The BMW PGA Championship In Numbers

5/21/2012 8:41:44 AM
Luke Donald became Number One at last year's championship...  (Getty Images)
Luke Donald became Number One at last year's championship... (Getty Images)


3 – The top three players in the Official World Golf Ranking will all be competing: Rory McIlroy (One), Luke Donald (Two) and Lee Westwood (Three).

9– The number of former European Tour Number Ones competing. They are: Colin Montgomerie (1993-1999 and 2005), Lee Westwood (2000 and 2009), Retief Goosen (2001-2002), Ernie Els (2003-2004), Padraig Harrington (2006), Justin Rose (2007), Robert Karlsson (2008), Martin Kaymer (2010) and Luke Donald (2011).

14 – A record number of Major Champions in this year’s tournament. They are: Rich Beem, Michael Campbell, Darren Clarke, Ben Curtis, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Paul Lawrie, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Shaun Micheel, José Maria Olazábal and Charl Schwartzel

20 – The number of Major titles won by the Major winners in the field.

13 – The number of 2012 European Tour winners competing at Wentworth this week.

10 – The number of former winners of the Championship playing. They are: José Maria Olazábal (1994), Colin Montgomerie (1998, 1999, 2000), Anders Hansen (2002, 2007), Ignacio Garrido (2003), Scott Drummond (2004), David Howell (2006), Miguel Angel Jiménez (2008), Paul Casey (2009), Simon Khan (2010) and Luke Donald (2011).

107 – The number of European Tour winners taking part from a field of 150.

448 – The total number of European Tour victories between the 107 winners.

28 – The number of Ryder Cup players competing.

12 – The number of players who have won over the West Course who are playing this week. They are: the nine previous PGA Championship winners, plus Ernie Els (1994-1996, 2002-2004 and 2007 World Match Play Championship), Lee Westwood (2000 World Match Play Championship) and Michael Campbell (2005 World Match Play Championship).

23 – The number of players making their debut in the BMW PGA Championship.