Some big names missing Wentworth

Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey will all skip the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The European Tour’s flagship event is less than a month away, and while Paddy Power will have all your betting options covered, there are a couple of big guns you won’t be able to have a punt on.

Casey is a former winner of the event and won the World Match Play title at the same venue in 2006. However, the Englishman will not be present on May 21.

Garcia is simply not interested and this will be the 13th year he has not competed at the event.

Meanwhile, Stenson and Poulter have poor records at the event, with the Swede only cracking the top ten twice since 2001. Poulter took to twitter to voice his frustration at his form.

“I’ve played 13 PGA’s at Wentworth and had 1 Top 10. I’ve had 8 MC [missed cuts]. Would Usain Bolt compete in a marathon? I didn’t think so…Enough said.” read the tweet.

Nevertheless, world number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he will mount his title defence at the Surrey Club.

Head on over to Paddy Power to check out all their golf betting specials, and keep an eye out for their BMW PGA Championship spread.