Travis Perkins plc, whose UK headquarters is in Northampton, has extended its sponsorship of the popular event up to 2018, with an increased prize fund for 2015 of £320,000.

This year’s tournament marks Travis Perkins’ eighth consecutive edition as title sponsor, while the leading builders’ merchants also previously sponsored the Wentworth Senior Masters from 2002 to 2005.

Former European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie below won the title last year by a runaway ten shots. And Monty is back again this year bidding for an historic hat trick of titles having also won in 2013.

If he succeeds, he will become only the second player after Carl Mason (English Senior Open 2006) to win a Senior Tour event three times in a row.

Senior Tour managing director Andy Stubbs said: “Travis Perkins’ decision to extend their support for one of our premier tournaments is great news for the European Senior Tour, and we are delighted to continue our association which first began 13 years ago.

"The Travis Perkins Masters is one of our best attended events each year and it is also one of the most popular with our players, who always remark on the magnificent condition of the Duke’s Course at Woburn Golf Club.”

Travis Perkins plc chief executive John Carter added: “We are delighted to extend our association with the tournament. As title sponsor, it has been particularly rewarding to watch this event grow at Woburn over the past seven years and we look forward to another successful Travis Perkins Masters.”

Sponsorship opportunities, including Pro-Am teams, are available for this year’s Travis Perkins Masters. For all enquiries and ticket offers, visit www.europeantour.com.

Business MK, Business2Business and Business Northants have linked up with the organisers of the Travis Perkins Masters and Woburn Golf Club to offer a star prize of a fourball on the magnificent Duke’s Course at Woburn Golf Club, plus lunch.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Who won the Travis Perkins Masters in 2014?

e-mail the answer, with your name and that of your employer and your contact details, with ‘Travis Perkins Masters’ in the subject line, to news@businessmk.co.uk by August 14.

Players must have a golf club handicap and no alcohol is included with the lunch.

The editor’s decision is final. 

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