It didn’t take long for Sir Nick Faldo to find his next job in golf after retiring from television last year.
The six-time Grand Slam champion announced on Monday morning that he will be the new long-term host of the DP World Tour’s Betfred British Masters, which will take place at The Belfry in England until 2026. The 2023 event is scheduled from June 29 to July 2.
“I am very honored to have some very exciting news. Next year the Betfred British Masters will be hosted by yours truly Sir Nick Faldo,” he said in a video posted on Twitter. “It will be played at The Belfry, I have many fun and happy memories there from the great days of the Ryder Cup. I will be hosting it for the next five years so I am sure we will have a great course.”
One of Faldo’s 30 DP World Tour wins came at the 1989 British Masters (held in Woburn). While he never won a singles tournament at The Belfry, Faldo played in three Ryder Cups at the Warwickshire resort, winning twice in 1985 and 1989 with a 2-4-1 record. He later compiled a 2-1-2 record when the event returned to The Belfry in 1993, the last time the Europeans lost at home.
Danny Willett (2021-22), Lee Westwood (2017, 2020), Tommy Fleetwood (2019), Justin Rose (2018), Luke Donald (2016) and Ian Poulter (2015) have previously served as tournament hosts. Recent British Masters champions at The Belfry include Thorbjorn Olesen in 2022 and Richard Bland, who in 2021 at the age of 48 won his first DP World Tour event at the start of his 478th career.
Faldo ended his television career last August after the final round of CBS’s coverage of the 2022 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he made his PGA Tour debut in 1979. He was honored with a plaque behind from the ninth green on the club’s Wall of Fame, where he joins Charlie Sifford and Arnold Palmer.
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