The BMW PGA Championship will resume on Saturday morning as organizers issue a statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II


The BMW PGA Championship will resume on Saturday morning after play was suspended following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

Her Majesty reigned as Sovereign for 70 years before dying at the age of 96.

The Queen sadly passed away at the age of 96
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She leaves an unprecedented legacy in the UK and her loss was mourned across the country.

Several sporting events have been postponed, including golf, which saw play halted on Thursday and canceled on Friday.

However, organizers have now issued a statement confirming its resumption on Saturday.

The statement read: “The DP World Tour confirms today that the BMW PGA Championship will resume on Saturday morning.

“This follows the immediate suspension of play on Thursday evening and the complete cancellation of all day play on Friday, both actions taken in memory of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and out of respect for the Royal Family.

“The decision to restart on Saturday has been made in accordance with official national mourning guidelines and in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The BMW PGA Championship will resume on Saturday morning as organizers issue a statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
The BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth were immediately suspended on Thursday, but will now restart
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“The Wentworth event will give players, caddies, staff, volunteers and spectators the opportunity to come together throughout the weekend, not only to express their condolences, but also to celebrate Her Majesty’s extraordinary life.

“We join other sports in doing this, including the Men’s Test match between England and South Africa at The Oval and the Women’s IT20 match between England and India in County Durham, the Premiership Rugby Union, the Rugby League and the Great North Run in the North East of England.

“Round two of the BMW PGA Championship will resume at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday morning and all original tee times for round two will remain the same.

“Players who have not yet completed their first round will do so from 7:30 a.m. from the place on the golf course where they left off on Thursday afternoon.

“The Rolex Series event will now be contested over 54 holes with the intention of finishing on Sunday as scheduled.

“It is not possible to play the full 72 holes and finish on Monday as we cannot guarantee staff, facilities or site security on Monday due to ongoing plans for the state funeral.

The BMW PGA Championship will resume on Saturday morning as organizers issue a statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Play will resume on Saturday
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“Throughout the weekend at Wentworth, black ribbons will be made available to people and the flags will continue to fly at half mast.

“In addition, there will be a two-minute silence at 9.50am on Saturday morning at the site to commemorate the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with King Charles III’s proclamation being broadcast on Championship Village television screens from 10 a.m. .

“While catering facilities will be open to spectators in the Championship Village, all additional activities scheduled over the weekend will be reduced.

“Therefore: Both concerts will be canceled (Jax Jones on Saturday evening and Razorlight on Sunday). There will be no other entertainment on the Slingsby Show stage over the weekend. Experience from the first tee will also be reduced

“On behalf of our players and everyone connected with the European Tour group, our thoughts and deepest condolences continue to be with the Royal Family at this time.”


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