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May 21, 2014

Poulter may miss Wentworth after overdoing gym work

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Europe’s Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter may be forced to pull out of the BMW PGA Championship after injuring his back in the gym.

“I’m struggling a bit,” the Englishman told reporters on the eve of the tournament. “It is 2.40 on Wednesday and I’m hitting some shots, the first real shots I’ve hit since last Thursday.

May 21, 2014

Golf–Poulter may miss Wentworth after overdoing gym work

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 21 (Reuters) – Europe’s Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter may be forced to pull out of the BMW PGA Championship after injuring his back in the gym.

“I’m struggling a bit,” the Englishman told reporters on the eve of the tournament. “It is 2.40 on Wednesday and I’m hitting some shots, the first real shots I’ve hit since last Thursday.

May 21, 2014

Golf – A week at Wentworth? The big guns either love it or hate it

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Wentworth is a course that polarises opinion among golf’s elite players – some like it, others hate it – and the views of Henrik Stenson and Luke Donald provide a perfect summary of the situation.

World number three Stenson returns to the BMW PGA Championship this week for the first time in four years and it is clear why he has been avoiding the European Tour’s flagship event.

May 21, 2014

A week at Wentworth? The big guns either love it or hate it

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Wentworth is a course that polarises opinion among golf’s elite players – some like it, others hate it – and the views of Henrik Stenson and Luke Donald provide a perfect summary of the situation.

World number three Stenson returns to the BMW PGA Championship this week for the first time in four years and it is clear why he has been avoiding the European Tour’s flagship event.

May 21, 2014

Golf-Jimenez is my inspiration to improve – Olazabal

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 21 (Reuters) – Jose Maria Olazabal still dreams of regaining the form that secured two major titles in the 1990s and is using the stunning golf being produced by fellow Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez as his inspiration.

The 50-year-old Jimenez is the European Tour’s oldest champion, having lifted the Spanish Open title on Sunday, and Olazabal believes he too is capable of mixing it with the young guns at the age of 48.

May 21, 2014

Distraught McIlroy calls off Wozniacki wedding

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – A glum-looking Rory McIlroy admitted it would be tough to focus on golf at this week’s BMW PGA Championship after calling off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday.

Just days after sending out invitations to their planned wedding, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman said he was not ready for marriage.

May 21, 2014

Distraught McIlroy announces Wozniacki split

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Golfer Rory McIlroy called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, saying just days after sending out wedding invitations that he was not ready for marriage.

“There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people,” the twice major winner said in a statement on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

May 20, 2014

Swede Blixt ready to navigate uncharted Wentworth waters

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Jonas Blixt is one of golf’s hottest players, having finished in the top four in the last two majors, but the Swede will take a step into the unknown when he makes his BMW PGA Championship debut this week.

The Florida-based professional spends most of his time in the United States and is relishing the prospect of taking on the cream of Europe’s golfers on Wentworth’s iconic West Course on the outskirts of London.

May 20, 2014

Golf-Ryder Cup may come too early for Golden Boy Manassero

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 20 (Reuters) – Matteo Manassero feels it may be a little premature to talk of the Italian golden boy as a likely Ryder Cup debutant at Gleneagles in September.

Manassero, who became the youngest winner on the European Tour when he lifted the 2010 Castello Masters title in Spain at the age of 17, recorded the biggest victory of his career in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth 12 months ago.

May 20, 2014

Kaymer says he’s better now than when he was world No. 1

VIRGINIA WATER England (Reuters) – Martin Kaymer’s victory in golf’s so-called fifth major this month has not made him a “king or anything” but it reinforced the belief he is a better player than when he was world number one three years ago.

The German goes into this week’s PGA Championship at Wentworth as one of the title favorites following his win at the Players Championship in Florida and it is not something that fazes him.

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