British Masters

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The Betfred 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.

British Masters
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LocationHillside, Southport, England
Established1946
Course(s)Hillside Golf Club
Par72
Length6,953 yards (6,358 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund£3,000,000
Month playedJuly/August
Aggregate260 Paul Dunne (2017)
To par−22 Peter Baker (1993)
Sweden Marcus Kinhult
Hillside GC is located in England
Hillside GC
Hillside GC
Location in England

The tournament was not held from 2009 to 2014 but returned to the schedule in 2015. The 2015 event was held at Woburn and was won by Matthew Fitzpatrick. Alex Norén won in 2016 at The Grove while Paul Dunne won in 2017 at Close House Golf Club with a record score of 260.

HistoryEdit

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 with a leading British golfer choosing the golf course and hosting the event. Since then the editions have been (and will be) hosted by:

The 1967 event was notable for providing British television with its first live hole in one, as Tony Jacklin aced the 16th hole at Royal St George's.[5]

WinnersEdit

European Tour event (1972–)
Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
Betfred British Masters
2019 Marcus Kinhult   Sweden Hillside Golf Club 272 −16 1 stroke   Robert MacIntyre
  Eddie Pepperell
  Matt Wallace
Sky Sports British Masters
2018 Eddie Pepperell   England Walton Heath GC 279 −9 2 strokes   Alexander Björk
British Masters supported by Sky Sports
2017 Paul Dunne   Ireland Close House GC 260 −20 3 strokes   Rory McIlroy
2016 Alex Norén   Sweden The Grove 266 −18 2 strokes   Bernd Wiesberger
2015 Matthew Fitzpatrick   England Woburn G&CC 269 −15 2 strokes   Søren Kjeldsen
  Shane Lowry
  Fabrizio Zanotti
Quinn Insurance British Masters
2009–2014: No tournament
2008 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño   Spain The Belfry 276 −12 Playoff   Lee Westwood [6]
Quinn Direct British Masters
2007 Lee Westwood   England The Belfry 273 −15 5 strokes   Ian Poulter [7]
2006 Johan Edfors   Sweden The Belfry 277 −11 1 stroke   Gary Emerson
  Stephen Gallacher
  Jarmo Sandelin
[8]
Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters
2005 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark Forest of Arden H&CC 282 −6 Playoff   Brian Davis
  David Howell
[9]
Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
2004 Barry Lane   England Forest of Arden H&CC 272 −16 3 strokes   Ángel Cabrera
  Eduardo Romero
[10]
2003 Greg Owen   England Forest of Arden H&CC 274 −14 3 strokes   Christian Cévaër
  Ian Poulter
[11]
Victor Chandler British Masters
2002 Justin Rose   England Woburn G&CC 269 −19 1 stroke   Ian Poulter [12]
2001 Thomas Levet   France Woburn G&CC 274 −14 Playoff   Mathias Grönberg
  David Howell
  Robert Karlsson
[13]
2000 Gary Orr   Scotland Woburn G&CC 267 −21 2 strokes   Per-Ulrik Johansson [14]
1999 Bob May   United States Woburn G&CC 269 −19 1 stroke   Colin Montgomerie [15]
One 2 One British Masters
1998 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland Forest of Arden H&CC 281 −7 1 stroke   Pierre Fulke
  Eduardo Romero
[16]
1997 Greg Turner   New Zealand Forest of Arden H&CC 275 −13 1 stroke   Colin Montgomerie [17]
1996 Robert Allenby   Australia Collingtree Park GC 284 −4 Playoff   Miguel Ángel Martín [18]
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 [19]
1992 Christy O'Connor Jnr   Ireland Woburn G&CC 270 −18 Playoff   Tony Johnstone [20]
1991 Seve Ballesteros (2)   Spain Woburn G&CC 275 −13 3 strokes   Eamonn Darcy
  David Gilford
  Tony Johnstone
  Sam Torrance
  Keith Waters
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 [21]
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   Brian Barnes [22]
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   Gary Player [23]
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
Pre-European Tour (1946–1971)
Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
1971 Maurice Bembridge   England St. Pierre G&CC 273 (−11) 2 strokes   Peter Oosterhuis [24]
1970 Brian Huggett   Wales Royal Lytham & St Annes GC 293 (+9) 5 strokes   David Graham [25]
1969 Cobie Legrange   South Africa Little Aston GC 281 3 strokes   Peter Butler [26]
1968 Peter Thomson (2)   Australia Sunningdale GC 274 5 strokes   Dave Thomas [27]
1967 Tony Jacklin   England Royal St George's GC 274 3 strokes   Neil Coles [28]
1966 Neil Coles   England Lindrick GC 278 1 stroke   Christy O'Connor Snr
  Peter Thomson
[29]
1965 Bernard Hunt (2)   England Portmarnock GC 283 1 stroke   Peter Thomson [30]
1964 Cobie Legrange   South Africa Royal Birkdale GC 288 1 stroke   Max Faulkner
  Ralph Moffitt
[31][32]
1963 Bernard Hunt   England Little Aston GC 282 4-hole playoff
(3 strokes)
  Ralph Moffitt [33]
1962 Dai Rees   Wales Wentworth Club 278 2 strokes   Ralph Moffitt
  Peter Thomson
[34]
1961 Peter Thomson   Australia Royal Porthcawl GC 284 8 strokes   Christy O'Connor Snr [35]
1960 Jimmy Hitchcock   England Sunningdale GC 275 2 strokes   Max Faulkner
  John Jacobs
  Bobby Locke
[36]
1959 Christy O'Connor Snr (2)   Ireland Portmarnock GC 276 4 strokes   Joe Carr (am)
  Norman Drew
[37]
1958 Harry Weetman (2)   England Little Aston GC 276 4 strokes   Bobby Locke [38]
1957 Eric Brown   Scotland Notts GC (Hollinwell) 275 3 strokes   Peter Alliss [39]
1956 Christy O'Connor Snr   Ireland Prestwick GC 277 1 stroke   Eric Brown [40]
1955 Harry Bradshaw (2)   Ireland Little Aston GC 277 4 strokes   Henry Cotton [41]
1954 Bobby Locke (2)   South Africa Prince's GC 291 3 strokes   Harry Bradshaw [42]
1953 Harry Bradshaw   Ireland Sunningdale GC 272 3 strokes   Max Faulkner [43]
1952 Harry Weetman   England Mere GC 281 4 strokes   Arthur Lees [44]
1951 Max Faulkner   England Wentworth Club 281 4 strokes   Reg Horne [45]
1950 Dai Rees   Wales Hoylake 281 4 strokes   Charlie Ward [46]
1949 Charlie Ward   England St Andrews 290 36-hole playoff
(1 stroke)
  John Burton [47][48]
1948 Norman Von Nida   Australia Sunningdale GC 272 2 strokes   Fred Daly [49]
1947 Arthur Lees   England Little Aston GC 283 36-hole playoff
(4 strokes)
  Norman Von Nida [50][51]
1946 Jimmy Adams   Scotland Stoneham GC 286 Tie [5][52]
Bobby Locke   South Africa

Multiple winnersEdit

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