Olympic champion Rose, Open leader Stenson, mixed major
champion Kaymer other stars get a Rolex Series underway during the
BMW PGA Championship (23rd to 28th May).
Title defender Chris Wood sings a praises of a Wentworth
Club’s revamped West Course.
- The prestigious contest has a esteem account of 7 million US dollars.
- BMW i8 is a special esteem in a BMW Albatross Challenge.
This week, a golfing chosen accumulate for a initial prominence of
a deteriorate in Europe. The European Tour stars accommodate during a BMW PGA
Championship (23rd – 28th May 2017, Wentworth
Club, London) for a initial contest in a new Rolex Series. The
iconic West Course, that underwent endless changes final year, on
a greens in particular, will horde a tournament.
The BMW PGA Championship on a European Tour is a many significant
European golf eventuality after a Open Championship, and has a esteem fund
of 7 million US dollars as of this season. The world-class margin is
led by Open champion Henrik Stenson (SWE), Olympic bullion medallist
Justin Rose (ENG), “Mr. Ryder Cup” Ian Poulter (ENG) and Major
champions Martin Kaymer (GER) and Danny Willett (ENG).
Defending champion is Englishman Chris Wood, who is full of praise
for a redesigned West Course. The 29-year-old is tender by the
peculiarity of a 18 greens in particular, that have been nude of
their aged turf, reseeded and partially redesigned.
“My initial sense was walking on to a initial green, looking down
and thinking, ‘Am we on a right golf course?’,” pronounced Wood. “It’s
night and day compared to final year. The greens are fantastic. Every
putt we strike is so true. Anyone who is a good dabble will suffer playing.”
For his part, Wood is focusing on a successful counterclaim of a title.
“It’s a premier eventuality for us, a large eventuality on a European Tour,”
he said. “I consider for a European, outward of a vital championships,
it’s a one to win. A few weeks after we won Justin Rose pronounced to me,
‘That’s one off a bucket list’. For a Major leader like Justin it’s
a contest that’s high adult on his priorities.”
Among a other changes to a course, 29 bunkers were removed, and
a others were redesigned. “Many were low and severe, though are much
reduction penal now,” Wood explained. “This will concede players to be more
assertive as we’ll be means to strech some greens from fairway bunkers.
This should make a foe even some-more exciting. If we was a
spectator, I’d wish to see birdies and eagles. we consider this year is
going to be fun.”
BMW has combined an combined inducement for fantastic shots on a 18th
hole (par 5) this year: If a actor creates an albatross (holing on the
second shot), he will be rewarded with a BMW i8. Furthermore, the
initial ace on a 14th fairway (par 3) will be rewarded with a BMW M4.