2023 BMW PGA Championship Recap

2023 BMW PGA Championship Recap

Ryan Fox’s Final-Hole Birdie Brings Victory at the 2023 BMW PGA Championship

With a leaderboard dominated by European Ryder Cup team members, it was a New Zealander who went home with the title at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England.

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2023 BMW PGA Championship Recap

Ryan Fox birdied the final hole Sunday to break out of a three-way tie with Tyrrell Hatton and Aaron Rai to win his first Rolex Series event on the DP World Tour.

“I’m immensely proud,” Fox said. “It’s such an iconic tournament. I know Michael Campbell has won around here when it was the match play event and to add to that history here and create some of my own is very special.”

Things didn’t start off well for Fox, who opened the day three shots off the lead and then triple-bogeyed the third hole. Fox shook that off to card six birdies on the back nine, with the last one giving him the victory with an 18-under 270.

“To have a back nine like that, especially after how I started the day, it’s amazing. I played great. Pretty much didn’t miss a shot from the third hole onwards and saw a couple of putts go in and it was a pretty cool feeling on the last to sort of know I had one to win and actually make it,” Fox said.

The rest of the top 10 was dominated by the European Ryder Cup team, as seven of the 12 team members wound up with a top-10 finish.

Hatton led early on Sunday after birdieing five of the first seven holes. He and and Rai tied for runner-up, while Jon Rahm finished fourth. FedEx Cup champion Viktor Hovland was fifth, Tommy Fleetwood finished sixth, and Rory McIlroy tied with Adam Scott and Callum Shinkwin for seventh. It was a nice comeback for McIlroy, who had to birdie the final hole on Friday just to make the cut.

“To shoot the scores I’ve done over the last two days, it’s been nice, and I saw some improvements from Thursday and Friday which has been great,” he said. “Now it’s just all about looking forward to Rome and getting the game in the best shape possible.”

Ludvig Aberg, the rookie out of Sweden, was looking for his second-straight DP World Tour win as the leader going into Sunday’s final round, but he struggled over the final 18 holes. His 4-over 76 dropped him from the lead into a tie for 10th with Hennie du Plessis, Sepp Straka, and Connor Syme. 

Up Next

With the Ryder Cup taking place in two weeks from Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, many of the top European stars will be sitting out the Cazoo Open de France. But among the Ryder Cup participants playing in France will be Robert MacIntyre and Rasmus Hojgaard. Other key players taking part at Le Golf National will be defending champion Guido Migliozzi, Frenchman Victor Perez, Billy Horschel, and Fox—who will be going for a third straight top-three finish.

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