Rory McIlroy skipping 2016 BMW PGA Championship
European Tour Rory McIlroy News

Rory McIlroy skipping 2016 BMW PGA Championship


SHARE THIS STORY



Rory McIlroy will not play in the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour's flagship event, at Wentworth Club in England at the end of May.

The 2014 champion of the event announced his decision on Wednesday, choosing not to create a schedule where he would play in four consecutive weeks. McIlroy is defending champion at the Wells Fargo Championship, and then he'll head down to TPC Sawgrass in Florida for The Players Championship. The next week, he'll head over to Ireland to serve as host of the Irish Open at The K Club. McIlroy is taking a pass on the next week at Wentworth.



The Ulsterman cites the crowded 2016 golf calendar as to why Wentworth isn't on his schedule. Starting in June, the golf calendar does get more jam-packed, with the U.S. Open at Oakmont in the middle of June, then the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, moved up from its typical August date. In July, the Open Championship at Royal Troon and the PGA Championship at Baltusrol are separated by two weeks. Golf's return to the Olympics starts three weeks later in Brazil with the 60-player men's tournament.

Given that schedule and the FedEx Cup playoffs, McIlroy won't have more than a week off until after the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in late September.

SUBSCRIBE AND WIN PEAKVISION SUNGLASSES!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter from October 15 through December 15 will be entered to win a pair of PeakVision sunglasses of their choice! PeakVision's Dual Zone technology prevents glare while offering unparalleled clarity that's perfect for golfers. The patented PeakVision lens enhances the golfer's ability to see the contours of the greens better with high-definition amber lens which provide three times the definition than the naked eye, and we want you to experience the difference for yourself. (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.