Shane Lowry wins at Wentworth as golf celebrates ‘a really extraordinary monarch’ | Golf Information

Keith Pelley: “It gave everybody related with this match the chance to return collectively, not solely to specific their condolences publicly to the Royal Household, but additionally to have a good time the lifetime of a really extraordinary monarch”

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DP World Tour chief Keith Pelley pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the BMW PGA Championship trophy presentation

DP World Tour chief Keith Pelley pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the BMW PGA Championship trophy presentation

Shane Lowry claimed a slender victory on the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday as golf accomplished a weekend at Wentworth which celebrated the lifetime of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The match was instantly suspended on Thursday night after Buckingham Palace introduced the information of The Queen’s dying, with Friday’s play additionally cancelled earlier than the DP World Tour occasion – lowered to 54 holes – resumed on Saturday morning at Wentworth.

A two-minute interval of silence at 9.50am on Saturday was noticed throughout the course, with workers, caddies and gamers becoming a member of DP World Tour chief govt Keith Pelley on the placing inexperienced in entrance of the primary tee, whereas the proclamation of King Charles III was proven on screens within the Championship Village.

“This has been a really emotional week with the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, not only for everybody within the UK however throughout the complete Commonwealth,” Pelley mentioned in the course of the trophy presentation to Lowry on Sunday.

Players at the BMW PGA Championship held a two-minute tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday

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Gamers on the BMW PGA Championship held a two-minute tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday

Gamers on the BMW PGA Championship held a two-minute tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday

“There was numerous dialogue on Friday about whether or not we should always play the BMW PGA Championship this weekend, however we genuinely felt we should always.

“It gave everybody related with this match the chance to return collectively, not solely to specific their condolences publicly to the Royal Household, but additionally to have a good time the lifetime of a really extraordinary monarch.”

Lowry additionally backed the choice to proceed enjoying following his victory.

“It has been a tragic week for everybody right here on this nation and all over the world. What Queen Elizabeth II represented was superb. She was a tremendous lady and I used to be blissful the golf went forward as a result of I felt prefer it needs to be a celebration of her life and I feel that is what we had this weekend right here at Wentworth and I feel it was fairly particular.”

Shane Lowry finished ahead of Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm at Wentworth

Shane Lowry completed forward of Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm at Wentworth

Sky Sports activities pundit Paul McGinley additionally felt it was the proper choice to proceed with the match over the weekend.

He mentioned: “It is a kind of moments in time in all of our lives that we’ll always remember due to the circumstances of the week and The Queen passing.

“We’ll at all times keep in mind this week and a part of that reminiscence will clearly be The Queen’s passing however we may also keep in mind that it was a match that went forward when different sports activities weren’t performed.

“I feel as Shane mentioned, it was the correct choice and in the end numerous us will keep in mind that Shane was the champion and joined that illustrious listing of folks that have gained. It is a match and a venue that is synonymous with the historical past of golf.”

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