Shane Lowry returns as defending champion after last year’s one-shot win over Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm at Wentworth; All 12 members of the European team will participate in the BMW PGA Championship before the Ryder Cup in Rome from September 29 to October 1.
Last updated: 12/09/23 at 4:47 pm
The best of the final round of the 2022 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where Shane Lowry impressed
Team Europe will have the opportunity to test out some potential Ryder Cup pairings during the opening two rounds of the BMW PGA Championship.
All 12 members of the European Ryder Cup squad are in the field for the Rolex Series event at Wentworth, live on Sky Sports from Thursday, having made the trip from a scouting mission to Marco Simone Golf Club earlier this week.
Captain Luke Donald was joined by his deputy in Rome, with four of his five lieutenants on the field for this week’s event and were able to get a closer look at the Ryder Cup-focused groups included in the draw for the first two days.
The 12-man Ryder Cup squad has been completed led by Team Europe captain Luke Donald – meet the golfers looking to take home the trophy.
Rory McIlroy made his seventh consecutive appearance for Team Europe, with the Northern Irishman fielding alongside new FedExCup champion Viktor Hovland and rising star Ludwig Aberg – who earned captain’s selection after winning the Omega European Masters earlier this month.
Shane Lowry returns as defending champion after last year’s one-shot win over Jon Rahm and McIlroy, with the Irishman silencing doubters about his captain’s choice with a third-place finish last week at the Horizon Irish Open.
Shane Lowry has been named Europe captain by Luke Donald. Relive the moment at Whistling Straits where he smashed a dramatic shot to clinch a point.
The former Open champion is grouped alongside Austrian Sepp Straka who made his Ryder Cup debut and Tommy Fleetwood, who won four points on his debut in 2018 and also appeared at Whistling Straits.
Rahm plays alongside former Wentworth winner Tyrrell Hatton, while Denmark’s Nicolai Hougaard completes that hat-trick ahead of his rookie debut for Team Europe later this month.
Justin Rose has returned to the Ryder Cup fold after failing to qualify for Padraig Harrington’s team in 2021, with the Englishman competing alongside compatriot Matt Fitzpatrick and Scot Robert McIntyre.
Main tee times on Thursday
0825 Padraig Harrington (Ireland), Victor Perez (France), Rasmus Hougaard (Denver)
0840 Rory McIlroy (NIRL), Ludwig Aberg (SWE), Viktor Hovland (NOR)
Rory McIlroy’s hopes of winning the Irish Open are over after he made a triple bogey on the 16th hole in the final round.
0850 Adam Scott (AUS), Tom Kim (CORE), Billy Horschel (USA)
0900 Tommy Fleetwood (England), Shane Lowry (Ireland), Sepp Straka (Austria)
0930 Luke Donald (ENG), Edoardo Molinari (ETA), Francesco Molinari (ETA)
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1240 Jon Rahm (Spain), Nicolai Hoggard (Denmark), Tyrrell Hatton (England)
1250 Justin Rose (England), Matt Fitzpatrick (England), Robert McIntyre (SC)
When will the BMW PGA Championship be on Sky Sports?
Sky Sports will have expanded coverage of one of the highlights of the golf calendar, with a highlight reel of four rounds and over 35 hours of live golf available throughout the tournament.
Europe’s all-star Ryder Cup competes in the BMW PGA Championship, the premier event on the DP World Tour calendar, with expanded coverage live on Sky Sports Golf.
Coverage of the featured group begins at 8.30am each day on Sky Sports Golf, before full coverage starting at midday for all four rounds. Coverage continues until 6pm Thursday to Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday, with extended highlights also available each day.
Watch the BMW PGA Championship all week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins on Thursday with highlights from 8.30am before full coverage from midday on Sky Sports Golf.
Live coverage of the opening day of the Ryder Cup begins on Friday 29 September from 6am on Sky Sports Golf. Stream the PGA Tour, DP Tour, Ryder Cup and more now.