Aug 30th, 2017
Lee Westwood's putting challenge at St Jame's Park
As build up to British Masters
Lee Westwood, host of the 2017 British Masters, stepped on to the hallowed turf of St James’ Park this weekend to take part in a putting challenge. Magpies’ legend Andy Cole joined Westwood as they put their short game to the test in front of 52,000 Newcastle United fans at half time in their Premier League match against West Ham United. The pair took it in turns to putt down the 20 metre long surface in front of the dugout, which had been designed and installed for the European Tour by Provision Events, the sponsorship activation specialists.
Taking up the challenge on the British Masters branded surface, Westwood and Cole holed ten putts between them winning lucky crowd members 10 pairs of free tickets to the event at the North East’s Close House at the end of September.
Speaking with Europeantour.com after the event Westwood commented, “We got a great reception from the fans and thankfully we managed to win a few tickets for them as the hole looked pretty far away when were out there on the pitch! The north east region has really been getting behind the British Masters and hopefully some of the Newcastle fans will come along and support us next month at Close House.”