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Rose honoured to host British Masters at Walton Heath

 

By Robert Jones

Olympic champion Justin Rose has been announced as the host of next year's British Masters on the European Tour.

And the World No.6, who won the WGC-HSBC Champions in October, has chosen Walton Heath in Surrey as the course it will be played on.

The 37-year-old takes over from Lee Westwood as the host, with the event taking place from October 11 to 14.

"Walton Heath is a golf course I really enjoy playing, in fact I love it," said Rose, who won the title in 2002.

"I went back to Walton Heath in the summer just to ensure I wanted to take the tournament there and I had forgotten how good a golf course it is."

The British Masters returned to the European Tour's schedule in 2015 after a seven-year absence. Ian Poulter and Luke Donald have also been tournament hosts in previous years.

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