PGA Championship organisers reveal they ARE planning to restart play

PGA Championship organisers reveal they ARE planning to restart play at Wentworth this weekend… but await guidance from Buckingham Palace on whether sport should continue

  • PGA Championship organisers are hopeful of restarting play this weekend
  • Play was suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday
  • Flags on the grounds were lowered to half mast and play was scrapped on Friday
  • However, the PGA event organisers are hopeful of starting again this weekend 
  • They have said they will review protocol guidance from Buckingham Palace
  • They have said they will also align with what other sports in the UK are doing 
  • Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing

PGA Championship organisers have said they are planning to restart play at Wentworth this weekend after suspending operations following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. 

Flags on the grounds were lowered to half mast on Thursday afternoon and play was scrapped on Friday after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen had died peacefully at Balmoral. 

However, the PGA organisers are hopeful of restarting play once they review protocol guidance from Buckingham Palace. They have also said they will ‘align’ their actions ‘with what other major sporting events in the UK are doing’.   

 PGA Championship organisers have said they are planning to restart play at Wentworth

The event organisers released the following statement: ‘We remain hopeful of restarting the BMW PGA Championship at some stage over the weekend.

‘We 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.’

At the time of the suspension, which came with 30 players yet to complete their first round, Fleetwood was jointly top of the leaderboard having excelled on his return to play after a seven-week absence to mourn the death of his mother. 

Play was immediately suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday

Tommy Fleetwood is in a three-way tie for the lead alongside Andy Sullivan and Viktor Hovland

The world No 29 endured the worst of the stormy weather but delivered the finest of first rounds to shoot an eight-under 64, with six birdies in the final seven holes of a bogey-free day. 

It tied him with Andy Sullivan and Norway’s Viktor Hovland, one stroke ahead of a third Englishman, Matthew Jordan. Rory McIlroy was among a cluster at four under in the flagship event of the DP World Tour. 

More to follow… 




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