Rory McIlroy in action at TPC Sawgrass
Rory McIlroy currently leads the way in the Race to Dubai Image Credit: AP

Rory McIlroy will once again tee it up at the BMW PGA Championship from September 17-22.

The reigning Race to Dubai champion opened his 2024 season with a successful Rolex Series title defence in Dubai, and the Northern Irishman is aiming to further enhance his impressive BMW PGA Championship record.

With a victory in 2014 and five further top tens - including two runner-up finishes - to his name, the World Number Two will join fellow past champions Ryan Fox, Shane Lowry and Billy Horschel at the iconic Surrey venue this September.

Following a final round 65 to finish in a share of seventh place last season, the 34-year-old went on to inspire Team Europe to a famous 16.5 – 11.5 victory over Team USA at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, delivering four from a possible five points.

McIlroy then ended the year on top of the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex for the fifth time to once again be crowned European Number One.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing at the BMW PGA Championship, and I’ve had some great results round the West Course in the past,” said the four-time Major Champion. “Wentworth is a place where I would like to add another title.”

The BMW PGA Championship Festival of Golf takes place just outside central London, attracting more than 100,000 spectators each year, with the world class action inside the ropes set to be complemented by live entertainment on the Showstage, and an unrivalled atmosphere in the vibrant Spectator Village.

The G4D TOUR @ BMW PGA Championship will take place at the start of the week, with some of the best golfers with a disability competing for the penultimate G4D Tour title on the iconic West Course on Monday September 16 and Tuesday September 17.

That is followed by the star-studded Wednesday Celebrity Pro-Am which will bring together global celebrities with some of golf’s most famous players in a fun-filled curtain raiser to the main event, the BMW PGA Championship, which tees off on Thursday September 19.

The Rolex Series tournament assumes a key position on the DP World Tour’s 2024 Global Schedule as part of the ‘Back 9’, encompassing nine of the Tour’s most historic tournaments and national opens, running from August to October. It gives members their final opportunities to secure their playing rights for 2025 and also advance to the season-ending ‘DP World Tour Play-Offs’.