It’s time for feeding some “golf”. The aristocrats game in my view. The European tour will be hosting its principal event at its very own premise BMW PGA Championship golf. I mean its headquarters. Its located in Wentworth club, in Virginia Water, Surrey, England.
BMW, the German giant will be providing each of the 120 participants with a car in the tournament. By giving them the cars, BMW will basically become the ambassador for safety and health.
The announcement of hosting the game came shortly after the cancellation of the Rolex Series event. BMW provides Europe with the biggest golf event. The prize money will be gathered around an overwhelming amount “Seven Milion Dollars”!!!!
The event was originally known as the British PGA championship. Since after in 1972 the game was renamed and took the form as now it is.
Due to COVID 19 effect, the game will be played inside the closed-door event.
Last year Danny Willet had a score of 20 under par which was the second-lowest score in history. Which lead this Englishman to win. It was against the Spaniard John Rahm.
BMW PGA Championship Course History
Par 72-7284 yards
Stroke index in 2019-72,25
The west course was designed by Harry Colt and was opened in 1926. People often refer to it as “Burma Road”. In recent years WeErnie Els had made some alterations to remake the course and some improvements.
Before the 2017 renewal, Wentworth was a fairly flat, green lines and heathland course. The grasses were tricky to read back then. The field was replaced with pure bentgrass for making sure faster and smooth-rolling.
Wentworth played to 7,284 yards last year but after the change, the European tour website shows overall yardage of about 7,276 yards.
Last Five Winners With Pre Event Exchange Tours
2019- Danny Willet-20 (80.00)
2018-Francesco Molinari-17( 22.00)
2017- Alex Noren -11 (22.00)
2016-Chris Wood-9 (70.00)
Brief Highlights On Players Summary
Last year we have seen Danny willet playing some of the nice driving. He had ranked 15th for driving distance and 16th for driving accuracy. But unfortunately, there is no special preference for that even if you do it all without being the winner.
Alex Noren won three years ago when he only ranked 26th in Green n regulation. Again in the case for Rory McIlroy, he ranked 23rd despite winning the game six years ago.
As for Willet, he had ranked eighth for scrambling. However, the best three scramblers grabbed the top 7 positions. Two years ago Molinari won here with the best scrambler position. But in the case of the other years, this stat has not much that value neither has putting average.
So you really can gamble on who will be the winner.
Charity Work By BMW PGA Championship
With the mindset of “Giving Back,” the BMW PGA championship is supporting various special events. This also goes for the traditional BMW hole in one award, for which the pros will not receive any car.
Instead, the money will go to the Alzheimer’s society. And the amount is 63,000 pounds.
Moreover, in order to promote distancing and hygiene, BMW will feature itself on the European tour.