The EURO Tour debut event on Draft Kings !!!!
EURO Tour Thread – BMW PGA at Wentworth – Surrey, England
Originally known as the British PGA Championship and first staged in 1955, the BMW PGA Championship has been the European Tour’s flagship event since its inception in 1972.
Wentworth (West Course), Surrey, England. Designed by Harry Colt and opened in 1926, the West Course, has undergone a series of alterations in recent years, under the supervision of Ernie Els
Par 72 – 7,302 yards
Stroke Index in 2014 – 72.6
Last Five Winners
2015 – Byeong-Hun An -21
2014 – Rory McIlroy -14
2013 – Matteo Manassero -10 (Playoff)
2012 – Luke Donald -15
2011 – Luke Donald -6 (Playoff) (Par 71)
All the greens were remodelled in 2009/10 and the par 5 finishing hole was radically changed. At the mercy to modern equipment, the old 18th was an almost given birdie and a great eagle chance but now, with a large stream snaking its way in front of the green, it’s a stunning risk/reward finishing hole.
Wentworth is a tight, fairly flat, tree-lined heathland course with tricky-to-read greens that usually run at around 10 on the stimpmeter. It isn’t a popular venue with a number of pros and as a result, the field isn’t anywhere near as strong as it perhaps should be with many of the European stars absent again.