BMW PGA Championship.

"The Players’ Flagship".

Each year, one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world takes place at the headquarters of the European Tour – the venerable Wentworth Club on the outskirts of London: the BMW PGA Championship. After the Open Championship, the “Players' Flagship” is the most prestigious golf tournament in Europe and boasts one of the European Tour’s largest prize purses. The golfing elite assemble to take on the iconic West Course, cheered on by countless golf fans. The tournament epitomises tradition, glory and honour like no other tournament, and was first held in 1955. BMW has been both partner and title sponsor of the event since 2005.

The 2015 winner: Byeong-Hun An

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A new star is born: South Korea’s Byeong-Hun An produced one of the finest performances in the history of the European Tour’s flagship event as he cruised to victory at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship. An, a 23-year-old European Tour rookie, had a bogey-free final round of 65 – made up of five birdies, an eagle and 12 pars – for a record-breaking 21-under-par total of 267 and an emphatic victory by six strokes over Miguel Angel Jimenez (67), of Spain, and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee (69). It beat the previous best score around the iconic West Course by two strokes and was a masterclass in the art of controlled golf.

STARS & EVENTS

The BMW PGA Championship is a highlight on the sporting calendar, to which British golf fans flock in their thousands. The special atmosphere at the Wentworth Club and an enthralling side programme make the "Players’ Flagship" a social event that attracts many big-name celebrities.

2014 Jubilee celebrations in the Hyde Park

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Justin Rose, Matteo Manassero and Paul McGinley got the BMW PGA Championship’s diamond jubilee celebrations off to a flying start when they took part in a competition called "It’s Tee Time – Nearest the Pin Challenge" on a specially designed three-hole course in London’s most iconic of Royal parks, Hyde Park.

The same morning, a course has been set for the future: BMW and the European Tour met in London to announce they would be extending their successful partnership by a further four years, taking it through to 2018. Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, and George O’Grady, Chief Executive of the European Tour, underlined the continuation of their cooperation with a symbolic handshake.

Video: Golf, glitz and glamour on the West Course

Each year, the Pro-Am tournament ahead of the BMW PGA Championship attractes some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment - and raises money for the tournament’s Official Charity.




The Championship Village

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World class on the fairways and greens – that has been the key to the success of the BMW PGA Championship for over 60 years. However, there is much more to the event than just top-rate golf. Located below the magnificent clubhouse is the Championship Village. Anyone wishing to take a break from the excitement out on the West Course, or simply wanting to recharge their batteries, will find everything their heart desires in the Championship Village. The BMW PGA Championship “Theatre of Food” offers culinary delights for every taste, while visitors can stay up-to-date with the latest action courtesy of the large scoreboard and video wall. Numerous activities to join in with and exclusive shops make a trip to the tournament a refreshing getaway.