European Tour Weekly - May 23rd, 2012

5/23/2012 3:54:22 PM
BMW PGA Championship Preview 2 - 23rd May 2012  (Getty Images)
BMW PGA Championship Preview 2 - 23rd May 2012 (Getty Images)

This week The European Tour goes home to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship, with the cream of European golf assembling at the testing Surrey venue.  European Tour Weekly will bring you all the latest news from the range at the West Course on the eve of The Tour’s flagship tournament.

European Tour Weekly catch up with Simon Khan who became the first sponsor’s invite to win the BMW PGA Championship after a highly impressive final round of 66 saw him capture the biggest title of his career two years ago. Simon had only secured his Tour card through Qualifying School the previous November but his magnificent final day surge brought him a five-year European Tour.

Our review comes from the Volvo World Match Play in Spain and ETW will bring you the best of the action from Finca Cortesin Golf Club in Andalucia.

Whilst in Spain European Tour Weekly met up with Paul Lawrie, who was making his 500th European Tour appearance, joining an illustrious group of players to achieve the landmark feat. Lawrie becomes only the second Major Champion to reach the milestone after 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam and he speaks to ETW about his career to date, which has included seven European Tour wins.

ETW takes a behind the scenes look into the staging of a pro-am, which usually takes place the day before each tournament. We talk to the players that have to schedule it into their preparations, as well as the amateurs, who are sometimes well known faces about teeing up alongside the professionals.

Together with all of the latest news and statistics from the Tour, this completes another edition of European Tour Weekly.