Rory McIlroy will be one of the attractions of the next BMW PGA Championship scheduled for September 8 to 11 in Wentworth (England), incidentally the headquarters of the DP World Tour. The Northern Irishman will return for the first time since 2019 to compete in this Rolex Series with an endowment of $8 million.
Winner in 2014, he had already finished in the top 5 in 2009 (5th) before finishing 2nd in 2018, two points behind the Italian Francesco Molinari. The Briton joins the list of top players who have already confirmed their presence the last winner of the US Open, the Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick, the former world number 1, the Spaniard Jon Rahm, the winner of the 2016 Masters, Danny Willett, or the last two victorious golfers in Surrey, namely the American Billy Horschel (2021) and the English Tyrrell Hatton (2020).
Rory McIlroy remains on a third place acquired at the last The Open at St Andrews after leading by four strokes after 54 holes. Victorious in June of his 21st title on the PGA Tour (RBC Canadian Open), he is undoubtedly one of the men in the form of the moment.
Rory McIlroy, statements
“I can't wait to compete in the BMW PGA Championship again. This is an event that I always love to play. The West Course has often been favorable to me in the past. And the spectators are incredibly stimulating.
I've had a pretty consistent year so far and having the chance to win at Wentworth would be a culmination somewhere…” Present at the start of the year on the first two Rolex Series on the European Tour calendar, McIlroy took 12th place in Abu Dhabi on January 23 before climbing the podium (3rd) the following week at the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic.
Rory uses an interlock grip for all of her shots. He has worked from a young age with various professional golfers including Darren Clarke, Nick Faldo, and Graeme McDowell. The latter often does field tests with Rory on the tour.
Rory was putted by Dave Stockton, a former PGA Tour player who works as a putt master. Initially he had Englishman Andrew “Chubby” Chandler as a teacher, a player on the European Tour who founded International Sports Management (ISM).
McIlroy left ISM in 2011, joining Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management. Michael Bannon has worked with Rory since October 2012.