Betfred British Masters 2021 at The Belfry: 12-15 May, Final
Richard Bland - British Masters Champion 2021
From the European Tour News Report:
Richard Bland claimed his first European Tour title at the 478th attempt as he beat Guido Migliozzi in a play-off to seal an emotional win at the 2021 Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett.
The 48-year-old arrived at The Belfry third on the list of players with most appearances without a win and revealed he already had one eye on the seniors game but after making just one bogey in 72 holes, he showed he could still mix it with players many years his junior.
And after carding a closing 66 with a birdie on the last to get to 13 under, the home favourite parred the first extra hole as Italian Migliozzi, who was just 18 months old when Bland made his European Tour debut, three putted. Read more
From BBC Sport:
England's Richard Bland won his first tournament on the European Tour at the 478th attempt with victory in the British Masters at The Belfry.
The 48-year-old took the first hole of a sudden-death play-off against Guido Migliozzi to earn the win. Bland and Italian Migliozzi had finished on 13 under after respective final rounds of 66 and 68.
"My game had been trending in the right way and I'd worked really hard this year," said an emotional Bland. "I just drove the ball so well this week. I've gone back to my old driver."
Bland, who turned professional in 1996, holed a 28-foot putt on the 18th to finish off a six-under bogey-free fourth round of 66. Read more