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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Matteo Manassero tees off in the final round of the 2013 BMW PGA Championship  (Getty Images)
Matteo Manassero tees off in the final round of the 2013 BMW PGA Championship (Getty Images)

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Ahead of the 60th

 anniversary edition of the BMW PGA Championship it has been announced that HSBC will be the Official Bank for The European Tour’s flagship event to be held at Wentworth Club from May 22-25.

It will mark a return to the esteemed venue’s West Course for HSBC, which sponsored the long running World Match Play Championship for five years from 2003, and is in addition to their support of the first event of the Desert Swing, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, won this year by Pablo Larrazábal.

As a long standing sponsor within the game, HSBC will also continue to be involved as a proud patron of the 143rd Open Championship this July, as well as being the title sponsor of the year’s final World Golf Championships event, the WGC-HSBC Champions.

Giles Morgan, HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, said: “At HSBC, we are extremely proud to be involved in a number of fantastic international sports events around the world. The BMW PGA Championship is no different and it is a great opportunity for the bank to return to Wentworth.

“Our aim is to create a positive legacy through each of our sponsorships and the BMW PGA Championship will be an excellent platform for us to showcase our investment in elite and grassroots level sports around the world.”

With players including the 2013 Race to Dubai Number One Henrik Stenson, Major Champions Ernie Els and Justin Rose, as well as Ryder Cup stars Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood already confirmed to tee it up at Wentworth next month, it is sure to be a Championship worthy of its 60th anniversary.

Jamie Birkmyre, Championship Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome HSBC to the BMW PGA Championship family of sponsors and look forward to working together with them to mark the event’s 60th year. HSBC have been a great supporter of The European Tour over the years and are a tremendous brand fit for our flagship event.

“With some of the game's greatest players on show, everyone who comes down to Wentworth Club this May is sure to have a great time, especially with the addition of HSBC’s Road Hole Bunker Challenge as part of the interactive offering in the biggest and best Spectator Village we have had.”

Tickets for the BMW PGA Championship are still available, with advanced prices valid until May 19 at tickets.europeantour.com or on 0800 023 2557.

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