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 2014 winner: Rory McIlroy

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Shortly before he uttered these words, Rory McIlroy had brought to an end a barren run that stretched back a surprising 18 months without a tournament win. It followed a spectacular fightback in the final round of the 2014 BMW PGA Championship, at the end of which he was crowned champion. Inspired by this success, McIlroy soon returned to the number one spot in the world rankings and added majors number three and four. There can be no doubt that victory at Wentworth was the sporting rebirth of the man currently the top golfer in the world.


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.

Tee-Time 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
Video: Golf, glitz and glamour on the West Course
The Pro-Am tournament ahead of the BMW PGA Championship once again attracted some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment. In 2014 the players donated their Pro-Am appearance fees to the tournament’s Official Charity 'Challengers', which helps disabled children and young people, received over £ 30,000 from the Pro-Am.

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.