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BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





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DATES:  Thursday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 25th
SITE:  Wentworth Club (West Course), Surrey, England
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Harry Colt (1926), Chris Kennedy (re-design, 2001), Ernie Els (re-design, 2006)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  6,727
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 459 Yds 10 - Par 5 476 Yds
2 - Par 3 144 Yds 11 - Par 4 414 Yds
3 - Par 5 478 Yds 12 - Par 3 168 Yds
4 - Par 4 385 Yds 13 - Par 4 404 Yds
5 - Par 3 157 Yds 14 - Par 4 392 Yds
6 - Par 4 441 Yds 15 - Par 4 372 Yds
7 - Par 5 550 Yds 16 - Par 5 515 Yds
8 - Par 4 425 Yds 17 - Par 3 165 Yds
9 - Par 4 320 Yds 18 - Par 4 462 Yds
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36 3,359 Yds 36 3,368 Yds
Annual: 54th
Defending Champion: Anders Hansen
Runner-Up: Justin Rose
Tournament Record: 266 (Brian Bamford, 1961)
54-Hole Record: 199 (Anders Hansen, 2002)
36-Hole Record: 132 (Ernie Els, 1994; Colin Montgomerie, 2000;
Andrew Oldcorn, 2001)
Course Record: 63 (Nick Job, 1973; Wayne Riley, 1991; Angel Cabrera, 2001;
Jarrod Moseley, 2002)
Total Purse: $6,975,857 (4,350,000 euros)
Share: 1st Place - $1,162,642; 2nd Place - $775,259; 3rd Place - $436,780
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Anders Hansen * 280 Angel Cabrera 282
Justin Rose 280 Luke Donald 283
Vijay Singh 281 Richard Green 284
Richard Sterne 281 Niclas Fasth 284
Miguel Angel Jimenez 282 Henrik Stenson 284
Thongchai Jaidee 284
* - Won in Playoff
Past BMW PGA Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 *Anders Hansen (280) -- Justin Rose
2006 David Howell (271) -- Simon Khan
2005 Angel Cabrera (273) -- Paul McGinley
2004 Scott Drummond (269) -- Angel Cabrera
2003 *Ignacio Garrido (270) -- Trevor Immelman
2002 Anders Hansen (269) -- Eduardo Romero, Colin Montgomerie
2001 Andrew Oldcorn (272) -- Angel Cabrera
2000 Colin Montgomerie (271) -- Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Andrew Coltart
1999 Colin Montgomerie (270) -- Mark James
1998 Colin Montgomerie (274) -- Patrik Sjoland, Ernie Els, Gary Orr
1997 Ian Woosnam (275) -- Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els
1996 Costantino Rocca (274) -- Nick Faldo, Paul Lawrie
1995 Bernhard Langer (279) -- Per-Ulrik Johansson, Michael Campbell
1994 Jose Maria Olazabal (271) -- Ernie Els
1993 Bernhard Langer (274) -- Gordon Brand Jr., Frank Nobilo, Colin
Montgomerie
1992 Tony Johnstone (272) -- Gordon Brand Jr., Jose Maria Olazabal
1991 *Seve Ballesteros (271) -- Colin Montgomerie
1990 Mike Harwood (271) -- John Bland, Nick Faldo
1989 Nick Faldo (272) -- Ian Woosnam
1988 Ian Woosnam (274) -- Seve Ballesteros, Mark James
1987 Bernhard Langer (270) -- Seve Ballesteros
1986 *Rodger Davis (281) -- Des Smyth
1985 *Paul Way (282) -- Sandy Lyle
1984 #Howard Clark (204) -- Gordon J. Brand, Bernhard Langer
1983 Seve Ballesteros (278) -- Ken Brown, Sandy Lyle
1982 *Tony Jacklin (284) -- Bernhard Langer
1981 Nick Faldo (274) -- Ken Brown, Neil Coles
1980 Nick Faldo (283) -- Ken Brown
1979 Vicente Fernandez (288) -- Gary Player, Baldovino Dassu
1978 Nick Faldo (278) -- Ken Brown
1977 Manuel Pinero (283) -- Peter Oosterhuis
1976 *Neil Coles (280) -- Eamonn Darcy, Gary Player
1975 Arnold Palmer (285) -- Eamonn Darcy
1974 Maurice Bembridge (278) -- Peter Oosterhuis
1973 Peter Oosterhuis (280) -- Dale Hayes, D.Swaelens
1972 Tony Jacklin (279) -- Peter Oosterhuis
1971 Not Held
1970 Not Held
1969 Bernard Gallacher (293)
1968 David Talbot (276)
1967 Peter Townsend (275)
1966 Brian Huggett (271)
1965 *Peter Alliss (286) -- Peter Butler
1964 A.G.Grubb (287)
1963 Peter Butler (306)
1962 Peter Alliss (287)
1961 Brian Bamford (266)
1960 @A.F.Stickley (247)
1959 Dai Rees (283)
1958 Harry Bradshaw (287)
1957 Peter Alliss (286)
1956 *C.H.Ward (282) -- Eric Brown
1955 Ken Bousfield (277)
* - Won in Playoff
# - Rain Shortened (54 holes)
@ - Rain Shortened (63 holes)
Note: Formerly known as Schweppes Open (1967-69), Viyella PGA Championship
(1972-74), Penfold PGA Championship (1975-77), Colgate PGA Championship (1978-79), Sun Alliance PGA Championship (1980-83), Whyte & Mackey PGA Championship (1984-87), Volvo PGA Championship (1988-2004), BMW Championship (2005-06).



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