For the 2017 British Masters, Lee Westwood has been announced as its tournament host.

The Englishman is to be supported once more by Sky Sports. Choosing a venue for the event which holds from September 28-October 1, the Ryder Cup star made a choice of Close House.

The Close House which is located in Newcastle is a place where the golfer has been attaches since 2011 as a touring professional. It would be the first time a European tournament is holding at the House.

He succeeds Luke Donald in the hosting role. This is following the success of the last’s week event held at The Grove. This in essence means that for the second consecutive year, a former world No 1 would be the host of the event.

Speaking about his new host role, Westwood made it known that it was something of delight for him to act in that capacity.

“I’m delighted to announce that I will be taking over as host of the British Masters from Luke next year. I’m well connected with Close House, and I’m sure it will be a fantastic test of golf for the players coming up to the North East.”

He also stated that it was important that the event was moved around the country a bit to enable as much people as possible see it.

Speaking about his choice of venue, the Ryder Cup star held that although the Close House wasn’t the longest golf course, it remains a tricky one in several places and undulating as well. He also made mention of the presence of a bit of water and the wind which could affect gameplay either positively or negatively.

However,he hopes that the golf course can be tweaked a little by putting in a few bunkers and taking some out while also putting down a few tees.