THE British Masters supported by Sky Sports will arrive at Close House in Newcastle upon Tyne in September, and ahead of this, the region’s golf fans can tune in to the first Major tournament of 2017 this week.

Taking place in the North East for the first time and set to be one of the region’s biggest sporting events of the year, the European Tour will welcome some of the world’s leading golfers – with many set to tee off at the Masters Tournament this week.

Coverage of all four rounds of the US based tournament will be shown on Sky Sports 1, the supporting partner of the British Masters, as the big names in golf vie for the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National.

Later in the season, the British Masters supported by Sky Sports will be hosted by Close House’s touring professional and former World Number One Lee Westwood, from September 28 – October 1.

Twice runner-up at the Masters in 2016 and 2010, Westwood maintains an impressive playing record at the prestigious event having six top ten finishes to his name.

Keen golfers, or those who want to be part of the experience on UK soil can secure their space at the ropes as tickets are available for all four rounds here, with prices for tournament days starting from £15. Early bird discount offers are running until April 28, with significant savings on gate admission.

Rory Colville, Championship Director of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports said: “The response of fans in the North East and beyond has been simply incredible.

“The British Masters supported by Sky Sports has been a hugely popular event with fans over the last couple of years. Tickets are on general sale so fans can take advantage of our early bird offers and ensure they get the chance to see some of the world’s leading players in action at Close House.”

Westwood, who has been Close House’s Touring Professional since 2011, won the British Masters in the tournament’s first spell on the European Tour, claiming the title at The Belfry in 2007 and then narrowly missing out on successfully defending the title 12 months later when he lost in a play-off to Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño at the same venue. He finished third at The Grove last year when Alex Noren claimed the trophy, the Swede succeeding Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick who won at Woburn Golf Club in 2015.

Hospitality packages for The Colt Pavilion are also available for the British Masters supported by Sky Sports. Prices for The Colt Pavilion, which will overlook the 18th green at Close House, start at £275 + VAT per person.

For further information or to request a brochure call 01344 840 681 email: enquiries@europeantourhospitality.com  or visit www.europeantourtickets.com.

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