His record in what the European Tour grandly views as its flagship event is “a bit up and down.” Which is not quite accurate. “More down than up” would be a more precise representation of Rory McIlroy’s past performances in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
In the wake of its debut and Team Denmark’s victory last May, the verdict wasn’t quite unanimous in its positivity. But the overall impression was pretty welcoming. Indeed, the inaugural GolfSixes showed a 42-percent increase in new golf fans at the event compared to regular European Tour events.
This time he was all smiles, almost a grimace-free zone. One week on from being told to “grow up” and labelled “a disgrace” by former European Tour professional Gary Evans, Tyrrell Hatton strolled to victory—for the second straight year—in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews.