The 2018 British Masters will be the fourth instalment since the rebirth of the tournament in 2015 following an absence from the tour between 2009 and 2014.

Here’s the lowdown on the 2018 British Masters.

A brief history

The first British Masters tournament was held in 1946 at Stoneham Golf Club, this was in the era before the European Tour. On that occasion the event finished a tie between Jimmy Adams and Bobby Locke.

The first British Masters held during the European Tour era was 1972 at Northumberland Golf Club. Since then the tournament has been held at various golf courses across the UK; St Pierre, Woburn and Lindrick to name a few.

Did you know…

13 players have won the tournament more than once but no one has ever won it three times. Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman and Tony Jacklin are three of the 13 on that list.

Paul Dunne holds the record for the best aggregate score (260) and Peter Baker holds the record for the lowest score in relation to par (-23).

Where is the 2018 British Masters?

Walton Heath

The 2018 British Masters will be held at Walton Heath and will be hosted by Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose.

Rose takes over from Lee Westwood who hosted the tournament at Close House (Colt) in 2017.

When is the 2018 British Masters?

The 2018 event will held between Thursday 11th and Sunday 14th October.

Who is the defending champion?

Paul Dunne

Paul Dunne won the tournament in 2017 in exciting fashion. The Irishman chipped in on the last hole to card a final round of 61 and beat Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy by three shots.

The win was Dunne’s maiden victory on the European Tour after turning professional in 2015.