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23.05.2017 - BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club Prize fund: US$7 million Hashtag: #BMWPGA. Chris Wood eyes return to winning form

Chris Wood is looking to channel the same form that helped him claim the biggest win of his career last year as he prepares for his title defence at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club this week. The inaugural Rolex Series event will usher in a new era for the European Tour, bringing a world-class field to the prestigious Surrey venue with 12 of the top 35 players in the Official World Golf Rankings.

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Defending champion Chris Wood is ready to tackle the famous West Course after its multi-million pound redevelopment.

Englishman Chris Wood is one of those star names following last season's sensational victory, a win that played a big part in him making his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine National, and something he is looking to repeat in front of the throngs of English fans. Having been back on home soil for just over 24 hours, fellow countryman and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter is in search of his first European Tour win since 2012, as he prepares to tee it up at Wentworth on a tournament invite from the European Tour. Wood is excited about this coming event: "Every player looks forward to this event from the start of the season. It really is a highlight of our year. To have the privilege to win last year and come back here this year as defending champion, it's a great achievement for me I feel and hopefully can lead on to bigger and better things, as it did last year. A second-place finish at the Players Championship recently on the US PGA Tour has catapulted him back into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking with the Englishman keen to return to Europe for the maiden Rolex Series event. World Number 16 Tyrrell Hatton is looking to improve on his tied seventh place finish last year, the 25 year old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since winning his maiden European Tour title last year, and the local from Marlow who grew up watching the BMW PGA Championship is excited to be playing his favourite event.

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