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McIlroy and Lowry to play 2023 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2022 Champion Shane Lowry
BMW PGA Championship 2022 Champion Shane Lowry (Image credit: BMW Group)

It's the flagship event on the DP World Tour and the roster of world class players in attendance is always top notch. This year's tournament will be no different with two of golf's biggest names, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, being the latest to confirm they'll be teeing it up at Wentworth this year.

The two major winners and crowd favourites ensured the finale of the 2022 BMW PGA Championship was an exciting one. Rory McIlroy missed out on forcing a play-off for victory by just a few millimetres on his final putt. His ball refused to drop, so Lowry won the prestigious title by a single stroke.

Speaking recently, Lowry said: “As I said last year, the BMW PGA Championship is a tournament that I love, and it was right at the top of the list of events that I wanted to win. I can’t wait to get back to Wentworth as defending champion. It was a memorable week and I’m looking forward to doing it all again in September.”

However, the 2019 Open winner will have to pull away from a world-class field – first and foremost this includes the current number two in the world, Rory McIlroy. The four-time major winner emerged victorious at the BMW PGA Championship in 2014, and only just missed out on his second title in 2018 and 2022, when he finished second.

BMW PGA Championship 2022 - Rory McIlroy
BMW PGA Championship 2022 - Rory McIlroy (Image credit: BMW Group)

McIlroy is equally looking forward to returning to Wentworth this year: “I always love playing at the BMW PGA Championship, and I’ve had some great results and performances round the West Course in the past. I started 2023 with a win in Dubai, and Wentworth is a place where I would like to add another title.”

The event, with a prize fund of nine million euros, is part of the Rolex Series, which comprises the five most prestigious golf tournaments on the DP World Tour. Enthusiastic spectators, world-class golf, the Pro-Am tournament with a whole host of stars from the worlds of sport, music and entertainment, the diverse Championship Village, as well as live concerts at the weekend all make the BMW PGA Championship a ‘Festival of Golf’ and a unique event for everyone attending.

Tickets for this year's tournament are still available and can be purchased through the DP World Tour website.