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Source: BMW GroupTyrrell Hatton (ENG) triumphs at the flagship event of the European Tour at the Wentworth Club with 269 strokes (19 under par) ahead of Victor Perez (FRA, -15). In a long, exciting final round, the 28-year-old keeps the competition at a distance and wins a tournament of the prestigious Rolex Series for the third time in his career. The American Patrick Reed (-14) shares third place with Andy Sullivan (ENG) and defends the lead in the Race to Dubai. BMW donates for the hole -in-One by David Howell (ENG) in the second round of 71,675 pounds to the Alzheimer’s Society.Wentworth. The BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club came to an end with a head-to-head race in the final round that was thrilling for long stretches. Tyrrell Hatton defended the lead he had built on Saturday and won the flagship event of the European Tour ahead of Victor Perez from France, who had caught up with the Ryder Cup winner of 2018 on Sunday. “Congratulations to Tyrrell Hatton for Title at the BMW PGA Championship 2020 ”, said Graeme Grieve, Chief Executive Officer BMW Group UK. “This tournament was different from the previous ones in many ways. While the amazing Wentworth crowd couldn’t be here, I am proud that we were able to bring home a world-class event for golf fans around the world. We hope to be able to welcome spectators to the 17th BMW PGA Championship again next year. ”On the way to his fifth European Tour victory, Hatton achieved laps of 66, 67, 69 and 67 strokes. In demanding conditions in the third lap, he was able to break away from the competition and took three strokes ahead into Sunday. The cushion was used up halfway through the final round, and Perez had drawn level. But Hatton didn’t let himself be disturbed. While he recorded five birdies on the final nine holes, the Frenchman underwent two bogeys. “I’ve been attending this tournament since I was five years old. The fact that I have come this far and have the trophy of the BMW PGA Championship in my hands is something very special. Today a dream has come true “, said Hatton after the most important title of his career so far.” Patrick Reed narrowly missed the second victory of an American at the flagship event of the European Tour after Arnold Palmer in 1975. Nevertheless, the 2018 Masters Champion defended the lead in the season standings of the European Tour, which he could win as the first US player. Reed shared third place with Andy Sullivan, whose race to catch up with the best lap of the day on Sunday (7 under par) was not enough to triumph at the BMW PGA Championship. Behind Reed and Sullivan was Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter (ENG, -13) sole fifth. The two-time major winner Martin Kaymer (GER, -10) came in tenth place. A 73 opening round prevented an even better result for the 35-year-old, but he was able to confirm his clear upward trend. David Howell had already hit the tournament in the second round. The 45-year-old Englishman, who won the “Flagship Event” of the European Tour 2006, punched the 14th hole with one stroke. Instead of the hole-in-one vehicle, a BMW 530e xDrive Touring (combined fuel consumption: 2.4 – 2.2 l / 100 km; combined power consumption: 16.7 – 16.1 kWh / 10 km; combined CO2 emissions : 54 – 50 g / km) for the player, BMW is donating 71,675 pounds to the Alzheimer’s Society this year.


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