Danny Willett wants to “get his own back” in the next Ryder Cup after enduring a miserable debut in Europe’s emphatic 2016 defeat.
BMW PGA Championship
Sixteen months after finding the BMW PGA Championship a doubly painful experience, Danny Willett claimed a share of the halfway lead with Spain’s Jon Rahm at Wentworth.
Rory McIlroy believes he is fully capable of achieving his target of two wins from his next five events to equal his career-best season.
Open champion Shane Lowry believes he will need to secure a third victory of the season to achieve his goal of winning the Race to Dubai.
Bradley Neil at least put a gloss on a tough weekend by finally getting the two birdies everyone thinks they should get off Wentworth’s final two holes, but it only added up to a second 74 and four shots gone over the last two rounds in his BMW PGA Championship debut.
Francesco Molinari always seemed destined to win one day at Wentworth, and the London-based Italian chose yesterday by holding a listless Rory McIlroy and the field at arms’ length to win the BMW PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy retained the lead after the third round at the BMW PGA Championship, but that’s only a tiny part of the story with more than a few misadventures along the way on a crazy day at Wentworth.
Stephen Gallacher is back for the weekend at Wentworth after two days that could hardly have been more different.
It’s not over, believes Rory McIlroy, and no-one in the rest of the field cares that it’s him atop the leaderboard after two rounds at the BMW PGA Championship with a commanding three-shot lead while not playing quite as well as he might.
Richie Ramsay’s best finish at Wentworth in the BMW PGA Championship is just a tie for ninth in 2013, but his enthusiasm for the West Course – the remodelled version – is unbounded.