Tag Archives | Wentworth

Harrington happy as Ryder Cup qualification period is frozen but also extended

THE Ryder Cup qualification period and process has been frozen following today’s announcement that September’s clash between Europe and America has been put back until 2021. Qualifying points already earned in the race to make European captain Padraig Harrington’s team for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will carry forward to next year. Points […]

Read full story Comments are closed

BMW Indoor Invitational to see Westwood and Kaymer tackle top courses online

MARTIN Kaymer and Lee Westwood will go head-to-head from their own homes as the European Tour switches formats for the new BMW Indoor Invitational. The eSport special is a series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology powered by TrackMan that will run over the summer featuring courses including St Andrews, Royal Portrush, […]

Read full story Comments are closed
The Renaissance Club at North Berwick

Scottish Open put back with chance of a British Swing to save European Tour season?

TWO more European Tour tournaments have been cancelled while the Scottish Open – part of the Rolex Series – has been postponed as a result of the continuing threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus. The BMW International Open and the French Open will not take place in 2020 while European Tour staff are […]

Read full story Comments are closed
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

Pelley: High life may be over as European Tour prepares for return after COVID-19

EUROPEAN Tour stars face playing for smaller prize funds as well as the prospect of playing tournaments without spectators later this summer, according to a memo written by its chief executive Keith Pelley. The update sent to players, which was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, warns that some of the “perks” of tour life will […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Knebworth’s Jamie Rutherford spent two weeks working with his coach back home after finishing runner-up to David Langley in the Journey to Jordan No. 1

Ellis eyes first professional win at Bahrain’s Royal Golf Club in MENA Tour return

A CONFIDENT Harry Ellis returns to the MENA Tour seeking his first career win as a professional at the Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open, which starts Monday. The 24-year-old, from Southampton, played five events in the 2019 season and was inside the top-12 in all of them. Those consistent displays over the past few months […]

Read full story Comments are closed
European Tour chief referee John Paramor and Andy McFee

One-stroke penalty after two bad times at same event as Tour beefs up slow-play rules

EUROPEAN Tour players who record two bad times in a tournament – instead of in the same round – will now face an immediate one-stroke penalty, tournament chiefs announced today. The European Tour’s new tougher regulations aimed at tackling slow play come into effect at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The beefed-up four-point plan […]

Read full story Comments are closed
2019 PORTUGAL MASTERS WINNER STEVEN BROWN, FROM WENTWORTH GOLF CLUB

Vilamoura victory changes life of Wentworth academy’s latest winner Steven Brown

SURREY’S Steven Brown overturned a three-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title at the Portugal Masters and secured his playing rights for the 2020 season in the process. The Wentworth member arrived in Portugal needing a top-three finish to secure his card for 2020– and started the final day in the Algarve in […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Francesco Molinari talking to reporters at the 2019 Italian Open

Molinari’s memories of first Italian win as Rose wills Race to Dubai hopes to bloom

FRANCESCO Molinari and the Italian Open return to Olgiata Golf Club for the first time in 17 years this week – and it is safe to say a lot has changed for both player and event since 2002. Italy’s national open is now part of the prestigious Rolex Series, bringing a prize fund of $7million […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Sir Nick Faldo in the meeting room bearing his name at the Euroepan Tour’s Wentworth HQ

European Tour chief Keith Pelley on thinking behind new branding and website

By EUROPEAN TOUR CHIEF EXECUTIVE KEITH PELLEY TODAY marks an exciting new chapter in the history and the modern evolution of the European Tour as we unveil our new brand identity along with our new website and app. More than a decade has elapsed since we last embarked on a brand refresh. It is fair […]

Read full story Comments are closed
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

European Tour chief unveils new brand and website in its mission to drive golf further

THE European Tour has launched a creative new brand strategy, with the aim of broadening the Tour’s appeal to new and existing fans and commercial partners. Calling itself Golf’s global tour its chiefs at Wentworth have unveiled its new identity, which includes a fresh logo alongside a new website and App, all underpinned by the […]

Read full story Comments are closed
2019 BMW PGA Champion Danny Willett

Willett wonder-putt sets up first UK win at Wentworth in BMW PGA and second Rolex

DANNY Willett claimed his second Rolex Series title in successive seasons as the Englishman overcame Jon Rahm in stunning fashion to win the BMW PGA Championship title – his first victory on home soil. The former Masters champion was locked in a tense battle with the determined Spaniard all weekend at Wentworth Club as Rahm […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Danny Willett in the seocnd round of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Rahm ready for head-to-head with Willett at Wentworth to join legend Seve as a winner

JON Rahm and Danny Willett share a two-shot halfway lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. They head a star-studded leaderboard – also featuring local heroes Justin Rose and Paul Casey among others – sets up a thrilling weekend at the Surrey club’s Burma Road. The 2016 Masters Tournament champion Willett delighted the 20,802 […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Matt Wallace hit 65 in the first round of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship

Wallace wows Wentworth crowd as Ryder Cup trio bear down on first round leader

MATT Wallace delighted the Wentworth crowd in the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship, as the 29-year-old carded a flawless seven-under 65 to move into a one-stroke lead. The sun blazed down upon the pristine Wentworth Club as the prestigious championship – ushering in a new era as it moved date from May to […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Rory McIlory playing in practice for the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Rory revved up for run at breaking five-win record as he returns to Wentworth

RORY McIlroy is targeting a second BMW PGA Championship title as he aims to round off a memorable season by matching his career-best total of five victories in a calendar year. The World No. 2 sealed his first victory at Wentworth Club in May 2014, kicking off a sequence that saw him capture his third […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Molinari: Wentworth win against McIlroy sparked Claret Jug joy at Carnoustie

FRANCESCO Molinari is hoping to feed off the energy of the crowds this week as the Italian returns to defend his BMW PGA Championship title at Wentworth Club. The 36-year-old overcame Rory McIlroy down the stretch in nerveless fashion last year. Victory on the West Course kicked off a career-defining run of form which included […]

Read full story Comments are closed
2019 Claret Jug winner Shane Lowry who was awarded honoroary life membership by the European Tour

Open winner Shane Lowry receives European Tour’s life membership award

SHANE Lowry has been awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Open Championship victory in July. The Irishman finished six shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush to lift the Claret Jug in front of packed galleries at the County Antrim venue. It was the perfect result to get […]

Read full story Comments are closed

Sir Rod Stewart raises £278k for Prostate Project with help of some friendly Faces

FACES frontman Sir Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood helped raise £278,000 for the Prostate Project and the Euorpean Tour Foundation during the 2019 BMW PGA Championship Gala Dinner at the weekend. The money was raised from table sales and auction prizes at the star-studded evening, as members of The Faces were reunited […]

Read full story Comments are closed
New Zealand’s Michael Campbell

Campbell tracing golf and family roots on his debut at Craigielaw’s Scottish Seniors

KIWI Michael Campbell has ensured this year’s Scottish Senior Open at Craigielaw Golf Club will be a star-studded affair with the biggest gathering of Major Champions in the event’s 27-year history. Campbell, who captured the 2005 US Open Championship by holding off Tiger Woods at Pinehurst No. 2, will join fellow Major winners Sandy Lyle, […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Rory McIlroy who has confirmed he will play in the 2019 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

McIlroy heads to Wentworth seeking second BMW PGA title in new September slot

RORY McIlroy has confirmed he will join his Ryder Cup teammates Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose in the field for September’s BMW PGA Championship at Surrey’s Wentworth Club. The four-time Major Champion won the prestigious BMW PGA Championship in 2014 and finished runner up to Molinari last year. McIlroy finished two shots behind […]

Read full story Comments are closed
Europe’s 2021 Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington

Harrington cuts Ryder Cup wild cards at Whistling Straits from four to three

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has opted to reduce his number of wild cards from four to three when his team defends the trophy at Whistling Straits in 2020. The European Tour has confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship. That is the […]

Read full story Comments are closed