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Encyclopedia > BMW Championship (European Tour)

The BMW Championship, known as the "Volvo PGA Championship" for many years up to 2004, is an annual men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. In 2007 a separate BMW Championship will be introduced in the United States as the third of four PGA Tour playoff tournaments for the FedEx Cup. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...


The European Tour event is played each May over the West Course at Wentworth Club outside London. It was founded in 1955 and was originally the British PGA Championship. Since then it has had several sponsored names, and in 2005 "PGA" was dropped from the name. Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Professional Golfers Association is the professional body which represents the interests of teaching and club golf professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ...


The PGA European Tour is headquartered at Wentworth, and the Volvo PGA Championship is often regarded as the flagship event on the European Tour as it is the tour's home event and it has the highest prize money of any event which it organises (€4,250,000 in 2006). There are however more lucrative events which are part of the tour schedule, including the majors and the World Golf Championship events, but these are organised by other bodies. It is also the European Tour's designated "Premier event" for the purposes of the Official World Golf Rankings, with a minimum of 32 ranking points available (64 doubled-up points). // The PGA European Tour, is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...


Winners

BMW Championship

Volvo PGA Championship David Howell (born 1975) is an English golfer from Surrey. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Ángel Cabrera (born September 12, 1969 in Villa Allende, Córdoba, Argentina) is a professional golfer who plays mainly on the European Tour. ...

Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship Scott Drummond (born 29 May 1974) is a British golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Ignacio Garrido (born 27 March 1972 in Madrid) is a Spanish golfer. ... Anders Hansen (born 16 September 1970) is a Danish golfer. ... Andrew Oldcorn (born in Bolton, Lancashire, England on 31 March 1960) is an English/ Scottish golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Costantino Rocca (born in Bergamo on 4 December 1956) is the most successful male golfer that Italy has produced. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Anthony Tony Johnstone (born 2 May 1956) is a Zimbabwean golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Mike Harwood (born 8 January 1959 in Sydney) is an Australian golfer. ... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The cover of Ian Woosnams 2003 autobiography. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056...

Sun Alliance PGA Championship Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Paul Way (born in Kingsbury, Middlesex on 12 February 1962) is an English golfer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Howard Clark (born in Leeds on 26 Aug 1954) is an English golfer who played on the European Tour for many years and had his most successful period in the mid 1980s. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Colgate PGA Championship Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Penfold PGA Championship Nick Faldo on the cover of his autobiography. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Viyella PGA Championship Manuel Piñero (born 1 September 1952) is a Spanish golfer. ... // Neil Coles (born September 26, 1934) is an English professional golfer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Nationality  United States Birth September 10, 1929 (age 77) Latrobe, Pennsylvania Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ...

Schweppes Open Maurice Bembridge (born 21 February 1945) is an English golfer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

British PGA Championship // Bernard Gallacher (born 9 February 1949 in Bathgate, Scotland) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Brian Huggett (born 18 November 1936), is a Welsh golfer. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Peter Alliss (born February 28, 1931) is an English golfer, television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Butler (born 25 March 1932 in Birmingham) is an English golfer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Peter Alliss (born February 28, 1931) is an English golfer, television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Dai Rees (born Fontygary, Wales, 31 March 1913) was one of the Britains leading golfers either side of World War II. Rees is most remembered as the captain of the Great Britain team which defeated the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: (Welsh for Land of My Fathers) Capital Cardiff (Caerdydd) Largest city Cardiff (Caerdydd) Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056... Peter Alliss (born February 28, 1931) is an English golfer, television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Englishman Ken Bousfield (born 2 October 1919) was one of the leading British golfers of the immediate post-World War II period. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site - use schedule browser to access other years
  • How World Ranking points are awarded


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European Tour Events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Individual World Golf Championships in playing order: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | WGC-CA Championship | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Other tournaments in playing order: HSBC Champions Tournament | UBS Hong Kong Open | Mastercard Masters | Blue Chip New Zealand Open | Dunhill Championship | South African Airways Open | Joburg Open | Abu Dhabi Golf Championship | The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters | Dubai Desert Classic | Maybank Malaysian Open | Indonesia Open | Johnnie Walker Classic | Singapore Masters | TCL Classic | Madeira Island Open | Portuguese Open | Volvo China Open | BMW Asian Open | Open de Espana | Telecom Italia Open | TBC | Nissan Irish Open | BMW European Championship | Celtic Manor Wales Open | BA-CA Golf Open | Aa St Omer Open | BMW International Open | Open de France | Smurfit European Open | Barclays Scottish Open | Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe | Russian Open | Scandinavian Masters | KLM Open | Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles | Omega European Masters | Mercedes-Benz European Championship | Quinn Direct British Masters | Dunhill Links Championship | HSBC World Match Play Championship | Open de Madrid | Portugal Masters | Mallorca Classic | Volvo Masters
Team events: Ryder Cup | Seve Trophy | WGC-World Cup (WGC team event)

 
 

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