BMW PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy’s mixed Wentworth record

Rory McIlroy will be among the headline attractions at the BMW PGA Championship but the winner has a record in Wentworth.
Since the West Course welcomes the other star-studded 21, the Northern Irishman will make his 10th appearance.
McIlroy won the championship in 2014, a success which began a hugely profitable summer, for example two titles – another USPGA Championship and The Open.
But there have also been four missed cuts, while a final round that was bothersome saw him end.
We have a look whatsoever of McIlroy’s past visits to Wentworth…
His very first trip was left by A 19-year-old McIlroy during his first time.
However, while Miguel Angel Jimenez prevailed with Oliver Wilson after a, McIlroy did not make the weekend.
An opening two-over par 74, followed by a 77, saw the Northern Irishman finish in a tie to 116th over in seven.
Fresh from a professional win at the Masters at the Dubai Desert Classic and an appearance, the world rankings were being quickly climbed by McIlroy and also his second trip to Wentworth was remarkable.
After an opening level-par 72 and also a round of 70 on Friday, McIlroy took up the leaderboard due to a seven-under 65 – that included eight birdies – .
Despite his best efforts he was unable to bridge the shortage on the final round as boss Paul Casey held firm to procure a one-shot success over compatriot Ross Fisher.
McIlroy made the cut for the second year running after putting a disappointing introduction 74 to card behind him a two-under-par 69 in the second round.
Back-to-back 73s saw him finish in a distant share for 48th position as Simon Khan stormed into a surprise victory thanks to a final.
Again a 76 put McIlroy back and exceeded his hopes for a first triumph only to show card and resolve a 70 to make the weekend.
An inviting three-under 68 on Saturday was followed by a 73 since McIlroy finished over par at three – a nine shots behind Luke Donald, who defeated Lee Westwood at a play-off in the 18th following a duel that was memorable.
McIlroy went as world No 1 to miss a straight cut after two forgettable rounds of 74 and 79 to end nine over.
It cost him his standing in the summit of the game as Donald defended his title.
McIlroy was among a plethora of high-profile players to miss the weekend’s activity, including Donald, Ian Poulter and also Graeme McDowell, with the next round in particular played in moist and cold conditions.
He suffered yet another start, carding a 74, and his struggles continued to the Friday as a 75 saw him miss the cut on five over par.
Matteo Manassero became the winner of the tournament since the Italian won a fourth European Tour title after a dramatic play-off over Marc Warren and winner Khan.
A remarkable build-up to the championship finished with an astounding fightback victory as a path which had demonstrated so tough to master was finally tamed by McIlroy.
On the eve of this championship he disclosed he had decided to break off his engagement into Caroline Wozniacki, days later sending out invitations.
An introduction four-under 68 was good enough to be six shots behind leader Thomas Bjorn, along with there appeared a 71 to have left McIlroy big a mountain.
It is the closing round that lives in the memory of McIlroy although A 69 increased hopes of a European Tour title.
He took a six-under 66 for a one-shot victory in continental Europe.
As defending champion mcIlroy returned to Wentworth and on the rear of two victories but that wasn’t enough to prevent him suffering a cut that was missed.
There was A 71 followed by an uninspiring six-over 78 from the world No 1 to complete at five-over level and overlook the weekend.
McIlroy produced an superb beginning, after an opening-round 67 with a superb 65 to shoot a lead into the weekend.
But he was unable to recapture his imperious form of the initial two rounds and a 71 saw him enter the final day.
As Molinari pulled clear the frustration continued on the Sunday. As he shut on 15 under par, mcIlroy reduced the deficit to three strokes coming up the final hole but abandoned his putt brief on the green.
Together with all four days live on Sky Sports Golf the 2019 BMW PGA Championships take place from September 19-22

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