Aug 18th, 2017
Alex Noren confirms for British Masters
'The Dude' to defend his 2016 title
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World Number Eleven Alex Noren AKA 'The Dude' has confirmed that he will be defending his 2016 British Master next month, as he aims for a second victory on British soil this season.
The 35–year–old Swede claimed a two–shot victory at The Grove in 2016 to add to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title he won earlier that season.
In November, Norén won his fourth title of 2016 at the Nedbank, capturing $1,166,660, the largest in his career so far. He began the final day six shots behind Wang Jeung-hun but finished six strokes ahead after a record round of 63 (−9).
Noren won the 2017 BMW PGA Championship in May with a stunning final round 62 at Wentworth, so there clearly plenty more of where that came from.
He will be hoping for further success on British soil when he joins tournament host Lee Westwood, the former World Number One, in the field for the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which takes place at Close House, in Northumberland, from September 28-October 1.
Noren said: “I’m really looking forward to defending my British Masters title at Close House next month. I’ve always enjoyed playing in Britain, and in front of the British fans. I won the Scottish Open as well as the British Masters last year and then won at Wentworth earlier this year, so I’ve had some success in Britain and it would be nice to play well again.
“It should be a good field again with Sergio playing and Lee hosting, so it should be a great week.”
We will be there for sure. It should be a great event, and a tasty finish to the season.
NB: We call him The Dude because, well, he's the dude...