• Since 1955 the Championship has seen 45 different winners, from 12 different countries.

• Should Matteo Manassero win for the second consecutive season, he would become the youngest player to successfully defend a title, aged 21 years and 36 days. This would beat the previous record of Seve Ballesteros, aged 21 years and 152 days, who won the 1977-78 Swiss Open.

• This year will be the 60th playing of the PGA Championship in all. Of those 60, the 2014 Championship will be the tenth sponsored by BMW.

• The West Course at Wentworth Club will be staging its 33rd PGA Championship. The first year the venue played host to the tournament was in 1972 and every year since 1984.

• In 2010 Simon Khan became the first European Tour Qualifying School graduate to win the BMW PGA Championship the year after graduation from the European Tour Qualifying School.

• The quality of the 150-strong field is highlighted with ten Major Champions, ten European Tour Number Ones, eight BMW PGA Championship winners, 26 Ryder Cup players and 98 European Tour tournament winners featuring.

• Current course record holder, Robert Karlsson, will be playing his 500th European Tour event this week. The 2008 European Tour Number One, who shot a 62 in round three in 2010, becomes the first Swede to reach the 500 milestone and just the sixth player from Continental Europe to pass this figure.

• The Spanish duo of José María Olazábal and Miguel Angel Jiménez have the honour of playing in the most number of PGA Championship among this week’s competitors. They have made 25 and 24 appearances respectively.




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