Jon Rahm to make BMW PGA Championship debut

Jon Rahm is the latest star to join the exciting field for the 2019 BMW PGA Championship.

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Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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Jon Rahm is the latest star to join the ever-growing exciting line up for the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren have also confirmed they will be attending the European Tour's flagship event, the first tournament where European players can gain Ryder Cup points for Padraig Harrington's 2020 Whistling Straits team.
 
The BMW PGA Championship will take place from 18-22 September, with a host of top-class players already confirming their attendance, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Francesco Molinari and American superstars, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau and Billy Horschel.
 
Rahm, Stenson and Noren all played vital roles during Team Europe's thrilling vistory over USA in the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National last September and all three players will be looking to get off to the perfect start to the new qualifying campaign.
 

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Rahm, currently ranked No.5 in the world, will be making his BMW PGA Championship debut at Wentworth next month and the Spaniard can't wait to experience all tha Wentworth has to offer.

“I cannot wait to play my first BMW PGA Championship,” said Rahm, who will be targeting a fourth Rolex Series title. “I have heard such great things about the event, the golf course and the crowds.

“I love playing in big atmospheres and I tend to play better when the crowd gets behind me – and of course I seem to play well at Rolex Series events. So hopefully the British fans will support me and I can give them something to cheer about too.”

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Two-time Race to Dubai Champion Stenson, who finished in a share of third in his last BMW PGA Championship appearance in 2017, said: “The BMW PGA Championship has always been one of the biggest events on the European Tour and especially since 2017 when it became a Rolex Series event.

“Now with it being the start of the race for The 2020 Ryder Cup, it is sure to add an extra little bit of excitement for the fans and for us players. I certainly want to be on the plane to Milwaukee next year so hopefully I can get off to a strong start in the points race with a good performance at Wentworth.”

Noren, who has fond memories of Wentworth following his victory at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, said: “It is always one of my favourite tournaments of the year and of course I have some great memories of Wentworth.

“Since the changes to the West Course, it seems to get better and better and I’m looking forward to returning with this new date. After the summer season, I have no doubt the course will be in better condition than ever.”

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