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May 24, 2015

Golf-Rookie An lands runaway win for Korea at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (Reuters) – South Korean An Byeong Hun became only the third European Tour rookie to win the BMW PGA Championship in the 60-year history of the event when he roared to a spectacular six-shot victory on Sunday.

The 23-year-old went into the final round in a tie for the lead with Italian Francesco Molinari and pieced together a nerveless seven-under-par 65 to finish with a 21-under total of 267 on a grey but humid day at Wentworth.

May 24, 2015

Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Two years ago Ignacio Garrido feared his career might be over so it is hardly surprising he has worn an almost permanent grin throughout this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Spaniard won the European Tour’s flagship event in 2003 but 10 years later was told he had glandular fever.

May 24, 2015

Golf-Garrido happy with comeback after fearing the end

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (Reuters) – Two years ago Ignacio Garrido feared his career might be over so it is hardly surprising he has worn an almost permanent grin throughout this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Spaniard won the European Tour’s flagship event in 2003 but 10 years later was told he had glandular fever.

May 24, 2015

Captain Darren Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke gave himself a timely lift ahead of next week’s Irish Open by shooting a six-under 66 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

The 46-year-old Northern Irishman fired five birdies in the opening 12 holes at the tour’s flagship event before dropping his first shot of the day at the short 14th.

May 24, 2015

Golf-Captain Clarke back on song ahead of Irish Open

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 24 (Reuters) – Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke gave himself a timely lift ahead of next week’s Irish Open by shooting a six-under 66 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

The 46-year-old Northern Irishman fired five birdies in the opening 12 holes at the tour’s flagship event before dropping his first shot of the day at the short 14th.

May 23, 2015

Another cigar for Jimenez after record 10th ace

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Record-breaking Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez reached another new landmark when he struck the 10th hole-in-one of his career in the BMW PGA Championship third round on Saturday.

The ace, his third of the season and second in nine days after he also registered a hole-in-one at last week’s Spanish Open, meant he overhauled Briton Colin Montgomerie’s tally of nine to claim the European Tour record outright.

May 23, 2015

Molinari and An lead as Jimenez and Fleetwood sparkle

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Francesco Molinari and An Byeong Hun shared the lead after the BMW PGA Championship third round but the hair-raising golf was supplied by Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tommy Fleetwood on Saturday.

Pony-tailed Spaniard Jimenez registered the 10th hole-in-one of his career, a European Tour record, and shaggy-haired Englishman Fleetwood notched the third albatross in the 60-year history of the tournament.

May 23, 2015

Molinari and An lead but Jimenez and Fleetwood steal glory

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Francesco Molinari and An Byeong Hun shared the lead at the BMW PGA Championship but it was Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tommy Fleetwood who produced the real third-round fireworks on Saturday.

Pony-tailed Spaniard Jimenez registered the 10th hole-in-one of his career, a European Tour record, while shaggy-haired Englishman Fleetwood notched the third albatross in the history of the tournament.

May 23, 2015

Manassero refusing to panic over rankings slide

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Matteo Manassero has endured a frustrating time since winning the BMW PGA Championship two years ago but is refusing to panic because he believes he is performing well enough to turn the corner.

The Italian burst on to the scene in 2010 by landing the Castello Masters title in Spain, becoming the youngest European Tour champion in history at the age of 17 years and 188 days.

May 22, 2015

Molinari keeps motoring but it’s misery for McIlroy

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) – Francesco Molinari recovered from a shaky start to maintain his lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday while title holder Rory McIlroy missed the cut for only the third time in 45 events.

McIlroy’s back-nine 42 was riddled with errors and a miserable three-putt effort from 20 feet at the last hole meant he plunged to a six-over 78 and a five-over tally of 149.

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