Everything felt spectacular at this year's BMW PGA Championship, from the groomed course and cheering crowds to the wild and unpredictable weather – showing why it is the most anticipated golf tournament on the European Tour. In 2023, BMW was once again the proud partner and title sponsor, which has now been the case since 2005.
This year, the latest of our extensive electric vehicle line up was featured, including the BMW iX1, BMW iX3, BMW iX, BMW i4, BMW i5, BMW i7 and the BMW XM, along with live music from The Wombats, DJ Jax Jones and DJ Locksmith. More events include panel discussions with the pro golfers and live broadcasts throughout the tournament.
“The supporters, volunteers, fans and everyone involved contributed to making the BMW PGA Championship live up to its reputation as the ‘Festival of Golf’,” said Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources and Real Estate.
VICTORY FOR FOX.
With rounds of 69, 68, 66 and 67 strokes Ryan Fox posted a final score of 270 (18 under par) on his way to claiming the 2023 BMW PGA Championship title. At the Wentworth Club, the 36-year-old celebrated the most significant win of his career so far. It was the New Zealander’s fourth triumph on the DP World Tour and his first win at a Rolex Series event.
“It feels fantastic. I played great, pretty much from the third hole on, didn’t miss a shot. The back nine was crazy. I made birdie from the trees on 15, first hole back after the delay,” Fox said.
The CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) organisation, which focuses primarily on suicide prevention, also enjoyed a winning feeling at the tournament.
BMW donates £10 to the lifesaving work of CALM for each birdie scored during the tournament, and £100 for each eagle. A total of 1,675 birdies and 77 eagles were recorded at the BMW PGA Championship, resulting in total donations of £24,450. These will be supplemented by donations from tournament spectators.