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Ryder Cup players return to BMW PGA Championship

in Sport · 03-05-2018 15:40:00 · 0 Comments

Thomas Pieters, Ian Poulter and Andy Sullivan are the latest Ryder Cup players to confirm their participation in this month’s BMW PGA Championship – the first of eight Rolex Series events on the European Tour in 2018.

The trio will be looking for a strong performance at Wentworth Club to enhance their prospects of qualifying automatically for the European Team at Le Golf National this September, with fellow Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett and Chris Wood already confirmed as part of the field, along with defending champion, Alex Noren.
The BMW PGA Championship marks the next stage in the qualification campaign for Paris, with Ryder Cup points earned at European Tour events from the event at Wentworth until ‘Made in Denmark’ multiplied by 1.5 on both the World Points List and the European Point List.
Ryder Cup legend Poulter is keen to return to the Ryder Cup arena having been part of four European victories in five appearances against the United States, including playing a pivotal role in the Miracle of Medinah comeback in 2012.
The 42-year-old is always a firm favourite with the home fans at Wentworth, and he will be looking to build on his good start to the 2018 season, with two top ten finishes already on the European Tour, as well as a return to the winners’ circle on the US PGA Tour with victory in the Houston Open.
“It’s always great to come back home and play in front of the British crowds,” said Poulter. “The BMW PGA Championship is always a great event and the changes they made last year to the West Course worked well, so I’m looking forward to having another chance to play it.

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Edition 1475
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