The 2018 BMW PGA Championship
Founded in 1955, this annual golf championship is one of most important tournaments on the European Tour. Originally, the tournament was called the British PGA Championship, but has changed names many times to include its sponsors. The reason this is such as special tournament is because it is played at the headquarters of the PGA European Tour at the Wentworth Club in Surry England.
About the Event and Past Winners
The tournament is played on the West Course and takes place in May each year. From 2019 onwards, the tournament will move later in the year to September, as the US PGA Championship will be switching dates to May. Prior to 2009, the BMW PGA Championship had the highest prize money of any event on the PGA tour. The introduction of the $10 million Dubai World Championship moved has made it less valuable but still an extremely important event.
The PGA Championship is regarded as the premier event on the European Tour and offers up 64 Official World Ranking points for the winner. The winner of the PGA Championship is given automatic exemption into the U.S Open as well as the next three championships. While the tournament has had many great winners, the most successful player to date is Colin Montgomerie who won the event three years in the row. So far, he is the only player to achieve such a feat.
What Happened Last Year?
In 2017, Wentworth Club hosted the 63rd edition of the tournament. The par 72 West Course proved to be an exciting ground for competitors from Africa, North America, South America, Asia and Europe. In the final round, it was the Italian Francesco Molinari who was at the top of the leader board with a clear run to the finish. His plans were thwarted by Swedish golfer Alex Noren. Finding himself seven shots behind the leader, Noren carded a final round of 62 to win by 2 shots. Previous winners include Chris Wood, An Byeong-hun and Rory McIlroy.
2018 Betting Options
The 2018 BMW PGA Championship is scheduled to run on the 24th of May at the iconic Wentworth Club in Surrey. The tournament will run until the 27th and consist of three preliminary rounds and a final round.
For anyone who is interested in getting in on the betting action there are plenty of online bets that can be placed during the tournament. Future bets can be placed on who will win the tournament outright. Head to head bets can also be placed, as well as prop bets on who will card the lowest round, and who will top the leader board each day. If you are looking for top rated sites to place your bet, we recommend Betway Sports, Winner Sports, William Hill, 888 Sport, Paddy Power and Titan Bet.