Former World Number One Justin Rose will be making an appearance at The Belfry this summer as he returns to the Betfred British Masters, hosted by Sir Nick Faldo, from June 29-July 2.
The 2013 U.S. Open Champion hosted the favoured tournament at Walton Heath in 2018 and was crowned champion at the 2002 event at Woburn – his second victory on the DP World Tour. Rose’s win at Merion Golf Club ten years ago was the first Major Championship victory by an Englishman since Sir Nick Faldo won the Masters Tournament for the third time in 1996.
The five-time Ryder Cup player, who made his debut under the captaincy of Sir Nick Faldo in 2008, returned to the winner’s circle earlier this year as he won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA Tour - it was his first victory in over four years.
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“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to play on home soil once again,” said Rose. “The Brabazon Course at The Belfry has such great history and is a venue recognised not just in Britain but around the world.
“It was great to see that so many fans came out in force during last year’s final round and I’m excited to have the chance to play in front of them very soon.
“Having previously hosted the tournament, I know how much work goes on behind the scenes to make it a success and I’m looking forward to seeing what Sir Nick has planned for the week.
“As an Englishman, he is someone who I always looked up to when I first picked up a golf club. He has led from the front in giving back to the game of golf through many avenues and that’s something me and my family are also very passionate about through the Rose Ladies Series, Rose Ladies Open LET Access tournament and the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship.”
Faldo added: “I’m delighted that we are able to announce Justin’s participation in this year’s Betfred British Masters.
“He is one of Britain's most successful golfers, achieving so much in his career; he’s a Major champion, former World number one and an Olympic Gold medallist with 25 worldwide wins to his name. It was great to see him return to the winner’s circle earlier this year with his win at Pebble Beach and I’m really looking forward to welcoming him to The Belfry in a few months’ time.”
The Belfry, located in Sutton Coldfield, first hosted the Betfred British Masters in 2021, and earlier this year it was announced the venue would stage the tournament until at least 2026, while Faldo was announced as the host until 2027.