Justin Rose British Masters host
Justin Rose has been chosen as the host for the 2018 British Open and the Olympic Champion chose Walton Heath as the venue for the event from Oct 11-14, 2018.
To make it even more special European Tour and Sky Sports are giving away 10,000 Free Tickets for the Opening Round, which takes place on Thursday 11th Oct, marking the return of Sky Sports Thursday. Tickets go on sale from 9 am tomorrow, Thursday, December 7you can buy them by going here.
“I’m very excited to be hosting the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Walton Heath in 2018,” said Rose. “Walton Heath is a golf course I really, really enjoy playing, in fact, I love it, said, Rose.
“It has got teeth but it is traditional and hopefully the players will really enjoy it. Hopefully, we will assemble a strong field, get some good weather and we can host an amazing tournament next October.”Rose is a former British Master Champion who won the title in 2002 after holding off his close friend Ian Poulter, by a shot.
Lee Westwood hosted the event in 2017, Ian Poulter, and Luke Donald have already served the honor of hosting the event on different occasions.
2017 was special for Justin Rose as he received MBE with the start of the year after clinching an Olympic Golf Golf Medal in 112 years, finished runner-up at The Masters, losing to Sergio Garcia on the first extra hole, winning back to at WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open, and runner-up on the Race to Dubai Rankings, finishing 4th on the Money List and 6th on the Official World Golf Rankings.
Paul Dunne, The Defending Champion
Paul Dunne is the defending champion for next year as he won against Rory McIlroy in a thrilling finish at Close House, after shooting rounds of 66, 68, 65 & 61 just before when Rory started posted a final round fiery 63. Paul keeping his calm went on to win it by three-shots but it surely got him nervous seeing his idol playing this great, and winning against him made it all the more special.