Who is playing in the 2023 BMW PGA Championship? Field, top players and predictions
All of Team Europe will be playing at this week’s BMW PGA Championship, as they look to prepare for the Ryder Cup. Here’s everything you need to know
The BMW PGA Championship has long been a prominent fixture on the DP World Tour, and the 2023 edition is taking its prestige to new heights.
In a historic move, all 12 members of Team Europe will compete here before heading to the Ryder Cup. This star-studded lineup features defending champion Shane Lowry, along with past winners Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, and Tyrrell Hatton.
McIlroy, currently ranked second in the world, will lead the field as the highest-ranked golfer. Joining him will be the reigning Masters Champion, Jon Rahm, holding the third spot, and FedEx Cup Champion Viktor Hovland, ranked fourth, rounding out the top 5 players in the Official World Golf Rankings who will be in action.
The tournament will once again grace the renowned Wentworth Golf Club, a course celebrated for its ability to level the playing field. It demands a comprehensive skill set, ensuring that only those who excel from tee to green have a shot at hoisting the trophy on Sunday. The total purse of the tournament is $9 million.
2023 BMW PGA Championship: Course preview
Dates: Sep 14–17, 2023
Location: Wentworth Club - West Course
Par 72, 7,267 Yards
BMW PGA Championship predictions:
As for BMW PGA Championship predictions this week, it’s essential to note that this tournament is a unique combination of the DP World Tour and the European Tour, serving as a precursor to the Ryder Cup. Expect to see some unfamiliar names for PGA Tour enthusiasts, as all 12 European Ryder Cup teams will be in the mix.
Among the favorites, Lowry, the defending champion, stands out in our BMW PGA Championship predictions. His recent strong performance at the Irish Open and familiarity with the Wentworth Golf Club make him a compelling choice for a top-10 finish (+190 at DraftKings Sportsbook) and the best bet of the week.
BMW OGA Championship Field
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Louis De Jager
Hennie Du Plessis
Min Woo Lee
Darius Van Driel
Nicolai Von Dellingshausen