A glorious era has come to an end as Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. The British Royal Family officially confirmed it on Thursday. The world is mourning the irreplaceable loss of Her Majesty.
The BMW PGA Championship, the signature event of the DP World Tour, has been suspended to pay respect to the tragic occasion. Queen Elizabeth II began her reign in 1952. She is the longest-serving monarch in the United Kingdom, wearing the crown for 70 years.
The opening round of the BMW PGA Championship was taking place at Wentworth in Virginia Water, England. There was plenty of action left, even though the majority of the field made it through the opening round. The announcement of suspension came while thirty players were remaining on the course. The final group of Darren Fichardt, Dale Whitnell, and Ricardo Gouveia had completed only 12 holes before the suspension.
The DP World Tour (formerly the European Tour) lowered the Wentworth flags to half-mast immediately. It further announced on social media that all play would be suspended until the next update. This European Golf Tour’s flagship competition was the highlight of 2022 because it took place at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.
After the first round, Viktor Hovland of Norway and English golfers Tommy Fleetwood and Andy Sullivan were tied for first place with an eight-under total of 64. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Rory McIlroy is one of the tournament’s top contenders and is presently sitting at four under after the first round. Among the 144 players at the game are several well-known British golfers like Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, and Matt Fitzpatrick.