The clap of thunder and rattle of the rain around the Surrey/Berkshire border in the early hours of yesterday morning woke up all but the heaviest sleepers, and you could imagine Rory McIlroy rubbing his hands with anticipation.
BMW PGA Championship
Bradley Neil announced himself to BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with something of a fanfare, but it “quietened down a bit for me” after that, he admitted.
Unshackled, unwired and unleashed on Wentworth’s West Course is what Rory McIlroy wants to be as he returns to try and recapture both the BMW PGA Championship and the “freewheeling” style that led to best summer of his life.
Paul O’Hara is instantly identifiable on the Wentworth driving range, but only because he’s the only player not wearing a cap. The swing does not look out of place one bit.
Scottish authorities are seeking a guarantee from the European Tour that there will be no “disaster” of a clash between the BMW PGA Championship and the Solheim Cup when it is staged at Gleneagles in 2019.
The BMW PGA Championship at least looks in rude health.
After a week of perfect weather, it had to be the good old British rain that did it.
Scott Jamieson duly trotted out the obvious positive about his week at Wentworth – but you could tell his heart wasn’t quite in it.
Scott Jamieson’s dreams of a BMW PGA Championship title came apart in the space of four holes of his third round at Wentworth with five strokes lost to knock him out of the lead.
Scott Jamieson faced down his first crisis at Wentworth and came flying out the other side, but he know he’s got more coming if he’s to win the BMW PGA Championship.