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GALLERY: Ex Villa boss Dean Smith takes in action at British Masters

Former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith was among the spectators at day one of the British Masters at the Belfry on Thursday morning.

Norwich City manager Dean Smith during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
Norwich City manager Dean Smith during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..

The annual European Tour event, hosted by former Masters champion Danny Willett got underway on Thursday morning.

Thousands of golf fans flocked to the former Ryder Cup course - and among them was ex Villa boss Smith.

Sporting a cap and dark glasses, Smith was seen chatting with spectators and taking in the action on day one.

Check out some of the pictures of the action:

Norwich City manager Dean Smith during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
Norwich City manager Dean Smith (left) during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
General view of play on the 12th green during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
Sweden's Niklas Lemke on the 7th during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen on the 5th during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
Spain's Adri Arnaus on the 12th during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..
England's Lee Westwood on the 14th during day one of Betfred British Masters at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield. Picture date: Thursday May 5, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story GOLF British. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. ..RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder..

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