The BMW PGA Championship has been reduced to 54
Following the suspension due to the death of Queen Elizabeth and the decision not to play today, the BMW PGA Golf Championship will resume tomorrow in England. The Rolex Series tournament, scheduled for Virginia Water, Surrey, of the initial 72 holes has been reduced to 54 and will end on Sunday, September 11.
BMW PGA Championship, statements
This is the decision taken by the DP World Tour with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports. The death of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952, paralyzed the world on Thursday, the planet and golf were no exception.
The news broke in the throes of the first round of the PGA European Championship, which takes place at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, in the English county of Surrey. “Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, play at the BMW PGA Championship has been suspended for the remainder of Thursday,” the organization reported mid-afternoon.
All club facilities were closed and several players were left without completing the first round. Not among them, Jon Rahm, who finished the 18 holes in -2 and was provisionally 52nd. In the lead, a trio with the English Fleetwood and Sullivan and the Norwegian Hovland, all at -8.
The best Spaniard of the day was the Canarian Cabrera Bello, who made -4. Pablo Larrazábal was at -3 like Adrián Otaegui. At -2, like Rahm, Nacho Elvira and Jorge Campillo, he is after 14 holes. At par Cañizares left and +1 the eternal Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Adri Arnaus (16 holes) and Tarrio (11).
Sebas García did not go beyond the +3 and Sergio García made a +4 which he owes to him in the lower part of the table. The action will not resume this Friday, because the DP Monde, in mourning for the great death, has decided to cancel the day.
“News regarding the resumption of play will be announced shortly,” reads the note from the circuit, in which he offers his “sincere condolences” to the royal family. “He was truly an inspiration to people all over the world,” they added. This Thursday the flags flew at half mast in Wentworth, not far from Windsor Castle, one of the many royal residences.