Rolex Series

Fox, Lowry, and Horschel confirmed for BMW PGA Championship

Ryan Fox will return to the BMW PGA Championship on September 17-22 to defend the title he won in stunning fashion at Wentworth Club alongside past champions Shane Lowry and Billy Horschel, with tickets on sale here.

BMW PGA 2024 Past 3 champions

The New Zealander claimed his maiden Rolex Series title by one shot last September and in doing so, entered the history books as the first Kiwi to triumph at the BMW PGA Championship, and follows in the footsteps of Major-winning countryman Michael Campbell, who won at the prestigious Surrey venue in the 2005 World Match Play Championship.

The biggest victory of Fox’s career to date, the 37-year-old began the final day three shots off the lead, picking up two birdies on the front nine to turn in 36 and then came home in 31, birdieing the intimidating par-five 18th from six feet for a closing 67, to finish at 18 under in front of sell-out crowds.

Fox said: “I'm immensely proud of my victory at the BMW PGA Championship. It's such an iconic tournament and I can’t wait to come back in September to defend my title. I’ve always enjoyed coming to Wentworth Club, and when I was able to create some of my own history last year in front of my family and friends, it was very special, and I’ll have those memories forever.”

Lowry, the 2019 Open Champion, became a two-time Rolex Series winner in 2022 after the Irishman birdied the final hole for round 65 and a 17 under total. He faced an anxious wait as 2014 BMW PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, in the group behind, gave himself an eagle putt at the 18th which would have forced a play-off, however McIlroy's 23-foot effort just stayed above ground, leaving Lowry to celebrate his first victory at an event he loves.

“I’ve said it on many occasions, the BMW PGA Championship is a tournament that I love, and it was an event that I have always wanted to win,” said Lowry, who has recorded five top-tens at Wentworth, including his famous victory in 2022.

“As a Rolex Series event at such an iconic venue, it’s marked in my calendar every year, and as a past champion, I have such great memories of winning here. I’m looking forward to doing it all again in September.”

Horschel entered the history books with his first Rolex Series win three years ago, becoming just the second player from America to triumph at the BMW PGA Championship, after the legendary Arnold Palmer.

The seven-time PGA TOUR winner has an enviable record at the event, with three top tens, including his victory in 2021, and a further top 20.

Horschel said: "Winning the BMW PGA Championship in 2021 was an incredible experience and the memories I have from that week is why I keep coming back to London. I said at the time that it was a tournament I had set my sights on winning, and after experiencing the incredible atmosphere at Wentworth Club a few times now, I can't wait to get back and compete for the title again this season."

2024 Rolex Series schedule

Hero Dubai Desert ClassicEmirates Golf ClubJan 18-21Rory McIlroy
Genesis Scottish OpenThe Renaissance ClubJuly 11-14 
BMW PGA ChampionshipWentworth ClubSeptember 19-22 
Abu Dhabi ChampionshipYas LinksNovember 07-10 
DP World Tour ChampionshipJumeirah Golf EstatesNovember 14-17 

The BMW PGA Championship Festival of Golf takes place just outside central London, attracting more than 100,000 spectators each year, with the world class action inside the ropes set to be complemented by live entertainment on the Showstage, and an unrivalled atmosphere in the vibrant Spectator Village.

The G4D TOUR @ BMW PGA Championship will take place at the start of the week, with some of the best golfers with a disability competing for the penultimate G4D Tour title on the iconic West Course on Monday September 16 and Tuesday September 17.

That is followed by the star-studded Wednesday Celebrity Pro-Am which will bring together global celebrities with some of golf’s most famous players in a fun-filled curtain raiser to the main event, the BMW PGA Championship, which tees off on Thursday September 19.

BMW group owners will once again receive preferred parking benefits, while park & ride and shuttle services from local train stations will be available free of charge to all spectators.

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment, with Ticket+ packages now sold out Friday to Sunday along with various Premium Experiences fast becoming limited. In 2023, Saturday and Sunday General Admission and all Ticket+ packages sold out ahead of the event, whilst Premium Experiences sold out on all days.

The Approach by James Tanner – new in 2024 – offers a flexible and informal Premium Experience with dishes from the British Chef. Whilst spectators can also view the action with Green on 18, enjoy refined dining in the Wentworth Clubhouse with The Ballroom, or be at the heart of the festival atmosphere with the Champions Club in the fan village.

Find out more and buy tickets or premium experiences for the Tuesday practice day, Wednesday Celebrity Pro-Am, and the four tournament days here.

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