Ireland’s Shane Lowry won the BMW PGA Championship with a 17-under-par scorecard after 54 holes of play at Wentworth Club.
After a two-day suspension play continued on Saturday which included a two-minute silence across the venue to commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The tournament was cut short to 54-holes and Lowry’s victory was his sixth on the DP World Tour, his second at a Rolex Series event, and his first at the BMW PGA Championship at the 13th attempt.
The Irishman finished one stroke clear of former world number ones Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. Amazingly, Lowry and his caddy Bo Martin did not drop a single shot over the course of the week.
Lowry said: “I’ve waited to win the BMW PGA Championship since 2010. I’ve had a few chances in the past, but I am over the moon to finally get it done.
“I can’t really put it into words how I feel. I said to my coach this morning that I need to allow myself to just play my golf. I am playing some of the best golf of my life right now.”
Tomás Valero Ribes, Chief Financial Officer at BMW Group UK, said: “The 18th BMW PGA Championship has been unlike any before, following the sad loss of Her Majesty the Queen, and we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national and international mourning. The tournament has adapted its programme to pay fitting tribute to her.
“I would like to congratulate Shane Lowry on winning the 2022 BMW PGA Championship. He gave an outstanding performance to beat a world-class field and is a well-deserved champion. A great thank you to all the supporters, volunteers, fans and everyone involved for their contribution to make this tournament a success under these circumstances. Also, a special note to all the generous donations to the inspiring mental health charity, CALM, throughout the event. We are proud to support this cause.”