Mike Browne can’t wait to take on the formidable West Course at Wentworth as the world’s best golfers with a disability prepare to tee it up at G4D Tour @ BMW PGA Championship next week.
The Englishman is currently ranked seventh on the WR4GD (World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability) and he will be joined by the other nine players making up the current top ten on the rankings.
Browne is one of three winners during the inaugural G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour season, having triumphed at the G4D Tour @ Horizon Irish Open event at Mount Juliet Estate, finishing four strokes ahead of Juan Postigo Arce.
He will go in search of a second success of the season as he makes his first appearance since his win in Ireland in June. The tournament will take place from September 5-6 with a winner crowned after Tuesday’s second round.
“I decided to play a lot on the G4D Tour this year, helping to promote disability golf,” said Browne. “The standard these guys can play at now is phenomenal and the world needs to see how good disabled golf is, especially at the peak of the EDGA series it’s pretty special.”
World Number One Brendan Lawlor will be bidding for his first G4D Tour victory after finishing runner-up on two occasions this season, while Kipp Popert, Number Two in the world will go in search of a hat-trick of G4D Tour titles. The young Englishman defeated Kurtis Barkley in a play-off at The Belfry to win G4D @ Betfred British Masters in May and then needed extra holes to beat Lawlor at G4D @ Porsche European Open later that month.
Also teeing it up is the most recent G4D Tour winner Tommaso Perrino, who won the G4D Tour @ ISPS HANDA World Invitational. His five-stroke margin of victory is the largest on Tour so far this year.
Joining Popert and Browne on home soil in the ten-man field is Bradley Smith, who earned his place at Wentworth after winning three of five EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) tournaments he has played in this season.
“I’m really looking forward to playing on home turf, especially at Wentworth,” said Smith. “Fingers crossed we get some good home support. It’s going to be pretty magical.”
Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad and South African David Watts round out the field for the fifth G4D Tour event of the season.
As winners on the Tour this year, Browne, Perrino and Popert have already earned their places in the G4D Tour Series Finale @ DP World Tour Championship, which will take place ahead of the final Rolex Series event of the season, the DP World Tour Championship, in November. The final five places are still to play for, with the winners of the next two events earning an automatic place.
Fans will be able to watch the conclusion of G4D Tour @ BMW PGA Championship, with tickets for Tuesday September 6 still available. Following the tournament, spectators will be able to watch the stars of the DP World Tour make their preparations for the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2022 season. To purchase tickets, click here.