Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will play in the British Masters at Close House. Rory’s early exit from the FedEx Cup playoffs means that the four-time major winner will be in attendance for one of the European Tour’s star-studded events.
McIlroy will join some of the Tour’s biggest names including tournament host Lee Westwood and Masters Champions Sergio Garcia and Danny Willett. It will be the fourth time that Rory McIlroy has played in the British Masters three times with his last appearance coming in 2008.
McIlroy said: “I'm looking forward to playing my first British Masters for a while. I kind of had it in the back of my mind that if I didn't make the Tour Championship then there was a chance to tee it up at Close House, so I have decided to do that before finishing my season off the next week at the Dunhill Links.
“I'm pleased to be able to support Lee Westwood next week as well. I know what it's like to be a tournament host so I know how much the British Masters means to Lee this year. It looks like he has done a brilliant job along with Sky Sports and Close House in putting the event together and hopefully the crowds will come support us.”
Lee Westwood is thrilled that McIlroy is playing saying that: “It is great news that Rory will be coming to Close House next week for the British Masters. The first time I played with Rory was actually in the British Masters with Darren (Clarke) at the Forest of Arden, so it’s great to have him back playing in the tournament.”