Close House, The Grove, Woburn and Walton Heath.
“It’s a real honour to be given the opportunity to host the Betfred British Masters, particularly at a venue as iconic as The Belfry,” said Faldo. “It’s a place that is synonymous with British and European golf, and we’ve been treated to some incredible moments there over the years.
“From a playing perspective, the Brabazon is a great test of golf and it’s a course that you can have a lot of fun in terms of setting it up – particularly on the par-four 10th, where you can bring the tee forward and give guys the chance to go for the green, and on the par-four 18th, which is a great closing hole.
“I’m really looking forward to working alongside the DP World Tour and the team at The Belfry to deliver another memorable British Masters. It was great to see spectators come out in their droves to support the tournament last year and we hope to put on a real show for them in 2023.”
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