FIVE STARS JOIN THE BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LINE UP.

events28 Apr 2017



Five stars of English golf are the latest additions to a stellar line up for the BMW PGA Championship – the first event in the European Tour’s new Rolex Series – at Wentworth Club from 25-28 May.

Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan will join defending champion Chris Wood as they tackle the revamped West Course in the hope of securing another home victory. Their work will be cut out as a world-class field assembles at the prestigious Surrey venue, with Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose headlining a supreme field at the BMW PGA Championship.

The PGA players walking towards the BMW Viewing Gallery

“It is a big tournament for me, it’s a big deal and I am a BMW ambassador too – they are great for me, great for golf, and great for the European Tour – I am very proud to represent a brand that shares so many similar values, so I would especially love to win this one. Playing in front of home crowds is such a great feeling. I’ve only been late on a Sunday a couple of times and coming down the 18th, seeing that grandstand is something very special. It’s something you don’t really ever forget.” – Tommy Fleetwood.

We recently caught up with Tommy Fleetwood, Colin Montgomerie and Paul McGinley.

Colin Montgomerie.

Colin Montgomerie at the BMW PGA

What is your most memorable moment from any BMW PGA Championship?

Winning my 3rd PGA Championship in a row in the year 2000. I was under a huge amount of pressure to try and win it again, and it’s great when those targets are achieved.

What do you like best about your current BMW?

My current BMW is a M760Li XDrive. I’ve only had this car for a month and I have to say in all honesty it is the best car on the British roads. Image, class, style and how it makes you feel.

What’s your favourite golf course and why?

My favourite area to play golf in the world is the Monterey Peninsula in California. There are also two courses that stand out above everywhere else: Cypress Point and Pebble Beach.

What would you do if you weren’t a golfer?

I would have loved to have worked in the sports industry in a marketing sense or in a sports management agency.

Tommy Fleetwood.

Tommy Fleetwood at Wentworth Golf Club

What is your most memorable moment from any BMW PGA Championship?

The Albatross on Saturday in 2015 – magical moment.

What do you like best about your current BMW?

It’s sporty but practical. Great for my golf clubs and luggage but it’s also a driver’s car too, not just practical but a great drive.

What’s your favourite golf course and why?

My favourite course is St Andrews old course: great memories, history and it never plays the same twice.

What would you do if you weren’t a golfer?

I would have liked to pursue acting. I liked it as school and enjoy the theatre so it’s one of my big interests.

Paul McGinley.

Paul McGinley at Wentworth Golf Club

What is your most memorable moment from any BMW PGA Championship?

I feel it hasn’t happened yet! I am hoping this year with the changes to the course, which I was a part of, will provide that moment!

What is do you like best about your current BMW?

It’s the most comfortable drive I have ever had in a car! Unlike a lot of golfers, I don’t consider myself a lover of speed – comfort is more important to me.

What’s your favourite golf course and why?

My favourite course I have played has to be Augusta for the Masters. It is everything it’s made out to be and more!

What would you do if you weren’t a golfer?

I would be involved in business in some manner or form, the stock market in particular has always attracted my interest.

Find out more about the BMW PGA Championship here.



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