Today marks the start of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. With Britain experiencing a sudden heat wave, a newly revamped West Course and an impressive field featuring some of the world’s top golfers, this is one tournament you’re going to want to watch this weekend!
After England’s Chris Wood won his third European Tour title here last year, work immediately began to overhaul the entire West Course at Wentworth. With feedback from tour pros including former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn, every green was stripped back and reseeded to improve the appearance and pureness of the putting surfaces. Every bunker was redesigned and reconstructed to bring the course back to its original vision whilst also making it suitable for the modern game. The results have already been praised by many but it will be interesting to see what the pros think after 72 holes.
Another reason to watch this weekend is the awesome list of golfers showing up for the inaugural Rolex Series Event. World number two Rory McIlroy
might have been forced to withdraw with a rib injury but that hasn’t spoiled the impressive field. With a prize fund of $7 million up for grabs the BMW PGA Championship promises to showcase some serious competition. Former world number ones Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els and Martin Kaymer are joined by current Open Champion Henrik Stenson and the 2016 Masters Champion, Danny Willett
among a list of other notable players. The action is already heating up in Virginia Water and it’s only Round One!