BMW PGA Championship to open a European Tour’s new “Rolex Series” in 2017.

  • Prize income during a BMW PGA Championship increasing to 7
    million US dollars.
  • The iconic contest is a initial eventuality of a European
    Tour’s new Rolex Series.
  • West Course during a Wentworth Club undergoes endless improvements.


Munich/Dubai. The standing of a BMW PGA Championship (25th to
28th May 2017, Wentworth Club), already one of a many prestigious
tournaments on a European Tour, will be serve extended as of
subsequent season. With a sum esteem purse increasing to 7 million US
dollars, a prestigious contest now forms a opening eventuality of
a new “Rolex Series”: as of 2017, a larger array of world
ranking and Ryder Cup points will be on offer during these seven
prominence events. Digital and radio coverage is also to be
increasing significantly.

“These are sparkling times for a universe of veteran golf and BMW
is gay to be heading a approach in a European Tour’s thrilling
new array for 2017,” pronounced Dr Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of
Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “We are
unapproachable to continue a prolonged and rewarding organisation with a Tour –
both on and off a margin of play – and demeanour brazen to assisting stage
a flagship BMW PGA Championship over Wentworth’s iconic West Course
for a 13th year in succession. As a initial contest of the
new series, and one of a world’s premier sporting events, we can
design to declare golf of a tip level.”

Keith Pelley, CEO of a European Tour, added: “It is totally fitting
that a BMW PGA Championship should be a initial contest of the
new series. It has always been one of a tip competitions and its
standing as a initial Rolex Series eventuality confirms a position among
a heading tournaments on a European Tour. BMW has finished a fantastic
pursuit over a final decade to constantly raise a eventuality and, for
their part, a Wentworth Club has invested severely over a summer
and autumn to urge a course. The West Course will be in fabulous
condition subsequent May and we have each certainty that a first-class
margin that will arrive during Wentworth will be gay with what has occurred.”