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British Masters

British Masters
Tournament information
Location Woburn, England
Established 1946
Course(s) Woburn Golf and Country Club
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund £3,000,000
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 266 Peter Baker (1993)
To par −22 Peter Baker (1993)
Current champion
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Woburn Golf<br>& CC is located in England
Woburn Golf
& CC
Location in England

The British Masters is a professional golf tournament. It was founded in 1946 as the Dunlop Masters and was held every year up to 2008, except for 1984. Dunlop's sponsorship ended in 1982, and the name sponsor changed frequently thereafter, with the word "British" usually also in the tournament's official name.

The tournament was not held from 2009 to 2014 but returned to the schedule in 2015. The 2015 event was held at Woburn from 8 to 11 October and was won by Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Winners 2
  • Multiple winners 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Dunlop Masters was first held in 1946 and was a continuation of the Dunlop-Metropolitan Tournament which had been held before World War II. Like the Dunlop-Metropolitan, the Dunlop Masters was a 72-hole end-of-season event with a restricted field. The Dunlop-Metropolitan was first played in 1934, the same year as The Masters.

During the 1980s the British Masters was one of the most lucrative events on the European Tour with a prize fund that was as high as third among the tournaments on the schedule, but its status, or at least its relative level of prize money, has declined considerably in recent years.

The tournament has been played at many different venues; twice in the "Dunlop Masters" era it was held in the Republic of Ireland. When the Quinn Group took over as sponsors in 2006, the event was moved again, this time to the Group owned Belfry.

The deal with the Quinn Group ended in 2008, and when attempts to find another sponsor were unsuccessful, the British Masters was removed from the European Tour schedule for 2009.[1]

The event returned in 2015, being played at Woburn and hosted by golfer Ian Poulter. The 2016 edition will be played at The Grove and hosted by Luke Donald.[2]

The 1967 event was particularly notable for providing British television with its first live

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official website

External links

  1. ^ "British Masters dropped from Tour".  
  2. ^ "Donald to host 2016 British Masters at The Grove". PGA European Tour. 19 October 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Callander, Colin; Plumridge, Chris (31 May 2003). "Tales from the Masters".  
  4. ^ "Fernandez-Castano wins at Belfry".  
  5. ^ "Westwood snatches British Masters".  
  6. ^ "Edfors makes two long putts to win British Masters".  
  7. ^ "Bjorn wins Masters after play-off".  
  8. ^ "Lane clinches Masters title".  
  9. ^ Mair, Lewine (9 June 2003). "British Masters: Owen holds his nerve to secure first win".  
  10. ^ "Rose masters Woburn".  
  11. ^ "Levet wins British Masters".  
  12. ^ Farrell, Andy (14 August 2000). "Masterful Orr capitalises on Montgomerie's shortcomings".  
  13. ^ Farrell, Andy (13 September 1999). "May makes it 23rd time lucky".  
  14. ^ Farrell, Andy (14 September 1998). "Master Monty closes the gap".  
  15. ^ Farrell, Andy (22 September 1997). "Montgomerie charge falls just short".  
  16. ^ Farrell, Andy (2 September 1996). "Allenby the play-off king".  
  17. ^ Glover, Tim (7 June 1993). "Fabulous Baker boy delivers quality goods".  
  18. ^ O'Connor, Terry (2 June 1992). "Shaking off a shocker".  
  19. ^ "McNulty grabs British Masters with birdie".  
  20. ^ "Hunt wins first pro golf tourney".  
  21. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (7 October 1974). "A triumph for mind over matter".  
  22. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (4 October 1971). "Bembridge outlasts Peter Oosterhuis with birdie finish".  
  23. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (14 September 1970). "Huggett "scrambles" to record 65 and Masters title".  
  24. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (15 September 1969). "Legrange wins from the front".  
  25. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (16 September 1968). "Thompson Master golfer for a second time".  
  26. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (18 September 1967). "Jacklin arrives at milestone in burgeoning career".  
  27. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (19 September 1966). "N. C. Coles triumphs in Dunlop Masters".  
  28. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (20 September 1965). "Masters title for B. J. Hunt".  
  29. ^ "Legrange cops British Masters".  
  30. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (29 June 1964). "Masters title for Le Grange".  
  31. ^ "Masters title for B. J. Hunt".  
  32. ^ "Rees hold off Thompson's challenge".  
  33. ^ Horne, Cyril (18 September 1961). "Thompson shows how to play in the wind".  
  34. ^ "Hitchcock's victory in Masters".  
  35. ^ Horne, Cyril (19 September 1960). "Second Masters' title for O'Connor".  
  36. ^ Horne, Cyril (22 September 1958). "Masters golfer's visit to Scotland".  
  37. ^ "E. C. Brown's success in Masters tournament".  
  38. ^ "Irishman beats Scotsman in thrilling finish at Prestwick".  
  39. ^ "Bradshaw wins "Masters" golf tournament".  
  40. ^ "Locke's three-stroke win in Masters' golf".  
  41. ^ "Bradshaw wins "Masters" in great finish".  
  42. ^ Master" title and Vardon Trophy""".  
  43. ^ """Faulkner's splendid golf "double.  
  44. ^ "D. J. Rees wins Masters' tournament".  
  45. ^ "Ward and J. Burton tie at St Andrews".  
  46. ^ "C. H. Ward's winning rally at St Andrews".  
  47. ^ """Von Nida plays "greatest round of my life.  
  48. ^ "Lees and Von Nida tie for "Masters" title".  
  49. ^ "Von Nida meets his Master".  
  50. ^ "Adams ties with Locke".  

References

Multiple winners

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
British Masters supported by Sky Sports
2015 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England Woburn G&CC 269 (−15) 2 strokes Søren Kjeldsen
Shane Lowry
Fabrizio Zanotti
2009–14: No tournament
Quinn Insurance British Masters
2008 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain The Belfry 276 (−12) Playoff
(3rd hole)
Lee Westwood [4]
Quinn Direct British Masters
2007 Lee Westwood  England The Belfry 273 (−15) 5 strokes Ian Poulter [5]
2006 Johan Edfors  Sweden The Belfry 277 (−11) 1 stroke Gary Emerson
Stephen Gallacher
Jarmo Sandelin
[6]
Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters
2005 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark Forest of Arden Hotel & CC 282 (−6) Playoff
(2nd hole)
Brian Davis
David Howell
[7]
Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
2004 Barry Lane  England Forest of Arden Hotel & CC 272 (−16) 3 strokes Ángel Cabrera
Eduardo Romero
[8]
2003 Greg Owen  England Forest of Arden Hotel & CC 274 (−14) 3 strokes Christian Cévaër
Ian Poulter
[9]
Victor Chandler British Masters
2002 Justin Rose  England Woburn G&CC 269 (−19) 1 stroke Ian Poulter [10]
2001 Thomas Levet  France Woburn G&CC 274 (−14) Playoff
(3rd hole)
Mathias Grönberg
David Howell
Robert Karlsson
[11]
2000 Gary Orr  Scotland Woburn G&CC 267 (−21) 2 strokes Per-Ulrik Johansson [12]
1999 Bob May  United States Woburn G&CC 269 (−19) 1 stroke Colin Montgomerie [13]
One 2 One British Masters
1998 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland Forest of Arden Hotel & CC 281 (−7) 1 stroke Pierre Fulke
Eduardo Romero
[14]
1997 Greg Turner  New Zealand Forest of Arden Hotel & CC 275 (−13) 1 stroke Colin Montgomerie [15]
1996 Robert Allenby  Australia Collingtree Park GC 284 (−4) Playoff
(1st hole)
Miguel Ángel Martín [16]
Collingtree British Masters
1995 Sam Torrance  Scotland Collingtree Park GC 270 (−18) 1 stroke Michael Campbell
Dunhill British Masters
1994 Ian Woosnam (2)  Wales Woburn G&CC 271 (−17) 4 strokes Seve Ballesteros
1993 Peter Baker  England Woburn G&CC 266 (−22) 7 strokes Carl Mason [17]
1992 Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland Woburn G&CC 270 (−18) Playoff
(1st hole)
Tony Johnstone [18]
1991 Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain Woburn G&CC 275 (−13) 3 strokes Eamonn Darcy
David Gilford
Tony Johnstone
1990 Mark James  England Woburn G&CC 270 (−18) 2 strokes David Feherty
1989 Nick Faldo  England Woburn G&CC 267 (−21) 4 strokes Ronan Rafferty
1988 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Woburn G&CC 273 (−15) 2 strokes Nick Faldo
Mark McNulty
1987 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe Woburn G&CC 274 (−14) 1 stroke Ian Woosnam [19]
1986 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Woburn G&CC 275 (−13) 2 strokes Gordon Brand, Jnr
1985 Lee Trevino  United States Woburn G&CC 278 (−10) 3 strokes Rodger Davis
Silk Cut Masters
1984 No tournament
1983 Ian Woosnam  Wales St. Pierre G&CC 269 (−15) 3 strokes Bernard Gallacher
Dunlop Masters
1982 Greg Norman (2)  Australia St. Pierre G&CC 267 (−17) 8 strokes Bernhard Langer
1981 Greg Norman  Australia Woburn G&CC 273 (−15) 4 strokes Graham Marsh
1980 Bernhard Langer  West Germany St. Pierre G&CC 270 (−14) 5 strokes Brian Barnes
1979 Graham Marsh  Australia Woburn G&CC 283 (−5) 1 stroke Isao Aoki
Neil Coles
1978 Tommy Horton  England St. Pierre G&CC 279 (−5) 1 stroke Dale Hayes
Graham Marsh
Brian Waites
1977 Guy Hunt  England Lindrick GC 291 (+7) Playoff
(3rd hole)
Brian Barnes [20]
1976 Baldovino Dassù  Italy St. Pierre G&CC 271 (−13) 1 stroke Hubert Green
1975 Bernard Gallacher (2)  Scotland Ganton GC 289 (+5) 2 strokes Dale Hayes
1974 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland St. Pierre G&CC 282 (−2) Playoff
(1st hole)
Gary Player [21]
1973 Tony Jacklin  England St. Pierre G&CC 272 (−12) 7 strokes Bob Charles
1972 Bob Charles  New Zealand Northumberland GC 277 (−11) 2 strokes Tony Jacklin
1971 Maurice Bembridge  England St. Pierre G&CC 273 (−11) 2 strokes Peter Oosterhuis [22]
1970 Brian Huggett  Wales Royal Lytham & St Annes GC 293 (+9) 5 strokes David Graham [23]
1969 Cobie Legrange  South Africa Little Aston GC 281 3 strokes Peter Butler [24]
1968 Peter Thomson (2)  Australia Sunningdale GC 274 5 strokes Dave Thomas [25]
1967 Tony Jacklin  England Neil Coles [26]
1966 Neil Coles  England Lindrick GC 278 1 stroke Christy O'Connor Snr
Peter Thomson
[27]
1965 Bernard Hunt (2)  England Portmarnock GC 283 1 stroke Peter Thomson [28]
1964 Cobie Legrange  South Africa Royal Brikdale GC 288 1 stroke Max Faulkner
Ralph Moffitt
[29][30]
1963 Bernard Hunt  England Little Aston GC 282 4 hole playoff
(3 strokes)
Ralph Moffitt [31]
1962 Dai Rees  Wales Wentworth Club 278 2 strokes Ralph Moffitt
Peter Thomson
[32]
1961 Peter Thomson  Australia Royal Porthcawl GC 284 8 strokes Christy O'Connor Snr [33]
1960 Jimmy Hitchcock  England Sunningdale GC 275 2 strokes Max Faulkner
John Jacobs
Bobby Locke
[34]
1959 Christy O'Connor Snr (2)  Ireland Portmarnock GC 277 4 strokes Joe Carr (am)
Norman Drew
[35]
1958 Harry Weetman (2)  England Little Aston GC 276 4 strokes Bobby Locke [36]
1957 Eric Brown  Scotland Notts GC (Hollinwell) 275 3 strokes Peter Alliss [37]
1956 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland Prestwick GC 277 1 stroke Eric Brown [38]
1955 Harry Bradshaw (2)  Ireland Little Aston GC 277 4 strokes Henry Cotton [39]
1954 Bobby Locke (2)  South Africa Prince's GC 291 3 strokes Harry Bradshaw [40]
1953 Harry Bradshaw  Ireland Sunningdale GC 272 3 strokes Max Faulkner [41]
1952 Harry Weetman  England Mere GC 281 4 strokes Arthur Lees [42]
1951 Max Faulkner  England Wentworth Club 281 4 strokes Reg Horne [43]
1950 Dai Rees  Wales Hoylake 281 4 strokes Charlie Ward [44]
1949 Charlie Ward  England St Andrews 290 36 hole playoff
(1 stroke)
John Burton [45][46]
1948 Norman Von Nida  Australia Sunningdale GC 272 2 strokes Fred Daly [47]
1947 Arthur Lees  England Little Aston GC 283 36 hole playoff
(4 strokes)
Norman Von Nida [48][49]
1946 Jimmy Adams  Scotland Stoneham GC 286 Tie [3][50]
Bobby Locke  South Africa

Winners

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