Its that time again…leeeeeeets get ready to rumble!! Its BMW PGA show time at the wonderful Wentworth this week. I know most of the golfing world focus on the Azalea Masters but for me, it all starts with this event, the first PGA event of the season in the UK. Its like the circus has come to town and I’m just like an excited kid. When the tour is on these shores, everything all of a sudden really comes to life. My interest is sky high as the creme de la creme turn up to ‘hit it hard, go find it, hit it hard again’ and the key thing is that we golf fans can go and watch our favourites play live…not on ‘pay us please’ SKY Sports.
Last years winner Rory McIlroy is in hot, hot form having just won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quaol Hollow by 7 shots!! He seems to have moved on from his one time fiancé Caroline Wozniacki and to be fair he’s had his hands full ever since playing beyond fantastic. Seven wins in a year soon helps a young man move on!
However, none of this means he’s going to walk it (although I wouldn’t be surprised). The field is as strong as ever, even without Ian Poulter. I know he can be bit marmite, but I think he’s great to have at any event. I always expect him to be in with a shout but he never seems to rise to his Ryder Cup levels of performance sadly. So for me, him not playing is a negative although I don’t quite agree with his belief that the course does not suit his game. That maybe, but Poults does suit our game and he will be missed at Wentworth along with Garcia and Stenson.
My prediction is…maybe Rory will win again.