British Masters Winners and History

Beginning in 1946 as the Dunlop Masters, The British Masters is the descendant of the Dunlop-Metropolitan, which was first held in 1934. Coincidentally, that was the same year as the first American Masters.

Throughout its life, the British Masters has been a 72-hole end-of-season event with a restricted field. In 2019, it has moved to May.

During the 1980s the British Masters was one of the most lucrative events on the European Tour with a prize fund that was as high as third among the tournaments on the schedule

British Masters

The British Masters was suspended from 2009 to 2014 for lack of a sponsor.

The current incarnation is played at Woburn, sponsored by Sky Sports and hosted by Ian Poulter.

The 1967 event was particularly notable for providing British television with its first live hole in one, as Tony Jacklin aced the 16th hole at Royal St George’s.

A list of British Masters Winners follows:

Betfred British Masters
2020Renato ParatoreItalyClose House GC266 (-18)3 strokes
2019Marcus KinhultSwedenHillside GC272 (-16)1 strokes
Sky Sports British Masters
2018Eddie PepperellEnglandWalton Heath GC279 (-9)2 strokes
British Masters supported by Sky Sports
2017Paul DunneIrelandClose House GC260 (-20)3 strokes
2016Alex NorenSwedenThe Grove266 (-18)2strokes
2015Matthew FitzpatrickEnglandWoburn G&CC269 (-15)2
2009–14: No tournament
Quinn Insurance British Masters
2008Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño SpainThe Belfry276 (-12)Playoff
Quinn Direct British Masters
2007Lee Westwood EnglandThe Belfry273 (-15)5 strokes
2006Johan Edfors SwedenThe Belfry277 (-11)1 stroke
Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters
2005Thomas Bjørn DenmarkForest of Arden Hotel & CC282 (-6)Playoff
Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters
2004Barry Lane EnglandForest of Arden Hotel & CC272 (-16)3 strokes
2003Greg Owen EnglandForest of Arden Hotel & CC274 (-14)3 strokes
Victor Chandler British Masters
2002Justin Rose EnglandWoburn G&CC269 (-19)1 stroke
2001Thomas Levet FranceWoburn G&CC274 (-14)Playoff
2000Gary Orr ScotlandWoburn G&CC267 (-21)2 strokes
1999Bob May United StatesWoburn G&CC269 (-19)1 stroke
One 2 One British Masters
1998Colin Montgomerie ScotlandForest of Arden Hotel & CC281 (-7)1 stroke
1997Greg Turner New ZealandForest of Arden Hotel & CC275 (-13)1 stroke
1996Robert Allenby AustraliaCollingtree Park GC284 (-4)Playoff
Collingtree British Masters
1995Sam Torrance ScotlandCollingtree Park GC270 (-18)1 stroke
Dunhill British Masters
1994Ian Woosnam (2) WalesWoburn G&CC271 (-17)4 strokes
1993Peter Baker EnglandWoburn G&CC266 (-22)7 strokes
1992Christy O'Connor Jnr IrelandWoburn G&CC270 (-18)Playoff
1991Seve Ballesteros (2) SpainWoburn G&CC275 (-13)3 strokes
1990Mark James EnglandWoburn G&CC270 (-18)2 strokes
1989Nick Faldo EnglandWoburn G&CC267 (-21)4 strokes
1988Sandy Lyle ScotlandWoburn G&CC273 (-15)2 strokes
1987Mark McNulty ZimbabweWoburn G&CC274 (-14)1 stroke
1986Seve Ballesteros SpainWoburn G&CC275 (-13)2 strokes
1985Lee Trevino United StatesWoburn G&CC278 (-10)3 strokes
Silk Cut Masters
1984No tournament
1983Ian Woosnam WalesSt. Pierre G&CC269 (-15)3 strokes
Dunlop Masters
1982Greg Norman (2) AustraliaSt. Pierre G&CC267 (-17)8 strokes
1981Greg Norman AustraliaWoburn G&CC273 (-15)4 strokes
1980Bernhard Langer West GermanySt. Pierre G&CC270 (-14)5 strokes
1979Graham Marsh AustraliaWoburn G&CC283 (-5)1 stroke
1978Tommy Horton EnglandSt. Pierre G&CC279 (-5)1 stroke
1977Guy Hunt EnglandLindrick GC291 (+7)Playoff
(3rd hole)
1976Baldovino Dassù ItalySt. Pierre G&CC271 (-13)1 stroke
1975Bernard Gallacher (2) ScotlandGanton GC289 (+5)2 strokes
1974Bernard Gallacher ScotlandSt. Pierre G&CC282 (-2)Playoff
1973Tony Jacklin EnglandSt. Pierre G&CC272 (-12)7 strokes
1972Bob Charles New ZealandNorthumberland GC277 (-11)2 strokes
1971Maurice Bembridge EnglandSt. Pierre G&CC273 (-11)2 strokes
1970Brian Huggett WalesRoyal Lytham & St Annes GC293 (+9)5 strokes
1969Cobie Legrange South AfricaLittle Aston GC2813 strokes
1968Peter Thomson (2) AustraliaSunningdale GC2745 strokes
1967Tony Jacklin EnglandRoyal St George's GC2743 strokes
1966Neil Coles EnglandLindrick GC2781 stroke
1965Bernard Hunt (2) EnglandPortmarnock GC2831 stroke
1964Cobie Legrange South AfricaRoyal Brikdale GC2881 stroke
1963Bernard Hunt EnglandLittle Aston GC2824 hole playoff
1962Dai Rees WalesWentworth Club2782 strokes
1961Peter Thomson AustraliaRoyal Porthcawl GC2848 strokes
1960Jimmy Hitchcock EnglandSunningdale GC2752 strokes
1958Harry Weetman (2) EnglandLittle Aston GC2764 strokes
1957Eric Brown ScotlandNotts GC (Hollinwell)2753 strokes
1956Christy O'Connor Snr IrelandPrestwick GC2771 stroke
1955Harry Bradshaw (2) IrelandLittle Aston GC2774 strokes
1954Bobby Locke (2) South AfricaPrince's GC2913 strokes
1953Harry Bradshaw IrelandSunningdale GC2723 strokes
1952Harry Weetman EnglandMere G&CC2814 strokes
1951Max Faulkner EnglandWentworth Club2814 strokes
1950Dai Rees WalesHoylake2814 strokes
1949Charlie Ward EnglandSt Andrews29036 hole playoff
1948Norman Von Nida AustraliaSunningdale GC2722 strokes
1947Arthur Lees EnglandLittle Aston GC28336 hole playoff
1946Jimmy Adams ScotlandStoneham GC286Tie
Bobby Locke South Africa
Liked it? Take a second to support The Original Golf Blogger on Patreon!

1 thought on “British Masters Winners and History”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: