The British Masters has been saved after a deal that will see Tommy Fleetwood host in 2019

  • The British Masters was missing from proposed 2019 European Tour schedule
  • However a last minute change of heart has seen it reinstated for May next year 
  • Tommy Fleetwood will host event at Hillside, near his home town of Southport

The British Masters has been saved following an 11th hour deal that will see Tommy Fleetwood take on the role of host at the historic event which will be played in May next year.

The news will be officially disclosed on Monday when the 2019 European Tour schedule is announced. Three weeks ago the British Masters was missing when the proposed schedule was revealed at a players’ meeting – but there has now been a last-minute change of heart.

Over the past four years the event has enjoyed a spectacular renaissance when hosted in turn by Ian Poulter at Woburn, Luke Donald at the London Club, Lee Westwood at Close House and Justin Rose at Walton Heath earlier this month.

The British Masters has been saved after a deal that will see Tommy Fleetwood host in 2019
The British Masters has been saved after a deal that will see Tommy Fleetwood host in 2019

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