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BMW PGA Championship: From tee-off times to Rory McIlroy's double, everything you need to know about this week's golf at Wentworth

By Ali Gordon

Published 21/05/2015

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland throws his ball to the crowd after holing a birdie putt on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland throws his ball to the crowd after holing a birdie putt on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his 3rd shot on the 18th hole during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy following his victory at the end of day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his approach on the 16th hole during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after hitting from a bunker on the 18th hole during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his approach on the 15th hole during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after hitting from a bunker on the 18th hole during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after putting for birdie on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2014 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

As world number one golfer Rory McIlroy sets out to claim his third win in four events by successfully defending his BMW PGA Championship title, we will bring you all the latest news from Wentworth.

Tee-off times

07:00 Sam HUTSBY Tom LEWIS Jorge CAMPILLO

07:10 Garth MULROY Jordi GARCIA PINTO Niall KEARNEY

07:20 Marco CRESPI Anders HANSEN Jin JEONG

07:30 Felipe AGUILAR Chris WOOD Thomas AIKEN

07:40 Pablo LARRAZÁBAL Gary STAL Peter HANSON

07:50 Darren CLARKE Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ Thongchai JAIDEE

08:00 George COETZEE Kiradech APHIBARNRAT Anirban LAHIRI

08:15 Ernie ELS Victor DUBUISSON Andy SULLIVAN

08:25 Lee WESTWOOD Tommy FLEETWOOD Robert DINWIDDIE

08:35 Jamie DONALDSON Martin KAYMER Rory MCILROY

08:45 Jason BARNES Eddie PEPPERELL Romain WATTEL

08:55 Nicolas COLSAERTS Marcel SIEM Grégory BOURDY

09:05 Jeev Milkha SINGH Paul LAWRIE Robert KARLSSON

09:15 Oliver WILSON Raphaël JACQUELIN Andrew DODT

09:30 Dawie VAN DER WALT Alejandro CAÑIZARES Ignacio GARRIDO

09:40 Simon KHAN Niclas FASTH Y. E. YANG

09:50 Matthew BALDWIN Johan CARLSSON Robert ROCK

10:00 Florian FRITSCH Marcus FRASER Peter UIHLEIN

10:10 S.S.P CHAWRASIA Ian ELLIS Scott DRUMMOND

10:20 Peter LAWRIE Grégory HAVRET Magnus A CARLSSON

10:30 Andrew JOHNSTON Matt FORD Jason LEVERMORE

10:45 Shiv KAPUR Byeong Hun AN Alex BELT

10:55 Jake ROOS Jbe KRUGER Maximilian KIEFFER

11:05 Mark TULLO Craig LEE Richard O'HANLON

11:15 Oliver FARR Benjamin HEBERT Edouard ESPANA

11:25 Scott JAMIESON Wade ORMSBY Thomas PIETERS

11:35 Julien QUESNE Scott HEND Trevor FISHER JNR

11:45 Kristoffer BROBERG Richard BLAND Emiliano GRILLO

12:00 Thorbjørn OLESEN Mikko ILONEN Richie RAMSAY

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 3rd hole during day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the 3rd hole during day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Andy Sullivan of England pulls a club on the 4th hole during day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks down the 3rd hole with Martin Kaymer of Germany during day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Paul Lawrie of Scotland waits on the 4th hole during day 1 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 21, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Former Manchester United footballers Paul Scholes (L) and Phil Neville (R) talk to Niall Horan of One Direction during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan from One Direction during day one of the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey.
Rory McIlroy (right) and Niall Horan from One Direction during day one of the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey.
Vitor Lopes hits an approach during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes during the Pro-Am at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey.
The Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming tees off during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Ernie Els' father Neels Els tees off during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Paul McGinley of Ireland hits an approach during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Ernie Els of South Africa walks across the18th green during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Ex-Footballer Darren Anderton hits an approach shot during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
India Clyburn looks on during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan of One Direction gestures during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
India Clyburn hits an approach during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (L) and Niall Horan look on during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan tees off during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Paul Scholes (L) and Niall Horan look on during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
India Clyburn hits from a bunker during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark gestures during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan of One Direction hits an approach during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan of One Direction hits from a bunker during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Niall Horan of One Direction walks with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (R) during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
Former Scotland Rugby Union player Rory Lawson in action during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 20, 2015 in Virginia Water, England.
England's James Morrison during the Pro-Am at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey.
South Africa's Hennie Otto during the Pro-Am at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey.

12:10 Daniel BROOKS David HORSEY Hao-tong LI

12:20 Alvaro QUIROS Francesco MOLINARI Ross FISHER

12:30 Thomas BJØRN Joost LUITEN Bernd WIESBERGER

12:40 Padraig HARRINGTON Shane LOWRY Branden GRACE

12:50 Brooks KOEPKA Luke DONALD James MORRISON

13:00 Graeme MCDOWELL Justin ROSE Danny WILLETT

13:15 Edoardo MOLINARI Marc WARREN David HOWELL

13:25 Matteo MANASSERO Tyrrell HATTON Alexander LEVY

13:35 Rafa CABRERA-BELLO Oliver FISHER Alex NOREN

13:45 Brett RUMFORD Hennie OTTO Michael HOEY

13:55 Mikael LUNDBERG Morten Ørum MADSEN Fabrizio ZANOTTI

14:05 Graeme STORM Damien MCGRANE Benn BARHAM

14:15 Jérôme LANDO CASANOVA David LIPSKY Darren FICHARDT

14:30 Soren HANSEN Prom MEESAWAT Anthony WALL

14:40 Mark FOSTER Seve BENSON David DIXON

14:50 Chris DOAK Richard FINCH Greig HUTCHEON

15:00 Ricardo GONZALEZ Steve WEBSTER Matthew CORT

15:10 Søren KJELDSEN Richard GREEN Chris GANE

15:20 Matthew NIXON Lee SLATTERY Lucas BJERREGAARD

15:30 Bradley DREDGE Mike LORENZO-VERA David DRYSDALE

15:40 Jason PALMER Moritz LAMPERT Jaco VAN ZYL

 

Where to watch

Sky Sports 4 will be broadcasting live from Wentworth from 10am on Thursday and Friday and 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Location

Wentworth West course hosted the 1953 Ryder Cup and then in 1956 the Canada Cup, the forerunner to today’s World Cup of Golf. Since then, it has hosted the World Matchplay between 1964 and 2007, and the PGA Championship since 1984.

The course record is 62, with the average 72-hole winning score sitting at 276.

 

Schedule

Thursday: Round 1 18 holes start 7am

Friday: Round 2 18 holes start 7am

Saturday: Round 3 18 holes start approximately 8.30am

Sunday: Round 4 18 holes start approximately 8.30am

 

Previous winners

2014: Rory McIlroy (€4,750,000)

2013: Matteo Manassero (€4,750,000)

2012: Luke Donald (€4,513,497)

2011: Luke Donald (€4,464,800)

2010: Simon Khan (€4,553,916)

2009: Paul Casey (€4,553,916)

2008: Migel Angel Jiminez (€4,500,000)

2007: Anders Hansen (€4,382,595)

2006: David Howell (€4,216,750)

2005: Angel Cabrera (€4,006,000)

 

Weather

Thursday May 21: Some cloud, but will remain dry with long sunny spells and light winds.

Friday May 22: Predominantly dry, but with large amounts of cloud. A small chance of heavy showers later in the day.

Saturday May 23: Light winds and sunny spells.

Sunday May 24: Dry and bright start with rain spreading in the afternoon.

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