No Play On Friday At BMW PGA Championship

The golf course and practice facilities at Wentworth are closed all of Friday out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family

The BMW PGA Championship shown following the Queen's death
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There will be no play on Friday at the BMW PGA Championship out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family following Queen Elizabeth II's death, with flags raised at half mast at Wentworth Club.

The DP World Tour released a statement confirming that practice facilities will be closed all day and said that it hopes play will restart at some stage this weekend, although it will review the official guidance from Buckingham Palace and align with what other major sporting events in the UK are doing.

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"On behalf of our members and everyone connected with the European Tour group and the BMW PGA Championship, it is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," the DP World Tour said in a statement.

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"Following on from last night, a reminder there will be no play or practice at Wentworth today and the Media Centre is closed," the DP World Tour said on Friday morning.

"We remain hopeful of restarting the BMW PGA Championship at some stage over the weekend but will take that decision once we have had the chance to review protocol guidance from Buckingham Palace in addition to aligning with what other major sporting events in the UK are doing. 

"We will update you as soon as we have further information."

Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland and Andy Sullivan lead the way after carding eight-under-par 64s.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x