2020 British Masters host venue announced

British Masters Flag

After fears for its future following the conclusion of the 2018 edition of the tournament, the British Masters’ place on the 2020 European Tour schedule has been confirmed – as has its venue.

Close House, near Newcastle, will stage the event for the second time, with former world No.1 Lee Westwood returning to play host, just as he did in 2017.

“I’m delighted to announce that the Betfred British Masters is once again going to be at Close House,” said Westwood, the 24-time European Tour winner and ten-time Ryder Cup player.

• Why does Rory have cause to be happy right now?

• QUIZ - How many ex US PGA champs can you name?

• US PGA 2019: The field as it stands

“Hopefully we will get another great field and I am sure it will be a great spectacle like it was a couple of years ago. The crowds in the north-east love their sport and their big events, and Close House will be at its best again.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on the hosting role again too. Last time we did some interesting things - on the pitch at St James Park and hitting balls by the Tyne Bridge – so it will be fun to do it a second time.”

Marcus Kinhult

The event will take place from July 30 to August 2, with Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult, above, set to defend the title he won at Hillside yesterday.

• Where will future editions of the US PGA be played?

• US PGA 2019: Rounds 1 & 2 tee times revealed

The 22-year-old held off defending champion Eddie Pepperell, four-time winner Matt Wallace and Scottish rookie Robert MacIntyre to win his first European Tour title.

Another Scot, Richie Ramsay, finished fifth with tournament host Tommy Fleetwood in a tie for eighth with five others, including former world No.1 Martin Kaymer.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Affordable Golf unveil all-new fourth store in Irvine
Matthew banking on experience to claim 2021 Solheim Cup
Catriona Matthew to captain Europe at 2021 Solheim Cup
“Anxiety tore my golf apart,” says Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston
Golf Betting Tips: Nedbank Golf Challenge

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Don’t shorten your swing says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Get your takeaway right
Watch
play button
How to stop hooking the ball
Watch
play button
How to play better golf after a hip replacement
Watch
See all videos right arrow