After the successful return of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, last year, we sat down with this years tournament host Luke Donald to get his views on the week ahead at The Grove. The historyI remember going to watch the British Masters at Woburn a few times, and it was great to watch the likes of Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Nick Faldo back in the day, and Seve [Ballesteros] of course. Seve Ballesteros won the British Masters twice at Woburn Obviously, the field was packed with some of the games greatest players, and Im honoured to be hosting a tournament with such a rich history and a world-class list of former champions. It would be great to play my part in returning the British Masters to its former prestige. Theres a big need for more professional tournaments in Britain. They are always so well attended and last years was obviously a huge success. The fieldWith the golf season being so long now, it is more difficult to attract the strongest field possible. But well have an excellent turn-out at The Grove, and well continue to work hard to get the biggest names involved. The Grove is an ideal location and the course is a great test of golf Were a little bit hampered by having the tournament so late in the year, ideally youd want to have it as close to The Open as possible. But its also important to string a run of big tournaments together, so to have the Ryder Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in the two weeks before this years British Masters is fantastic.The venueIm confident The Grove will be a first-rate venue and every bit as good as Woburn was last Autumn. The Grove proved a popular course with the players when the WGC-Amex Championship came here 10 years ago. The Grove will host the British Masters supported by Sky Sports next month Its a great test of golf and the players will really enjoy it, as well as the top-class facilities here. The hotel is world class and its the perfect venue for such a big event.The attendance at Woburn was really encouraging, and Im certain well see the same again this year. Access to The Grove is really easy, the location is ideal, not too far from London, and its also an area close to my roots. I was born just down the road in Hemel Hempstead and I also lived in nearby High Wycombe for a number of years. The tournament hostThis is my first time as a tournament ambassador and Im really excited by the challenge. Ian Poulter was the host last season and Ive spoken to him about exactly what the role entails. Theres obviously a lot of promotion to do, but Im also keen to put in a good performance. Luke Donald is excited to be tournament host this year Luckily, the European Tour are very sensitive to a players needs and they will make sure my workload doesnt get too heavy so I can enjoy the week and, hopefully, play some good golf and give myself a chance to win.The innovationsOne of the best things about the return of the British Masters in 2015 was the innovations brought in by Sky Sports. They did a great job in coming up with new ways to make golf as cool and interesting as possible. The live Sky Sports coverage kicks off on Tuesday Weve certainly learned from that and well look to implement a few of those ideas this week, especially the live Masterclasses, and Im sure Sky will come up with even more new ideas to further enhance the coverage, make the tournament look more fun and attract a younger audience.I really enjoyed doing the putting masterclass at Woburn, and I holed one of my best putts of the year on live TV. It must have been around 100 feet and it took a while to get there, and there was a huge noise when the ball dropped in the cup. That was a fun moment. The highlightsThe feedback from the other players was also encouraging throughout the week. The weather was kind to us, the crowds were great, the course was superb and so was the host. Matt Fitzpatrick claimed his maiden European Tour title at Woburn last season We also saw a wonderful winner in Matt Fitzpatrick, who was the youngest player in the field, and hes continued to play well this season. The whole week was a huge success and Im looking forward to more of the same at The Grove.Watch the British Masters throughout the week live on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf. Live coverage begins with the Hero Challenge on Tuesday from 7.30pm. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! 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