ISM Press Release, March 17, 2003
Three of golf's biggest names have joined the growing galaxy of stars set to play in the first Daily Telegraph and Damovo backed British Masters at the Marriott Forest of Arden in June.
The new title sponsors are delighted that former European No.1 Lee Westwood, defending champion Justin Rose and Ryder Cup hero Thomas Bjorn will join many more of the world's elite golfers in the Midlands.
"Lee is back on track, Justin has enormous potential and Thomas is a natural born winner," said Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, managing director of tournament promoters International Sports Management. "We are thrilled that they will be at the Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters for what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the season.
"It has always been our intention to attract as many big names as possible and they do not come much bigger than those three together with Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley, who will also be there," added Chandler.
"I am really looking forward to playing The Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters at the Marriott Forest of Arden where I hope to fine tune my game ahead of the US Open," said Bjorn.
"Hopefully I will have returned to the winner's enclosure before then, but if I haven't then what better event and venue to do it in. I am really looking forward to being there," added Westwood.
The quintet are expected to be joined by more Ryder Cup heroes and will have plenty of high-class competition for the £250,000 (E392,000) first prize on offer between June 5-8.
*For further information contact Andrew Chandler at ISM (01565 832100) or ISM Media Consultant Martin Hardy (077477 68118).
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