Stenson in touch with 1st-round leader Stenson at Wentworth

Open champion Henrik Stenson, Olympic champion Justin Rose and defending champion Chris Wood will be joined a quartet of former world number Ones; Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood. "The residents and local businesses in the area have demonstrated a passion for PGA TOUR golf, and I know they will be engaged with this event from the start as we grow an exciting new chapter in the city's golf annals".

Now 39, he is currently ranked 189th in the Race to Dubai and has dropped to 1,495 in the world rankings.

This, Hanson hopes, will mean that he will not be at a severe disadvantage compared to those players who have regularly headed to Virginia Water, in Surrey, come May each year.

A revamp of the calendar is under consideration with the 2019 US PGA Championship potentially moving to May. That includes back-to-back T10 and T11 finishes at the end of April. Everyone knows Wentworth and it really should be one of the best courses on the rota that we play.

Disappointingly for the organisers world number two Rory McIlroy will not feature this week as anticipated due to a persistent rib injury which originally occurred in the offseason when hitting a lot of balls in practice when he was trying to decide on new equipment after former supplier Nike made a decision to stop producing clubs a year ago. "I thought it was plugged, so I asked my guys (playing partners) if I could check it and they said, "Yeah".

Even with Rory McIlroy's withdrawal, the BMW PGA Championship field is vibrating with talent.

Lowry is in a pack of six tied for 7th place on 4 under par and just two shots off Sweden's Johan Carlsson who is in the clubhouse on 6 under after a round of 66.

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Molinari has been a reinvigorated player in 2017. His form this year hasn't pointed to contending in Europe's biggest tournament outside the Open Championship.

It took a while for the Open Champion to kick into gear. In seven starts he hasn't finished worse than T54 - which was at the Masters. "A few weeks ago I couldn't commit to that ― now I am in a position to". He has not missed a cut this season and has a further three top four finishes to his credit. Previous year he had eight top 10 finishes, including an astonishing run at the end of the season when he finished second, fifth, tied seventh, second, tied 35th, fourth and tied fourth.

All greens have been re-sown with a new creeping bent, several greens re-designed and every bunker redesigned and reconstructed.

The greens on the eighth, 11th, 14th and 16th were completely rebuilt and another five - the third, fourth, fifth, 12th and 15th - were partially rebuilt, while a sub-air system as used at Augusta National installed under all 18 greens.

The £5million renovation programme started just eight days after Chris Wood's victory past year, with all 18 greens stripped of their old turf and reseeded with a new type of grass.

The course has undergone more radical alterations in the past 12 months, especially the putting surfaces, and this time they have met with widespread approval.

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