Return of the champion

Surprise 2011 Portugal Masters winner Tom Lewis will return to Vilamoura’s Oceânico Victoria Course this autumn to defend his title.

The 21-year-old Englishman, whose closing round of 65 shot him to prominence, is rated as one of the most exciting golfing prospects on the tour.

This year’s edition of the Portugal Masters will take place from October 11 to 14 and carries a total prize money of €2.25 million.