Golf week schedules and tournaments

In the week of September 5-11, there’s no shortage of great tournaments to watch, but some episodes are taking a break: The Challenge Tour travels to Portugal and will resume on September 15 at the Portugal Open at Royal Óbidos.

The PGA Tour, which ended the 2021-2022 season, will also start again only next week, with the first date for the new season: the Fortinet Championship.

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DP World Tour – BMW PGA Championship This week from 8-11 September, the best European and world champions will have the opportunity to play together on one of the most important dates on the DP World Tour calendar.

The event, which is of interest to golf enthusiasts, is at Wentworth and West Course. Also known as Burma Road, it is probably the most famous golf course in England, and certainly the most watched golf course on television.

It has long hosted World Matchplay (WGC Dell Technologies Match Play), so much so that the course was familiar to all golfers in the ’80s and ’90s. Many golf enthusiasts also remember it for the very special characteristic of having two PAR 5s in the last two holes of the course.

Since 2009, the cycle has undergone several changes at the hands of Ernie Els design firm (in collaboration with European Tour designers). The difficulty of the track increased dramatically and the biggest change, adding a stream in front of the green from the last hole, was the most consistent.

The Rolex series debuted at the Wentworth Club five years ago when Alex Noreen won. He was also followed by Terrell Hutton, John Ram, Danny Willett and Francesco Molinari. In the weeks leading up to the event, there was a lot of talk about the 18 LIV players on the entry list, but the real star on the pitch, especially after the FedExCup win, will be Rory McIlroy.

The current champion on the field to defend his title is Billy Horschel, who became the second American to win the European Tour main event thanks to a thrilling jumper on the 72nd hole. Horschel started with two backhands behind Francesco Laporta, and performed a final lap on 65 strokes, to win by long distance over Keradić Aveparnat and Lori Kanter .

For an $8 million prize pool, we’ll see World No. 3 Rory McIlroy on the field with three of the top ten players in the official world rankings and five of the top twenty players. Experts are ready to bet McIlroy, not only for the success of East Lake a fortnight ago, but also because the Northern Ireland champion has already won in 2014 down this road.

There are those who are willing to bet that his biggest competitor will be No. 6 in the world Jon Ram, who is entering for the second time in the tournament. Horschel also has all the credentials to win the event again. Not only is he a player in the top 20 of the world rankings, but he has shown a real passion for the action and the stadium.

His two trips to Wentworth earned him fourth place and a win, and after winning his seventh PGA Tour title at the June Memorial, he appears to be one of his favourites. On the pitch we will also find Patrick Reed, who has shown in the past that he loves Wentworth.

The 2018 Masters champion played twice in this event and finished in the top five on both occasions. Among the important names, there is also the name of the Englishman Terrell Hutton, with whom he has a love-hate relationship with the BMW Championship, along with the title of US champion.

Unlock Matt Fitzpatrick and his Ryder Cup teammates Victor Hovland, Shane Lowry and Tommy Fleetwood. The race to represent Europe at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club begins this week with points eligible to join the Luke Donald team.

The captain is preparing to play in an event he has won twice. With him on the field are also his deputy, Thomas Bjorn and Eduardo Molinari. The other blues we will see at this event will be Francesco Molinari, Francesco Laporta, Guido Migliozzi, Andrea Pavan and Nino Bertasio.

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