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BMW PGA Championship: Dates, course, previous winners, odds & more

The BMW PGA Championship is the flagship event on the DP World Tour and was founded in 1955 by the Professional Golfers' Association.

It is regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the European calendar and has been a Rolex Series event since 2017.

What2023 BMW PGA Championship
WhereWentworth Club, Surrey
WhenThursday 14th - Sunday 17th September
How to watchbet365 Live Golf Tracker & Sky Sports Golf

When is the BMW PGA Championship?

The tournament used to be played in May, coinciding with the weekend of the UK's Spring Bank Holiday, but it was switched to September in 2019 as part of a revamp to the schedule.

The 2023 edition will be held from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th September.

Where is the BMW PGA Championship?

Wentworth Club, which also hosted the event from 1972-74, has been the permanent home of the BMW PGA Championship since 1984.

The course is a par-72 that measures 7,267 yards and has 10 par-fours, four par-threes and four par-fives, of which two come in the final three holes.

There have been several different host courses since the inaugural tournament in 1955, including Maesdu, Ashburnham, Royal Birkdale, Royal St George's and St. Andrews Links.

Who is the reigning BMW PGA champion?

Irishman Shane Lowry, who will be part of Europe's 2023 Ryder Cup team, won the tournament in 2022 after finishing one stroke ahead of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and Spaniard Jon Rahm.

The 2019 Open champion shot a brilliant seven-under-par 65 to finish on -17 and win the event that had been reduced to 54 holes.

Can I watch the BMW PGA Championship?

Yes. The bet365 Live Golf Tracker will keep you informed of everything that is going on, while Sky Sports Golf will have full coverage of all four rounds.

How many times has the BMW PGA Championship taken place?

The BMW PGA Championship has been held 69 times, having first been contested in 1955, pre-European Tour.

Who has won the BMW PGA Championship on the most occasions?

Sir Nick Faldo is the most successful player at the BMW PGA Championship, clinching the first of four victories in 1978 at Royal Birkdale by a massive seven shots.

The Englishman then went on to triumph in 1980 (Royal St George's), 1981 (Ganton) and 1989 (Wentworth Club).

Peter Alliss (1957, 1962, 1965), Bernhard Langer (1987, 1993, 1995) and Colin Montgomerie (1998, 1999, 2000) have all won the event three times.

Tony Jacklin (1972, 1982), Seve Ballesteros (1983, 1991), Ian Woosnam (1988, 1997), Anders Hansen (2002, 2007) and Luke Donald (2011, 2012) all have two victories to their name.

Montgomerie is the only player to triumph three years in a row.

What is the record for best performance at the BMW PGA Championship?

The record for best aggregate score at the BMW PGA Championship was Brian Bamford's 266 in 1961, while An Byeong-hun's -21 in 2015 at Wentworth is the best score to par.

Who is the favourite for the 2023 BMW PGA Championship?

Prices are not yet available for the 2023 edition, but 2014 champion McIlroy is expected to be one of the leading contenders along with two-time runner-up Rahm.

Defending champion Lowry is also expected to be prominent towards the top of the market, as are the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, 2021 champion Billy Horschel, 2020 winner Tyrrell Hatton and Swedish sensation Ludvig Aberg.

Viktor Hovland, Matt Fitzpatrick and Adam Scott are also likely to have their backers heading into the tournament, while the Hojgaard twins, Rasmus and Nicolai, are another two likely to be in the mix.

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