BMW PGA Championship: FIVE reasons why Wentworth event is the best

Here are five reasons why the BMW PGA Championship is unrivalled 

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Tue, 7 Sep 2021

BMW PGA Championship: FIVE reasons why Wentworth event 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 European Tour - and rightly so.

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. 

Watching the best players tee it up in the setting sun only a stone's throw away from the capital is appealing to any golf fan. 

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

1. The Wednesday Pro-Am. The world of sport and showbiz collide for this star-studded event. This year pop star Niall Horan has confirmed his attendance. Horan previously played alongside Rory McIlroy. Also scheduled to play are Hollywood actor Tom Holland, who plays Spiderman, and former professional footballers Andriy Shevchenko and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler.

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. Feeder, who rose to fame in the late 90s and early noughties, will headline the event on Sunday. They've enjoyed huge commercial success with their hits Just The Way I'm Feeling and Buck Rogers. Clean Bandit will also peform a DJ set. Their hit Rather Be won a Grammy. 

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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