Last Updated on August 18, 2019 by Daniel
Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson, and Alex Noren are the most recent players from the triumphant European group at the 2018 Ryder Cup to join the ritzy field for the BMW PGA Championship, the fourth Rolex Series occasion of the 2019 Race to Dubai.
The renowned occasion at Wentworth Club enters another section this year with the date moving from May to September 18-22. Its importance at the business part of the bargain long Race to Dubai is additionally raised as the principal including competition in the race to meet all requirements for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Rahm, Stenson, and Noren assumed significant jobs in Europe’s Ryder Cup triumph at Le Golf National in Paris last September, with each of the three rewards their singles coordinates on an emotional last day.
World no.5 Rahm – who will make his BMW PGA Championship debut at Wentworth Club one month from now – broadly brought down Tiger Woods 2&1 in the Sunday singles on his Ryder Cup presentation to stretch out Europe’s lead to three, while 2016 Open Champion Stenson beat Bubba Watson 5&4 not long after Francesco Molinari had guaranteed the triumphant point.
Noren, in the interim, but the good thing for Thomas Bjørn’s side as he holed a beast putt on the last gap to thrash Bryson DeChambeau 1 and elastic stamp a noteworthy 17.5-10.5 triumph.
“I can’t hold on to play my first BMW PGA Championship,” said Rahm, who will focus on a fourth Rolex Series title. “I have heard such incredible things about the occasion, the fairway, and the groups. I cherish playing in enormous environments and I will in general play better when the group gets behind me – and obviously, I appear to play well at Rolex Series occasions. So ideally the British fans will bolster me and I can give them something to cheer about as well.”
Double cross Race to Dubai champion Stenson, who completed in a portion of third in his last BMW PGA Championship appearance in 2017, stated: “The BMW PGA Championship has consistently been perhaps the greatest occasion on the European Tour and particularly since 2017 when it turned into a Rolex Series occasion. Presently with it being the beginning of the race for the 2020 Ryder Cup, it is certain to include an additional smidgen of fervor for the fans and for us players. I unquestionably need to be on the plane to Milwaukee one year from now, so ideally, I can get off to a solid begin in the focuses race with a decent presentation at Wentworth.”
Noren, who notably won the 2017 BMW PGA Championship with a shocking last cycle 62, which incorporated a bird at the last, stated: “It is constantly one of my preferred competitions of the year and, obviously, I have some extraordinary recollections of Wentworth. Since the progressions toward the West Course, it appears to show signs of improvement and better, and I’m anticipating coming back with this new date. After the mid-year season, I have no uncertainty the course will be in preferred condition over ever.”
Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, and Molinari – who likewise featured in the 2018 Ryder Cup – have effectively affirmed they will play the 2019 BMW PGA Championship, as have their USA partners at Le Golf National Tony Finau and Patrick Reed.
Tickets to see those Ryder Cup stars, alongside American Billy Horschel, fight it out for the BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth are at a bargain now. Fans can likewise purchase tickets to see a top-class line-up of diversion on the Slingsby Show Stage in the BMW Championship town, with Rudimental featuring on Saturday night (Sept 21) and Anne Marie bringing the window ornament down on Sunday, Sept 22.