BMW PGA Championship 2022 R2 { 1725 images } Created 10 Sep 2022

Viktor Hovland and Søren Kjeldsen share a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship, with Wentworth Club set for a thrilling final round at the fourth Rolex Series event of the season.

Denmark’s Kjeldsen set the early clubhouse target of 12 under par as he took advantage of the conditions to card an eight under par 64, with Hovland, of Norway, joining him on that number with a four under par 68.

Hovland is bidding for his second Rolex Series victory of the season after triumphing at the Dubai Desert Classic in January, while Kjeldsen will go in search of his first win since the 2015 Irish Open.

Recent FedExCup winner Rory McIlroy will lead the final round charge, sitting one stroke back after carding a bogey-free seven under par 65. The four-time Major Champion currently leads the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex and is bidding to win both season-long competitions on the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR in the same year for the first time in his career.

He is joined in a share of third by Rafa Cabrera Bello, who won his first Rolex Series title at the 2017 Scottish Open, and Belgium’s Thomas Detry, who is aiming for a maiden DP World Tour victory.

One stroke further back on ten under par are 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, 2018 BMW PGA Championship winner Francesco Molinari, Matthew Jordan of England, Spain's Adrian Otaegui and American Talor Gooch.

The BMW PGA Championship was reduced to 54 holes after play was suspended on Thursday evening following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the second round resuming on Saturday morning. A two-minute silence was observed at Wentworth Club at 9:50 am.

Player Quotes

Viktor Hovland: My irons have been really good this week. I think I've only missed a handful of greens in total for the two rounds, and that obviously alleviates a lot of pressure.

I still I feel like I haven't driven it the best but I keep giving myself looks and I frankly just haven't made too many putts either. But yeah, it's been really solid tee-to-green.

I played here in 2019 shortly after I turned pro and I was kind of a little wowed about the experience. But it was a little bit different showing up here the first time with so many people and just seeing the golf course for the first time after seeing it a little bit on TV.

It was a cool experience that first time and didn't play as well as I would have liked last year, but I got a chance to do something tomorrow. So that would be awesome (to win).
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