The Celebrity Pro Am opens the 2022 BMW PGA Championship
- Celebrities from #film, #music and #sport entertain fans at the Wentworth Club
- Formula 1 driver Lando Norris, actor Tom Felton and pop star Niall Horan grab a golf club
- The first round of the BMW PGA Championship begins on Thursday
- High ride with Horschel, Mclroy and Fitzpatrick
Munich, Wentworth, September 7, 2022
The #flagship event of the #DP #World #Tour, the BMW PGA Championship, opened on Wednesday with the traditional Celebrity Pro-Am. Many famous athletes, #filmmakers and #musicians as well as #TV personalities grabbed a golf club and played the famous West Course at the Wentworth Club with golf legends.
Tyrrell Hatton, the 2020 BMW PGA Champion, made the rounds alongside Formula 1 driver Lando Norris and actor Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the #Harry #Potter films. Also known through these singers as the Weasley twins Fred and George were James and Oliver Phelps, who competed in the Pro-Am with the main winner Justin Rose and pop star Niall Horan (formerly “One Direction«).
Two other famous pop musicians were featured in Brian McFadden (formerly of “Westlife«) and Keith Duffy (formerly of “Boyzone«), who performed with Max Kieffer. Defending champion Billy Horschel, a self-confessed West Ham United fan, went head-to-head with Mark Noble, the former Premier League captain.
John Terry (soccer), Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Kevin Pietersen (both cricket), Will Greenwood (rugby), James Guy (swimming), Eve Muirhead and Vicky Drummond (both curling) were other successful athletes who won the BMW PGA Championship. Don’t miss the Pro Am.
In the morning group, the team of Tommy Fleetwood, Rahul Yadav, Jayant Nanda and Shirish Saraf won by 31 under par. The team around Belgian Thomas Detry (26 handicap) won the afternoon competition.
On Thursday, the focus will be on the athletic battle for one of the most coveted titles on the DP World Tour. Given the high level field of players, this should be intense and exciting. An impressive group of defending champion Billy Horschel, Fed Ex Cup winner Rory McIlroy and US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick will start the tournament at 8:30 am local time. Soon after, Shane Lowry, Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood start their first round. At 12:40 pm it’s the turn of another very interesting flight with Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton.
Luke Donald (ENG), captain of the 2023 European Ryder Cup, and four German players – Max Kieffer, Matti Schmid, Hurly Long and Nicolai von Dellingshausen – are also at the start of the 2022 BMW PGA Championship.