Luke Donald has a great record at Wentworth. Image courtesy of skysports.com
Two-time defending champion Luke Donald heads a strong field for the BMW PGA Championship starting at Wentworth on Thursday afternoon (AEST), with four players in the top seven of the world golf rankings set to tee off at the event. Donald regained the number one ranking with his victory here twelve months ago to continue his tremendous run of results at the course and can become the first three time winner here if successful again. In addition to his two wins at the BMW PGA Championship, Donald was runner-up in 2010 and also secured top ten finishes in both 2007 and 2008.
World number two Rory McIlroy is starting to regain his best form after making a poor start to the season by his lofty standards, with four consecutive top 25 finishes, while Justin Rose will also be confident of a good showing in Surrey given his strong record at the venue. His runner-up finish behind Donald here last year was the second occasion that he had finished as bridesmaid at Wentworth.
Graeme McDowell proved that he is in good form by adding the World Match Play title to his win at the RCB Heritage on the PGA Tour last month and will want to make up for missing the cut at his past two appearances here, while Brett Rumford appears to be the best of Australia’s four contenders.
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