British Masters clings on but golf’s great imbalance needs addressing | Ewan Murray

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This week’s British Masters goes ahead thanks to Tommy Fleetwood’s generosity rather than the PGA and European Tours actually putting their heads together

There were reasons to celebrate Tommy Fleetwood’s status within the commonly self-serving world of top-level sport even before the altruistic touch that will come to the fore this week.

As Sky Sports dropped sponsorship of the British Masters last year, an all-too-rare professional event in England looked like dropping off the European Tour’s schedule. Fleetwood, who has quite enough on his plate when keeping competitive company with the finest players in golf, stepped forward to host the tournament. Betfred duly joined in with a sponsorship deal. Fleetwood has admitted his keenly felt pride at staging the event at Hillside, a links so close to his childhood home of Southport.

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Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2019/may/08/british-masters-tommy-fleetwood-golf-pga-european-tour under the title “British Masters clings on but golf’s great imbalance needs addressing | Ewan Murray”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.