Star-Studded Field Descends on Wentworth

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2007 BMW PGA ChampionshipSURREY, England -- The European Tour heads to Wentworth this week for one of the top events on its schedule.
 
The BMW PGA Championship will be played at Wentworth for the 25th straight year. As Anders Hansen returns to defend his title, he will battle a field that includes six of the top 20 players in the world, headed by world No. 3 Ernie Els.
 
Els, who owns a house adjacent to the course, has won the HSBC World Match Play Championship six times at Wentworth.
 
Last year, Hansen and Justin Rose finished one stroke clear of Richard Sterne and Vijay Singh. Hansen birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Rose and win this crown for the second time.
 
Hansen won this title for the first time in 2002. They are his only two titles on the European Tour.
 
Two players have long cut streaks going at this event, with Jose Maria Olazabal making the cut 20 straight years and Colin Montgomerie advancing to the final two rounds each of the last 18 years.
 
The Golf Channel will have coverage of all four rounds. Next week is the Celtic Manor Wales Open, which Richard Sterne won last year.
 

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