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BMW PGA Championship

September 19th – 22nd, 2019

Wentworth Club (West Course)

Virginia Water, Surrey, England

Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,284

Purse: $7 million

with $1,166,703 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Francesco Molinari

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

E-mail me at:
sal@golfstats.com

This week’s field includes:

The field includes 35 of the top 100 ranking players and 20 of the top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings, with four from the top-ten, #2 Rory McIlroy, #4 Justin Rose, #6 Jon Rahm and #9 Francesco Molinari. The others are; #12 Tony Finau, #13 Paul Casey, #16 Tommy Fleetwood, #17 Patrick Reed, #21 Shane Lowry, #26 Matt Wallace, #30 Matthew Fitzpatrick, #31 Henrik Stenson, #35 Ian Poulter, #36 Billy Horschel, #37 Bernd Wiesberger, #42 Rafa Cabrera Bello, #43 Eddie Pepperell, #44 Andrew Putnam, #46 Tyrrell Hatton and #49 Alex Noren.

Last year there were 14 top-50 players in the field.

The field includes 22 of the Top 25 on this year’s European Tour Race to Dubai money list.  Those players include #1 Shane Lowry, #2 Bernd Weisberger, #3 Jon Rahm, #4 Matt Wallace, #5 Tommy Fleetwood, #6 Matthew Fitzpatrick, #9 Erik Van Rooyen, #11 Jorge Campillo, #12 Ian Poulter, #13 Sergio Garcia, #14 Robert MacIntyre, #15 Benjamin Hebert, #16 Justin Harding, #17 Paul Casey, #18 Francesco Molinari, #19 Christiaan Bezuidenhout, #20 Haetong Li, #21 Romain Langasque, #22 Tony Finau, #23 Rafael Cabera-Bello, #24 Mike Lorenzo-vera and #25 Matthieu Pavon.  The only 3 players missing, they are #7 Kevin Kisner, #8 Louis Oosthuizen and #10 Xander Schauffele.

The field includes nine past champions: Francesco Molinari (2018), Alex Noren (2017), Chris Wood (2016), Rory McIlroy (2014), Luke Donald (2012 & ’11), Paul Casey (2009), Miguel A. Jimenez (2008), David Howell (2006) and Jose Maria Olazabal (1994).

A perfect way for fantasy golfers to check on the past performance of all the players in the BMW PGA Championship field is our performance chart listed by the average finish.  Another way to check who is the best is through a special formula worked out in Golfstats that gives us the best average performances at the BMW PGA Championship in the last five years or check out our sortable 8-year glance at the BMW PGA Championship.

A good cheat sheet is this list of odds from the top bookmakers in England.

 

Time to look at our who’s hot and who isn’t:

Who’s Hot in the field for the BMW PGA Championship

Player KLM Open Greenbrier Porsche European Open Omega European Masters Tour Champ. Scandinavian Invitation BMW Champ. Czech Masters Northern Trust WGC FedEx St. Jude British Open Scottish Open
Rory McIlroy
(361.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T2
(100)
Win
(132)
DNP T19
(31)
DNP T6
(60)
T4
(40)
CUT
(-6.67)
T34
(5.33)
Patrick Reed
(302.67 pts)
T15
(35)
DNP T36
(14)
DNP T9
(45)
DNP T19
(31)
DNP Win
(132)
T12
(19)
10
(26.67)
DNP
Jon Rahm
(251.5 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T12
(38)
DNP T5
(70)
DNP T3
(90)
7
(27.5)
T11
(26)
DNP
Paul Casey
(239.5 pts)
DNP DNP Win
(132)
DNP 5
(70)
DNP T24
(26)
DNP DNP T27
(11.5)
T57
(0)
DNP
Tommy Fleetwood
(236.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T8
(50)
T16
(34)
DNP T11
(39)
DNP T43
(7)
T4
(40)
2
(66.67)
DNP
Tony Finau
(226.5 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP 7
(55)
DNP 4
(80)
DNP T30
(20)
T27
(11.5)
3
(60)
DNP
Thomas Pieters
(206 pts)
T10
(40)
DNP T20
(30)
T12
(38)
DNP DNP DNP Win
(88)
DNP DNP T67
(0)
T20
(10)
Erik Van Rooyen
(204.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T12
(38)
DNP Win
(88)
DNP T5
(46.67)
DNP DNP T20
(20)
T14
(12)
Matthias Schwab
(193.33 pts)
DNP DNP T2
(100)
T8
(50)
DNP DNP DNP T5
(46.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Sebastian Soderberg
(168.67 pts)
T70
(0)
DNP DNP Win
(132)
DNP T5
(46.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Andrea Pavan
(140.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T12
(38)
DNP T16
(22.67)
DNP T3
(60)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T4
(26.67)
Matthew Fitzpatrick
(138.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T69
(0)
DNP 2
(66.67)
DNP DNP DNP T4
(40)
T20
(20)
T14
(12)
Robert MacIntyre
(138 pts)
DNP DNP T2
(100)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T23
(18)
DNP DNP T6
(40)
CUT
(-3.33)
Bernd Wiesberger
(129.33 pts)
DNP DNP 5
(70)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP T30
(13.33)
DNP DNP T32
(12)
Win
(44)
Sam Horsfield
(127.33 pts)
T49
(1)
DNP T14
(36)
T43
(7)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP T3
(60)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Andres Romero
(122.33 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP T2
(100)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Henrik Stenson
(118.17 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T3
(60)
DNP DNP DNP T27
(11.5)
T20
(20)
T4
(26.67)
James Morrison
(116 pts)
4
(80)
DNP CUT
(-10)
T28
(22)
DNP T29
(14)
DNP T30
(13.33)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Matt Wallace
(103.5 pts)
3
(90)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T27
(11.5)
T51
(0)
T14
(12)
Justin Rose
(103.5 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T26
(24)
DNP T52
(0)
DNP T10
(40)
11
(19.5)
T20
(20)
DNP
Mike Lorenzo-Vera
(100.67 pts)
T10
(40)
DNP DNP T6
(60)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T28
(7.33)
Joakim Lagergren
(98.33 pts)
T7
(55)
DNP T20
(30)
CUT
(-10)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Andrew Putnam
(96.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T43
(7)
DNP T12
(38)
T24
(13)
T32
(12)
T4
(26.67)
Ashley Chesters
(94.67 pts)
T15
(35)
DNP T9
(45)
T72
(0)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T18
(21.33)
DNP DNP DNP T78
(0)
Wade Ormsby
(93.33 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T8
(50)
DNP T5
(46.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Shane Lowry
(90 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T48
(2)
DNP T52
(0)
DNP Win
(88)
DNP
Joost Luiten
(89.67 pts)
T10
(40)
DNP DNP T23
(27)
DNP T29
(14)
DNP DNP DNP DNP T32
(12)
CUT
(-3.33)
Ian Poulter
(89.33 pts)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T31
(19)
DNP T10
(40)
8
(25)
CUT
(-6.67)
T14
(12)
Alexander Bjork
(81.33 pts)
DNP DNP T22
(28)
T28
(22)
DNP T20
(20)
DNP T23
(18)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T62
(0)
Guido Migliozzi
(79.33 pts)
DNP DNP T7
(55)
T33
(17)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T28
(7.33)
Scott Jamieson
(75.67 pts)
T21
(29)
DNP DNP T12
(38)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T39
(7.33)
DNP DNP DNP T26
(8)
Andrew Johnston
(73.67 pts)
DNP DNP DNP T23
(27)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T4
(26.67)
Lucas Herbert
(71.33 pts)
DNP DNP T22
(28)
T8
(50)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T62
(0)
Matthew Southgate
(70.67 pts)
T10
(40)
DNP T46
(4)
CUT
(-10)
DNP T10
(26.67)
DNP T30
(13.33)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Gavin Green
(67.33 pts)
T40
(10)
DNP DNP T12
(38)
DNP T16
(22.67)
DNP T58
(0)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)

How Player Rankings are Computed

Who’s Not Hot in the field for the BMW PGA Championship

Player KLM Open Greenbrier Porsche European Open Omega European Masters Tour Champ. Scandinavian Invitation BMW Champ. Czech Masters Northern Trust WGC FedEx St. Jude British Open Scottish Open
Raphael Jacquelin
(-36.67 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Julian Suri
(-33.33 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP T55
(0)
S.S.P. Chawrasia
(-33.33 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Fabrizio Zanotti
(-30 pts)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T55
(0)
Adrian Otaegui
(-30 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP CUT
(-6.67)
T20
(10)
Jordan L Smith
(-30 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Thomas Bjorn
(-30 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T58
(0)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Richard McEvoy
(-30 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
David Law
(-26.67 pts)
T60
(0)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)
Tapio Pulkkanen
(-22.67 pts)
DNP DNP CUT
(-10)
CUT
(-10)
DNP CUT
(-6.67)
DNP T39
(7.33)
DNP DNP DNP CUT
(-3.33)

How Player Rankings are Computed

The Buzz:

This is the most prestigious event on the European Tour.  It’s played on a classic old course Wentworth, about 20 miles west of London.  Over the years it’s had a tough time getting a top-notch field as some European Tour members took passes to play on the PGA Tour instead of its tours premiere events.  But that is all a distant memory as the European Tour has moved this event from May to September.

Not only has the move brought on it’s the best field ever as every top European star is in attendance, but it has also brought on some top Americans like Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland, Patrick Reed, Billy Horschel, Russell Knox and Andrew Putnam.

Matter of fact the field is so good that frankly, it’s the big tournament to watch and play DraftKings to.  Over the years the course Wentworth has gone through some drastic changes as some have not like what they have done, but the last Ernie Els tweaks look like they have addressed the problems and everyone seems to like the way the course is now.

Sergio Garcia

Have to say that one of the last players I would have thought would win again was Sergio Garcia.  Yes Garcia has been in contention, after winning last year at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters he was runner-up the week after, T-3rd at Dubai Classic, T-6th at the WGC-Mexico Championship, T-5th at the WGC Dell Match Play and T-4th at the Wells Fargo.  So we can’t say he has played bad, just not Memoriam type of golf.  Since his Masters’ victory, he has only made four cuts in 11 starts with the best being a T-21st in the 2017 U.S. Open.  Goss, it was so bad that he missed the cut in six straight going from the 2017 PGA Championship to the U.S. Open this year.  In trying to explain it Garcia couldn’t as others said he has been in a different space since the birth of his daughter in March of 2017 while others say he just doesn’t care anymore which I doubt is the case.  It may seem hard to believe since Sergio has been around so long but in January he will turn 40.  So he has a lot of good golf ahead of him, who knows maybe another major in the horizon for him.  In looking at the stats from last week’s KLM victory, he still hits the ball great, he was T-3rd in greens hit and when he putts above average he plays well.  But the KLM Open is just that, another tournament that will be on his record but have very little meaning.  So it’s strange that he would make a big deal to attend the Omega European Masters two weeks ago and the KLM Open last week and the biggest event on the European Tour he takes a pass on.  A lot of it has to do with appearance fee money, odds are good that he got a small siphon from the KLM Open, as for the Omega European Masters he has had a house there for years so maybe that has something to do with it.  Still, it’s strange until you realize that Garcia plays very little in England, something to do with the taxes he has to pay.  He does play in the British Open and that is it, he hasn’t shown up for the BMW PGA Championship since 2014 and withdrew after the first round.  He has never played in the Alfred Dunhill Links in St. Andrews and he hasn’t played in the Scottish Open since 2007.  So you can say he just doesn’t like England.  It’s a shame he feels that way, not playing in the BMW PGA Championship is like not playing in the Players Championship.  As of money, sorry to see that with all the money in the world Sergio is so stingy he won’t pay the Queen and the commonwealth a few pounds.  As Sergio gets into his 40s he may regret not playing at Wentworth, I talked with Lee Trevino 20 years ago and he regretted his stance on the Masters and felt it was wrong on his part not to try harder.  In looking through Garcia’s record of 23 PGA and European Tour events he has won 23 times but other than winning the Masters and The Players Championship anyone would be hard up to name three of four of his other wins.  Yes, Sergio won the 2012 Wyndham and the 2005 Booz Allen along with two Barclays Classics which today is the Northern Trust.  But the fact is, yes Sergio will make it to the Hall of Fame one day, but frankly, 20 years from now he will be nothing more than a speck on the history books, mostly because he refused to play in events like the BMW PGA Championship.  Shame that a talented guy like him has to be that way.

Here are some of the secrets of what it takes to play well at the BMW PGA Championship.

The key stat for the winner:

  • Wentworth is a classic shotmaker course, that is why those that hit lot’s of greens like Luke Donald have done well at Wentworth.  Having a short game is also important because for those that miss the greens, getting it up and down is tough as there are a lot of bumps and knolls around these greens.  But the key to playing well is to hit lot’s of greens like 2016 winner Chris Wood who was T-4th in greens hit.  Even better is what Byeong-Hun An did in 2015, he only missed 11 greens all week leading the field in greens hit.  To show how important it is to hit greens, going back to 2009 seven of the ten champions were in the top-ten of greens hit.  The only ones that weren’t in it were Rory McIlroy in 2014 (T-22nd), Alex Noren was T-18th in 2017 and Francesco Molinari was T-61st last year.
  • Since major work was done on Wentworth in 2011, the par 4s are really tough, some of the hardest on the European Tour with five of the 12 playing over 449 yards.  In the last six years, 98% of those that made the cut have played the par 4s in 5.9 over par so you can see how Luke Donald won in 2012 when he played the 4s in 3 under, Matteo Manassero was 1 over in his ’13 win, Rory McIlroy played the par 4s in 1 under in 2014, Byeong-Hun An was 3 under on the par 4s in 2015 and Chris Wood was 2 under on them in 2016, 2017 winner Alex Noren was 3 under and last year Francesco Molinari played them in 5 under
  • On top of new greens that went in before the 2017 event a lot of other things have been done to Wentworth.  29 bunkers were completely removed as ever bunker on the course was redesigned and rebuilt.  So now it’s going to be a lot tougher if you hit it into one of them.  Hopefully, with these changes and the ones a couple of years ago, it will be more appealing to the players.
  • Weather will be good for every day with temperatures between 71 and 77 degrees.  Winds will be brisk between 12 and 15 mph and it should be a great week for golf.  There is a 40% chance of rain on Sunday however.

DraftKings tips

*Here are the guys that cost the most on DraftKings this week:
  • Rory McIlroy – $11,900
  • Jon Rahm – $11,000
  • Paul Casey – $10,700
  • Justin Rose – $10,200
  • Tommy Fleetwood – $10,000
  • Henrik Stenson – $9,700
  • Francesco Molinari – $9,600
  • Tony Finau – $9,500
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick – $9,300
  • Viktor Hovland – $9,200
  • Matt Wallace – $9,100
  • Patrick Reed – $9,000

Have to say that I don’t care who a person is, even Tiger in his prime at $12,000 is a lot and for that reason it hard to recommend Rory McIlroy at $11,900 when you have such a stellar field as they have at the BMW PGA.  Yes, Rory was 2nd last year and won in 2014 but he also missed the cut in 2015, ’13 and ’12.  Of course, I don’t think he is going to miss the cut this year, but hey I thought the same thing from Rory at the British Open and he missed the cut.  The point I am making, of course Rory is the favorite and the odds are good he could win or finish second or third, but he is a lot of money.  Jon Rahm at $11,000 is a lot of money when you think that he has never played in this event.  But Rahm’s game should suit Wentworth to the tea since he does it a lot of greens and is straight off the tee.  Paul Casey at $10,700 is probably our first true choice considering he won just a couple of weeks ago and won at Wentworth in 2009.  Many will take Justin Rose at $10,200 but I won’t take him because he hasn’t been that great of late and yes he was runner-up in 2012 but he also was T-50th the next year and the last time he played at Wentworth was T-12th in 2017.  Many will pick Tommy Fleetwood at $10,000, but I’m not one to rush out and pick him.  In seven starts at Wentworth, he only has one top-ten, a T-6th in 2015 plus he hasn’t really done anything great since his runner-up finish at the British Open, so be careful in choosing him.  As for Henrik Stenson at $9,700, he too is one to be careful for but he has finished T-3rd in his last Wentworth start in 2017 and was T-3rd in the Scandinavian Invitation a couple of weeks back.  Stenson has proved to make a lot of birdies and is not that expensive, still I think there are better choices out there.  One of them could be Francesco Molinari at $9,600.  Yes he hasn’t had a top-10 finish since the Masters, but at Wentworth, he has played his last eight rounds at 26 under par and makes it into the top-ten a bunch, so maybe he is a good choice.  The same with Tony Finau at $9,500, he is playing at Wentworth for the first time but the course should suit him.  It also has suited Matthew Fitzpatrick very well, this week he is at $9,300 which is good when you consider he is 15 under on the course in his last eight rounds.  He also has played well over the summer so look for him to do well this week.  Viktor Hovland at $9,200 is also a great choice, yes has not played in this event before but should play well on the course, he just seems like the perfect pick to make a big surprise for this week.  As for Matt Wallace at $9,100 he hasn’t shown us much on playing well at Wentworth, but his summer as been good including a 3rd last week at the KLM Open.  Last in this category is Patrick Reed at $9,000 we better watch him because he has had a great summer and despite never playing at Wentworth the course should suit him well, frankly Reed is a bargain at $9,000.

*Players in that $7,500 to $8,900 price range, which ones are worth the money?:

Your chances in this range are a bit better, first up is Shane Lowry at $8,800.  Yes, the British Open champion has done nothing but drink out of the Open cup.  His game has not been very good.  Still, the big party has to end and I would say that almost two months after the victory it’s time for him to get back to work.  He has had a lot of good finishes at Wentworth including a runner-up finish in 2014, last year he was T-15th so he is a good pick.  Erik Van Rooyen is $8,700 and is worth that price considering on well he has played, in his last three starts he was T-5th at the Czech Masters, won the Scandinavian Invitation and was T-12th at the Omega European Masters.  Tyrell Hatton at $8,400 is a good price, he was T-8th at the British Open.  Billy Horschel is $8,300 and a rookie, but he knows how to win and should play well this week.  Ian Poulter at $8,100 is good when you consider it’s only a matter of time when he puts this one great week together, he is a good longshot.  Danny Willett at $8,000 is also a key with some history at Wentworth, he was 3rd in 2016.  One guy worth the money is Lee Westwood at $7,600, Lee always finds a way to finish in the top-25 and does make a lot of birdies.

Any bargains out there?

Eddie Pepperell at $7,500 always gets you plenty of birdies and makes cuts.  Also like Justin Harding at $7,200, he is off the disappointment of just missing his PGA Tour card so he will be looking to play well.  Ross Fisher at $7,300 is a good buy, Ross was T-8th last year and T-9th the year before.  Don’t forget to look at Dean Burmester at $6,900 he was T-12th last year and T-9th in 2017.  Also, don’t forget 2016 winner Chris Wood, he is a bargain at $6,900.  The best bargain of them all could be Hideto Tanihara at $6,600, he was T-3rd at Wentworth in 2017.

Who to watch for at the BMW PGA Championship

Best Bets:

Rory McIlroy

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
2 CUT Win CUT CUT T24 T48 5 CUT

How could you pick anyone else? He is the best player in the field and has played well at Wentworth.

Paul Casey

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T20 CUT CUT T24 T17 Win T10 T12

Hitting the ball too good right now to get beat.

Viktor Hovland

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
First time playing in this event

Fits the mold for winning this event, it could be easier for him to win outside of the PGA Tour, he has the game to do the deed this week.

Best of the rest:

Shane Lowry

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T15 T6 CUT T6 2 T12 T68 T4 T65

I know that he has a sore right arm from raising the Claret Jug to his mouth for the last couple of months but he is ready to play good golf again. He has an awesome record at Wentworth and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him win.

Jon Rahm

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
First time playing in this event

This kid also has the game to win at Wentworth, he has done great in the European Tour events he plays in.

Henrik Stenson

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T3 T7 T61 CUT T40 T8

He also has a good record at Wentworth and could get a win this week.

Patrick Reed

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
First time playing in this event

One to watch out over, he could surprise everyone by sneaking by with a victory.

Solid contenders

Justin Rose

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T12 T38 25 T50 T2 CUT T10 CUT 2

He has too much of a love/hate relationship with Wentworth, his game should be perfect for the course but he always struggles to figure it out. Could this year be different?

Matthew Fitzpatrick

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T8 T12 T47

Has played Wentworth 15 under in his last 8 rounds.

Tony Finau

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
First time playing in this event

Has the game to play well at Wentworth.

Matt Wallace

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T20 CUT

Played well last week in the KLM.

Tyrrell Hatton

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
CUT T30 T7 T46 T38

Has played well this year.

Long shots that could come through:

Erik Van Rooyen

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T20

A surprise winning in Scandinavian, he could surprise everyone this week in Wentworth.

Ross Fisher

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T8 T9 CUT CUT CUT T32 CUT T39 T10 2 T68 T39

Always finds a way to make the cut and get into the top-twenty, could do better this week.

Hideto Tanihara

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T35 T3

The biggest longshot of the week could surprise a lot of folks.

Have little hope in these stars:

Francesco Molinari

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
Win 2 T55 5 T7 T9 T7 T50 T17 T35 CUT T30

His game hasn’t been to the same level as it was last year, don’t expect much from him.

Tommy Fleetwood

2019 ’18 ’17 ’16 ’15 ’14 ’13 ’12 ’11 ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07
T20 CUT 69 T6 CUT T24 T49

Only one top-ten at Wentworth in seven starts and that was in 2015. Played well at the British but hasn’t done well in anything else for a while.

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