Sir Nick Faldo Announced As The New Betfred British Masters Host Until 2027

The Belfry will also stage the next four British Masters tournaments until 2026
10:00, 16 Jan 2023

Sir Nick Faldo has been announced as the new long-term host of the Betfred British Masters until 2027. 

The Betfred British Masters will once again return to The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield which will stage the next four tournaments until 2026.

Faldo won three British Masters and three Claret Jugs at the Open Championship during his distinguished career. The 65-year-old won a total of 30 titles on the European Tour, now known as the DP World Tour, and he also secured three Green Jackets by winning the Masters on three occasions in 1989, 1990 and 1996.

He is set to return to The Belfry where he competed in three of his 11 consecutive Ryder Cup appearances between 1977 and 1997. It was in 1993 where he made a stunning hole-in-one on the par three 14th, so fans will keep a close eye on how he fares on his return to the Brabazon.


Faldo was later made the captain of Team Europe for the 2008 Ryder Cup in Kentucky. The six-time major winner takes over from Danny Willett who hosted the previous two British Masters tournaments.

Faldo is relishing his return to B76. He said: “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.


“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 tenth, 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.” 

Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the DP World Tour, added: “Sir Nick has left an indelible legacy both on our Tour and on European golf, so we are delighted to announce him as the new host of the Betfred British Masters.  

“As a six-time Major Champion and a Ryder Cup legend, he is an icon of our sport and we look forward to him hosting this historic tournament at The Belfry, one of European golf’s most iconic courses.”   

Last year, we witnessed Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen return to the winner’s circle after a four-year absence, as he won his sixth DP World Tour title by one stroke from Sebastian Söderberg. Victory for the 2018 Ryder Cup player looked unlikely, but a stunning eagle-birdie finish thrilled the 15,000-strong English crowd to claim his first title since the 2018 Italian Open. 

This year's Betfred British Masters will take place between 29 June to 2 July.

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