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DID YOU KNOW – BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

• Since 1955 the Championship has seen 45 different winners, from 14 different countries.

• Byeong Hun An made history when he claimed the title in 2015, when the South Korean became the first Asian to win the Championship.

• Byeong Hun An’s 72 hole total in relation to par of 21 under set a new BMW PGA Championship record, beating the previous mark of 19 under by Anders Hansen in 2002 and Scott Drummond in 2004.

• Should Byeong Hun An make a successful defence he would become only the fourth player to win the event in back-to-back years, following Sir Nick Faldo (1980-1981), Colin Montgomerie (1998, 1999 and 2000) and Luke Donald (2011-2012).

• Rory McIlroy’s seven shot final round winning comeback in 2014 matched the largest in the event’s history. Simon Khan established the mark back in 2010.

• In 2016 the West Course at Wentworth Club will be staging its 36th PGA Championship and 33rd in succession, dating back to 1984.

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

• Scott Drummond (2004) and Byeong Hun An (2015) are the only two rookies to win the BMW PGA Championship.

• When Matteo Manassero won the title in 2013 he beat Simon Khan and Marc Warren in a play-off, eventually winning at the fourth extra hole. This is the longest sudden-death play-off in Championship history.

• Luke Donald will be aiming to with his third BMW PGA Championship crown. Should he achieve the feat he would join Sir Nick Faldo (1978, 1980, 1981 and 1989) and Peter Alliss (1957, 1962 and 1965), as the only three Englishmen to win the title three times.

• Should Luke Donald win for a third time he would move into joint second place in the list of most prolific winners of the event, alongside, Sir Nick Faldo (four), with Peter Alliss, Bernhard Langer  and Colin Montgomerie, all on three victories apiece.

 

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WOOD, ChrisENG18-9
2KARLBERG, RikardSWE18-8
3WILLETT, DannyENG18-7
T4WATTEL, RomainFRA18-6
T4AIKEN, ThomasRSA18-6
T4QUESNE, JulienFRA18-6
T7JOHNSTON, AndrewENG18-5
T7ZANOTTI, FabrizioPAR18-5
T7VAN ZYL, JacoRSA18-5
T7KAYMER, MartinGER18-5

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