The BMW PGA Championship goes to Ryan Fox who, with a total of 270 (69 68 66 67, -18) shots, won one of the most important tournaments of the DP World Tour, a Rolex Series event, in Virginia Water, outsprinting the English Tyrrell Hatton and Aaron Rai, 2nd with 271 (-17) and batted at home.
BMW PGA Championship, results
The New Zealander, who in 2022 was awarded the 'Seve Ballesteros Award' as the best player on the top continental men's circuit, after a difficult start in the fourth round (triple bogey on hole 3, par 4), made eight birdies, of which six in the second part of the match (including the last, decisive one, at 18).
The 36-year-old from Auckland thus lowered the poker of victories on the DP World Tour, taking the 69th edition of the BMW PGA Championship which was played, as per tradition, at the Wentworth Golf Club (par 72), where Hatton, among the protagonists of the team Europe at the Ryder Cup in Rome (29 September - 1 October), he showed off with a good comeback.
Nice finish also for Jon Rahm, 4th with 272 (-16) ahead of the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, 5th with 273 (-15) and he too, like the Spaniard, among the most awaited big names of the continental team in the challenge to the USA.
Fourth round show for the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who recovered 29 positions to place 7th with 275 (-13) behind the British Tommy Fleetwood, 6th with 274 (-14). Bitter ending for the Swede Ludvig Aberg, from 1st to 10th with 276 (-12).
Identical score also for the Austrian Sepp Straka. A match to forget, however, for the Azzurri. Francesco Molinari, 92/o with 145 (+1), was eliminated together with his brother Edoardo, 110/o with 147 (+3). Same score for Guido Migliozzi from Vicenza.
Good indications towards the Ryder Cup for Luke Donald. Seven of the twelve players from the Old Continent finished in the top ten at Wentworth. Meanwhile in Portugal, on the Challenge Tour, another good performance for Lorenzo Scalise.
In Vau Obidos the Italian ranked 2nd with 276 (72 67 68 69, -12) shots, alongside the American Julian Suri, in the Open de Portugal won with 272 (65 68 69 70, -16) from the English Marco Penge. Now 3rd in the Road to Mallorca, the order of merit of the second European men's circuit, the Lombard Scalise will most likely play on the DP World Tour in 2024.
On the course of the Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort (par 72) race also positive for the Romans Filippo Celli, Renato Paratore and Andrea Pavan, all 15th with 279 (-9).
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