Sir Nick Faldo lands new job with DP World Tour: "It's a real honour"

Sir Nick Faldo will serve as the new host of the Betfred British Masters at The Belfry on the DP World Tour through to 2027.

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Mon, 16 Jan 2023
Sir Nick Faldo lands new job with DP World Tour: "It's a real honour"

Sir Nick Faldo may not be returning to the commentary booth but the decorated golfer has a new job. 

This year Faldo, 65, will be the host of the Betfred British Masters on the DP World Tour

Faldo - who was reduced to tears during his final CBS broadcast in August at the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour - will have the gig as tournament host through to 2026. 

The British Masters is currently staged at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

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Faldo has a storied relationship with the track having participated in three of four Ryder Cups that were held there in 1985, 1989 and 1993. 

He triumphed at the British Masters when it was held at Woburn in 1989, a year after he came second to Sandy Lyle. 

Six-time major champion Faldo said: 

"It's a real honour to be given the opportunity to host the Betfred British Masters, particularly at a venue as iconic as The Belfry. It's a place that is synonymous with British and European golf, and we’ve been treated to some incredible moments there over the years." 

The reigning champion of the is Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen

Olesen put off-course controversy behind him by finishing eagle-birdie to claim the title last May.

The 2023 British Masters will be played over  June 29 – July 2 at the Brabazon Course. 

Faldo's farm life...

Faldo retired from the commentary booth after 16 years with CBS. 

He now lives on a farm in Montana with his wife Lindsay, frequently posting video updates of his new life. 

Faldo told the Times: "We thought we'd get some mini cows but ended up with a dog that licks the dishwasher." 

He said he has plans to add some alpacas and llamas as he revealed a bear has already scaled the fence. 

"It's a slightly different world but it's taken me back to being a kid. It's a full circle," he added. 

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