Justin Rose has hit out at reports the British Masters will not return on the European Tour schedule in 2019. Eddie Pepperell secured the title last Sunday in an intriguing competition at Walton Heath, with Rose having been selected to host this year’s tournament.
However, with Sky Sports ending their sponsorship, it’s looking unlikely the British Masters will be making a return next year.
Rose is not happy at the idea of scraping the event, claiming there are others that should be pulled instead, claiming the British Masters deserves its spot on the schedule.
“Dare I say it, there are so many events on the European Tour that shouldn’t be there, and these events with history are the ones that should be there,” said Rose to the Mail on Sunday.
“I wonder if we should be focusing on condensing things slightly, and stressing quality over quantity.
“It’s such a shame when we lose events like this one, and we’ve seen it far too often with the loss of other traditional events like the European Open.
“These are the ones where the fans really come out in force in the UK and support them and they create the type of atmosphere which makes it such a pleasure for the players to compete.”