Everything You Need To Know About The Betfred British Masters

How to watch all the action from The Belfry
14:06, 02 May 2022

The British Masters is upon us and Danny Willett has chosen The Belfry again as the host for one of the Tour’s most historic events. The headliners are in, with Lee Westwood, Robert Macintyre and last year’s champion Richard Bland all making the trip to Warwickshire. 

The stroke play format will be played for a prize fund of £1.85 million, but also having 3,500 DP World Tour points on offer for participants to try and climb the Tour’s leaderboard, currently led by Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy shortly after. 

Where: The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

When: May 5th - May 9th 2022

How To Watch: You can watch all of the action live on Sky Sports Golf from Thursday to Sunday, with play set to begin everyday at 1:30pm to 5pm. Highlights will be available on the DP World Tour YouTube Channel after every round. 

The Course: The Belfry is synonymous with European golf. The Ryder Cup in 2002 was a tremendous success for Team Europe, and the names of the teams remain on the changing room doors for keen fans to cheer and jeer as they see fit. The course is named the Brabazon, after former PGA president Lord Brabazon and was opened in 1977. 

The par 72 layout remains phenomenal to this day, from the first hole allowing birdies for those that can avoid the bunkers on the right side, to the famous tenth where Seve Ballesteros hit the iconic green-in-one shot, going straight across the water rather than finding the fairway for a safe pitch onto the green. 

It refuses to hold the hand of the unbrave, and remains iconic to all those who visit and play it.

Defending Champion: Richard Bland will return this year to the course he defeated Guido Migliozzi at last year, to lift a trophy for the first time in his professional career.

He recently became a bit of a fan favourite as he tried to qualify for The Masters, but missed out narrowly, despite shouts on social media for him to qualify by special exemption. 

Prize Money: £1.85 million prize purse

Who’s Playing: It’s a combination of legends and young stars this week, with the likes of Rafa Cabrera Bello, Thomas Bjorn and Eddie Pepperell joining rising stars like Robert Macintyre, Brandon Stone and the Højgaard twins. 

Odds: Robert Macintyre and Sam Horsfield are tied favourites at 20/1. Lee Westwood is 25/1 and Richard Bland is 28/1 to defend his title. 

Schedule: 

Round 1: Teeing off at 7:30am, play expected to finish between 5-6pm. 

Round 2: Teeing off at 7:30am, play expected to finish between 5-6pm. 

Round 3: Teeing off at 7am, play expected to finish at around 5pm.

Round 4: Teeing off at 7am, play expected to finish at around 5pm.

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