Before getting updates on British Masters, 2020 Live Stream golf today Former U.S. Open Championship winner Michael Campbell rolled back the years to hold a share of the lead during the early stages of the 2020 Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood.
The 51-year-old, who recorded the last of his eight European Tour titles in 2005 shortly after becoming a Major champion at Pinehurst, was three-under for the first ten holes of his opening round at Close House Golf Club.
That put the New Zealander alongside Spain’s Nacho Elvira at the top of the leaderboard, with both players having made four birdies against a single bogey.
Elvira, looking for his first European Tour title, followed a birdie on the second with a bogey at the next but then fired a hat-trick of gains from the fifth and remained three under through eight.
Sweden’s Jens Fahrbring, Scotland’s Calum Hill and England’s Ben Stow were in a share of third on two-under, with tournament host Westwood level par after following an opening birdie with a bogey at the second.
Former Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez and recent Austrian Open winner Marc Warren were among the afternoon starters.
The European Tour and CANAL+ have agreed to a long-term partnership extension, ensuring that CANAL+ remains the exclusive home of European Tour golf in France.
The new agreement extends a relationship that stretches back over 20 years and will see tournaments such as the Rolex Series – the premium category of events on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai – and World Golf Championships broadcast on CANAL+ channels and associated digital platforms.
The majority of live broadcasts will be shown on golf-specific channel Golf+, with select coverage available on wider CANAL+ sports channels.
The agreement also includes coverage of golf’s greatest team contest, The Ryder Cup. This will include select free to air coverage following the success of The 2018 Ryder Cup, when Le Golf National in Paris hosted Europe’s stunning 17.5-10.5 victory over the United States.
Rufus Hack, European Tour Co-Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of European Tour Productions, said: “The European tour has enjoyed an outstanding relationship with CANAL+ for more than 20 years and we are delighted to further extend our partnership.
“CANAL+ are a partner who share our passion and vision to create world class golf content and bring that into the homes of our fans not only in France but across the world.
“We were proud to share the huge success of The 2018 Ryder Cup in their home country with CANAL+ and we look forward to moving forward with them as one of our key broadcast partners. It is a measure of the strength of the European Tour product when such important partners want to extend their agreements with us on a long-term basis.”
Thierry CHELEMAN, CANAL+ Sports Director, said: “CANAL+ is glad to pursue its long-running and successful partnership with European Tour. This partnership, which includes The Ryder Cup and World Golf Championships, once again shows the quality of the CANAL+ golf offering.
“We know how faithful golf fans can be and we are dedicated to giving them the best editorial content, thanks to our talented golf journalists and our famous experts such as Thomas Levet and Jean Van de Velde”.