British Masters is set to Tee Off with loveable host Tommy Fleetwood
While many of the world’s top players are preparing to tackle Bethpage Black next week, a few of our favourites have touched down in the UK ready to take on another challenge this week at the European Tour’s British Masters.
Hosted by Ryder Cup favourite Tommy Fleetwood, the British Masters tees off from Hillside Golf Club, marking the first time the tournament is being played in May. While many golfers are sitting out due to the PGA Championship being just next week, you can expect to see last year’s (October) winner Eddie Pepperell there as well as Matt Wallace and Tyrell Hatton. All four players plan on hopping on a charter plane Sunday and traveling to New York. A move Fleetwood is hoping might have some positive results.
“I normally have a week off before the majors and I haven’t won one yet, either. So who knows, maybe playing the British Masters the week before might be the turning point,” Fleetwood told reporters.
This week also marks the European Tour’s return to Hillside for the first time in 37 years. A gorgeous links course where Greg Norman once stated, “The back nine holes are the Best in Britain.” With a flat front nine, the golfer becomes drawn in before tasting the absolute contrast of the back nine. Here you’ll find “valleyed corridors through some of the highest and wildest dunes found anywhere.”
Players hit the practice range yesterday, giving fans a sneak peak at what’s in store this week. We can’t wait to see if Fleetwood can pull off hosting duties and also secure the tournament’s title!