BMW PGA bigger than WGC events
Lee Westwood won’t have it any other way. The BMW PGA, he insists, is the next biggest thing after the Majors.
Lee Westwood won’t have it any other way. Excluding the four majors, The BMW PGA Championship, he insists, is the next biggest thing in golf.
To him, winning the European Tour’s flagship tournament is more important than taking home the crown from any of the four World Golf Championship (WGC) events
This year’s edition of the BMW PGA, schedules to tee off on May 26 at Wentworth, will features all four current major champions as well as stars like Westwood, the QWorld No 1, and Luke Donald, the World No 3
“The BMW PGA Championship is the biggest title that I play for outside of the majors,” said Westwood, who is back on top of the world rankings following his back-to-back victories in Indonesia and Korea.
“It’s bigger than the World Golf Championships because of what the tournament represents for us on the European Tour.
“It’s the Tour’s showcase event and obviously I’d love to win it.”
Westwood’s best finish on the West Course in 17 attempts was runner-up to Colin Montgomerie in 2000, although he did pip the Scot to the World Match Play title there five months later.
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