Five reasons why the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth is the best

The BMW PGA Championship is the crown jewel of the DP World Tour. Here are five reasons why the flagship event at Wentworth is the best.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2023
Five reasons why the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth is the best

Let's face it, as a spectacle in the world of golf the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club sits right up there.  

The Open oozes prestige and history, but fans are often at odds with the temperamental British summertime weather. 

As far as the BMW PGA Championship goes, it is the crown jewel of the DP World Tour - and rightly so.

It is now played in September, meaning the chances of golf being played in glorious weather is far more likely. 

Oh, and the September slot - right before the Ryder Cup - allows for an extremely strong field. 

The West Course underwent a multi-million refurbishment in the summer of 2018. All the greens were reseeded and nine were remodelled. 

They are now among the best in the world - and even the players say so. 

Related: Course guide, Wentworth West

Here are five reasons why the BMW PGA Championship will always be the best DP World Tour event:

1. The Wednesday Pro-Am. The world of sport and showbiz collide for this star-studded event. This year Gareth Bale has confirmed his attendance and will be playing alongside Rory McIlroy

2. The extras. If you're not a fan of golf, the exceptional tented village offers a bit of everything for the family. You can shop, eat and drink and watch the footage from the big screens. You can also take part in fun challenges, such as longest drive and longest putt competitions. 

3. Live music. This year there will be sets from The Wombats, DJ Locksmith and Jax Jones. 

4. Getting a close-up view of the players. Tickets are available to watch the players play in their practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday. While it's also eye-opening to watch the players on the range and immaculate putting greens and chipping areas. 

5. The course. The best anywhere in the world. It is reportedly the first course in England to benefit from sub air technology, allowing the grounds team to control the moisture levels, regardless of the weather. It is immaculate. 

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