2012 BMW PGA Championship

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2012 BMW PGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates 24–27 May 2012
Location Surrey, England
Course(s) Wentworth Club
Tour(s) European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,302 yards (6,677 m)
Field 150 players, 72 after cut
Cut 145 (+1)
Prize fund 4,500,000
Winner's share €750,000
Champion
England Luke Donald
273 (−15)

The 2012 BMW PGA Championship was the 58th edition of the BMW PGA Championship, an annual golf tournament on the 2012 European Tour, contested 24–27 May at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.[1] Englishman Luke Donald successfully defended his PGA Championship title and regained the World Number One status.[2]

Course layout[edit]

Wentworth Club, West Course[3]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage n/a 473 154 465 552 203 418 396 391 449 3,501 184 416 531 470 179 489 383 610 539 3,801 7,302
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 5 37 72

Past champions in the field[edit]

Ten former champions entered the 2012 BMW PGA Championship.[4]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Luke Donald  England 2011 68 68 69 68 283 −15 1
José María Olazábal  Spain 1994 70 72 76 70 288 E T27
Simon Khan  England 2010 71 74 70 73 288 E T27
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 2008 71 70 76 74 290 +2 T39
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1998, 1999, 2000 69 74 78 81 302 +14 72

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Anders Hansen  Denmark 2002, 2007 73 73 146 +2
David Howell  England 2006 73 74 147 +3
Ignacio Garrido  Spain 2003 71 78 149 +5
Paul Casey  England 2009 78 76 154 +10
Scott Drummond  Scotland 2004 77 77 154 +10

Round summaries[edit]

First round (Thursday)[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 David Drysdale  Scotland 66 −6
Peter Lawrie  Ireland
T3 Jamie Donaldson  Wales 67 −5
Justin Rose  England
Álvaro Quirós  Spain
Richard Johnson  Sweden
Niclas Fasth  Sweden
T8 Marc Warren  Scotland 68 −4
Robert Rock  England
Ernie Els  South Africa
Bernd Wiesberger  Austria
Kenneth Ferrie  England
Scott Jamieson  Scotland
Mark Haastrup  Denmark
James Morrison  England
Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain
Francesco Molinari  Italy
Luke Donald  England
Peter Hedblom  Sweden

Second round (Friday)[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 James Morrison  England 68-64=132 −12
T2 Luke Donald  England 68-68=136 −8
David Drysdale  Scotland 66-70=136
T4 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 67-70=137 −7
Peter Lawrie  Ireland 66-71=137
T6 Marcel Siem  Germany 71-67=138 −6
Ricardo González  Argentina 71-67=138
Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 70-68=138
Branden Grace  South Africa 69-69=138
Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 68-70=138
Francesco Molinari  Italy 68-70=138
Peter Hedblom  Sweden 68-70=138
Justin Rose  England 67-71=138

Third round (Saturday)[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Luke Donald  England 68-68-69=205 −11
2 Justin Rose  England 67-71-69=207 −9
3 Peter Lawrie  Ireland 66-71-72=209 −7
T4 Ernie Els  South Africa 68-73-70=211 −5
Paul Lawrie  Scotland 69-71-71=211
Richard Sterne  South Africa 71-68-72=211
Branden Grace  South Africa 69-69-73=211
T8 Peter Hedblom  Sweden 68-70-74=212 −4
Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 68-70-74=212
Francesco Molinari  Italy 68-70-74=212

Final round (Sunday)[edit]

Luke Donald started the final round with a two-stroke lead over countryman Justin Rose. After being caught by Justin Rose four holes into the final round, Donald birdied 6, 7 and 10 to gain a three shot lead. The gap went to five at the 16th when Donald made another birdie, while Rose bogeyed after hitting a bunker. Paul Lawrie hit a best-of-the-day 66 to catch Rose. They finished tied second with a final score of −11, four shots behind champion Donald.[5] Luke Donald is only the third player, after Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie, to win successive PGA Championship titles. He also regained the World Number One ranking by retaining his title.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ()
1 Luke Donald  England 68-68-69-68=273 −15 750,000
T2 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 69-71-71-66=277 −11 390,850
Justin Rose  England 67-71-69-70=277
4 Peter Lawrie  Ireland 66-71-72-71=280 −8 225,000
5 Branden Grace  South Africa 69-69-73-70=281 −7 190,800
6 Richard Sterne  South Africa 71-68-72-71=282 −6 157,500
T7 Marcel Siem  Germany 71-67-76-69=283 −5 116,100
Francesco Molinari  Italy 68-70-74-71=283
Ernie Els  South Africa 68-73-70-72=283
T10 David Higgins  Ireland 70-70-74-70=284 −4 78,300
Álvaro Quirós  Spain 67-70-77-70=284
David Drysdale  Scotland 66-70-78-70=284
Ian Poulter  England 71-73-69-71=284
James Morrison  England 68-64-81-71=284

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major Men bound for Wentworth". The PGA European Tour. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Luke Donald wins BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth". BBC Sport. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "BMW PGA Championship 2012 - Venue info". The PGA European Tour. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Field in Focus: at the BMW PGA Championship". The PGA European Tour. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "BMW PGA Championship 2012 - Leaderboard". The PGA European Tour. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Double delight for Donald". The PGA European Tour. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°23′48″N 0°35′45″W / 51.39667°N 0.59583°W / 51.39667; -0.59583