BMW PGA Championship R4

Billy Horschel wins first Rolex Series title

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4
September 09-12
Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England
$8,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

PGA Championship 2021 R4 - Billy Horschel wins first Rolex Series title
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Billy Horschel closed with a birdie for a final round 65 to reach 19-under and win the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by one shot.


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4

“It’s been an unbelievable week,” he said. “I’m excited to be the 2021 BMW PGA Champion.

“This event to me after I left here in 2019 was an event I wanted to win in my career before it ended.”


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4

He becomes the first American To win A Rolex Series title and only the second to win the event since Arnold Palmer in 1975.

“Adding my name to Arnold Palmer, that’s legendary stuff. That guy, if it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t have this modern era of golf to play in front of thousands of fans and big sponsors. Tiger Woods took it to another level but Arnie is the one who started it. So to have my name on that trophy next to his being the second American to win this event here at Wentworth is pretty special.”


BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4

Horschel, who won the WGC – FedEx St. Jude Invitational in August, moves up to number 2 in the Race to Dubai.

Tied in second place are Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64), England’s Laurie Canter (67) and Wales’ Jamie Donaldson (66).


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BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4

Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South African finished in solo fifth place at 17- under after signing for a 67 and was followed one further shot behind by England’s Andrew Johnston (65) and Justin Rose (65) as well as overnight leader Francesco Laporta of Italy who closed with a 70.

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria closed with a 72 to finish T20 at 11-under and automatically qualified for the European Ryder Cup team joining Jon Rahm, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Paul Casey, Matt Fitzpatrick and Lee Westwood.

BMW PGA Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
HORSCHEL, Billy
-19
70
65
69
65
269
2
APHIBARNRAT, Kiradech
-18
64
68
74
64
270
CANTER, Laurie
-18
67
66
70
67
270
DONALDSON, Jamie
-18
69
66
69
66
270
5
BEZUIDENHOUT, Christiaan
-17
64
72
68
67
271
6
JOHNSTON, Andrew
-16
70
69
68
65
272
LAPORTA, Francesco
-16
68
65
69
70
272
ROSE, Justin
-16
67
68
72
65
272
9
CROCKER, Sean
-15
71
68
66
68
273
PIETERS, Thomas
-15
70
66
71
66
273
9
SHARMA, Shubhankar
-15
70
69
68
66
273
12
FLEETWOOD, Tommy
-14
71
68
68
67
274
SCHWAB, Matthias
-14
69
69
69
67
274
14
LAW, David
-13
72
69
68
66
275
RAI, Aaron
-13
70
70
67
68
275
SCOTT, Adam
-13
65
69
70
71
275
17
KAWAMURA, Masahiro
-12
67
69
72
68
276
LOWRY, Shane
-12
70
66
69
71
276
PULKKANEN, Tapio
-12
70
67
72
67
276
20
FITZPATRICK, Matt
-11
72
69
68
68
277
HANSEN, Joachim B.
-11
69
68
72
68
277
HØJGAARD, Nicolai
-11
70
67
69
71
277
WIESBERGER, Bernd
-11
71
67
67
72
277
ZANOTTI, Fabrizio
-11
70
66
73
68
277
25
GALLACHER, Stephen
-10
73
67
70
68
278
25
KAYMER, Martin
-10
70
68
70
70
278
27
BJÖRK, Alexander
-9
69
70
70
70
279
LAGERGREN, Joakim
-9
70
70
66
73
279
NOREN, Alex
-9
70
70
72
67
279
30
ARMITAGE, Marcus
-8
70
66
72
72
280
BURMESTER, Dean
-8
70
70
70
70
280
HORSEY, David
-8
72
68
73
67
280
JIMÉNEZ, Miguel Ángel
-8
68
69
73
70
280
STENSON, Henrik
-8
69
71
70
70
280
35
BJERREGAARD, Lucas
-7
73
68
70
70
281
FISHER, Ross
-7
71
67
71
72
281
HORSFIELD, Sam
-7
72
65
73
71
281
LARRAZÁBAL, Pablo
-7
68
70
75
68
281
LEVY, Alexander
-7
75
67
73
66
281
LUITEN, Joost
-7
68
72
73
68
281
MOLINARI, Francesco
-7
69
73
70
69
281
SENIOR, Jack
-7
70
71
69
71
281
SOUTHGATE, Matthew
-7
70
72
68
71
281
WALTERS, Justin
-7
70
70
66
75
281
45
KORHONEN, Mikko
-6
70
68
72
72
282
ROCK, Robert
-6
72
70
70
70
282
STONE, Brandon
-6
72
69
70
71
282
WARING, Paul
-6
73
68
70
71
282
49
DRYSDALE, David
-5
70
70
69
74
283
HOVLAND, Viktor
-5
72
67
73
71
283
49
MCDOWELL, Graeme
-5
71
69
73
70
283
ORMSBY, Wade
-5
73
66
72
72
283
OTAEGUI, Adrian
-5
72
69
71
71
283
PEREZ, Victor
-5
76
66
69
72
283
55
BROWN, Steven
-4
70
72
74
68
284
SMITH, Jordan
-4
71
71
70
72
284
57
BLAND, Richard
-3
74
68
70
73
285
ELVIRA, Nacho
-3
70
70
75
70
285
HOWELL, David
-3
71
71
70
73
285
MOLINARI, Edoardo
-3
73
67
73
72
285
RAMSAY, Richie
-3
71
70
73
71
285
SAMOOJA, Kalle
-3
70
69
72
74
285
63
FORREST, Grant
-2
70
72
71
73
286
FOX, Ryan
-2
73
69
71
73
286
ROUSSEL, Robin
-2
70
72
75
69
286
SURI, Julian
-2
69
72
74
71
286
67
CABRERA BELLO, Rafa
-1
71
69
68
79
287
ROZNER, Antoine
-1
77
65
75
70
287
STALTER, Joël
-1
72
69
74
72
287
WILSON, Oliver
-1
69
73
71
74
287
71
VEERMAN, Johannes
PAR
73
66
71
78
288
WESTWOOD, Lee
PAR
70
70
71
77
288
WILLETT, Danny
PAR
70
71
73
74
288
WINTHER, Jeff
PAR
69
73
77
69
288
75
COETZEE, George
+1
73
69
68
79
289
KIEFFER, Maximilian
+1
72
70
76
71
289
77
GAVINS, Daniel
+2
70
69
76
75
290
78
McGOWAN, Ross
+5
70
69
77
77
293
79
ARNAUS, Adri
71
72
CHESTERS, Ashley
75
68
DONALD, Luke
75
68
HATTON, Tyrrell
74
69
JACQUELIN, Raphaël
69
74
JANEWATTANANOND, Jazz
72
71
JORDAN, Matthew
73
70
MACINTYRE, Robert
74
69
PORTEOUS, Haydn
72
71
POULTER, Ian
72
71
89
BERTASIO, Nino
73
71
CALDWELL, Jonathan
71
73
CATLIN, John
72
72
HANSON, Peter
72
72
HEBERT, Benjamin
73
71
KITAYAMA, Kurt
73
71
MERONK, Adrian
72
72
PARATORE, Renato
76
68
SULLIVAN, Andy
74
70
WOOD, Chris
75
69
99
CAMPILLO, Jorge
71
74
HIGGO, Garrick
72
73
99
HILL, Calum
78
67
LANGASQUE, Romain
73
72
OLESEN, Thorbjørn
70
75
QUIROS, Alvaro
71
74
SHARVIN, Cormac
76
69
SHINKWIN, Callum
75
70
107
GRACE, Branden
75
71
GUERRIER, Julien
74
72
HARRINGTON, Padraig
72
74
JAMIESON, Scott
74
72
KJELDSEN, Søren
74
72
MORRISON, James
77
69
PAISLEY, Chris
72
74
PAVON, Matthieu
73
73
SANTOS, Ricardo
77
69
116
COLSAERTS, Nicolas
72
75
CORT, Matthew
73
74
GAGLI, Lorenzo
76
71
MIGLIOZZI, Guido
71
76
NIENABER, Wilco
73
74
WALLACE, Matt
74
73
122
GREEN, Gavin
78
70
LOMBARD, Zander
75
73
STORM, Graeme
75
73
VÄLIMÄKI, Sami
73
75
WARREN, Marc
70
78
127
BJØRN, Thomas
73
76
HEND, Scott
78
71
LEE, Min Woo
75
74
MCEVOY, Richard
77
72
SODERBERG, Sebastian
75
74
132
AIKEN, Thomas
80
70
LEWIS, Tom
76
74
134
HARDING, Justin
75
76
VAN TONDER, Daniel
72
79
136
FISHER, Oliver
75
77
HØJGAARD, Rasmus
81
71
KARLSSON, Robert
74
78
KINHULT, Marcus
80
72
140
LORENZO-VERA, Mike
79
74
141
PAVAN, Andrea
87
75
DISQ
DETRY, Thomas
69
W/D
DUBUISSON, Victor
77
W/D
PEPPERELL, Eddie
78