The five best storylines at the BMW PGA Championship
Golf's best tournament this week is happening in England and a Dane is running away with things.
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There are a number of huge storylines going down to the wire at Wentworth, not the least of which is a 43-year-old Dane trying to become just the eighth golfer ever to go wire-to-wire at this tournament.
That and more highlight the weekend at Wentworth.
1. Can Thomas Bjorn shut it down? Not one for folding under the pressure, the Danish Badass leads by five over Luke Donald. He has never won this tournament (or even finished runner-up) but a 62-72-67 start has him sniffing the European Tour's flagship trophy.
He won't be caught if he plays decently (and with two separate 30s on the back nine here you could say he has been playing decently). An overlooked part of Sunday is that Bjorn will likely lock up a Ryder Cup spot with a win here.
2. Rory McIlroy lurks: The Ulsterman had a good Saturday (69) and if Bjorn stumbles mightily then Rory could be there to clean things up. His past four Sunday results are 66-70-69-65 so you know he's ready to charge.
3. Henrik Stenson's quest for No. 1: A week after Adam Scott became just the 17th No. 1 overall player in the world, Stenson will try to become the 18th.
According to Will Gray, here's the math on Scott (playing Colonial) and Stenson (playing Wentworth):
"If Scott falls back to 20th at Colonial, though, Stenson could move to No. 1 with a top-12 finish. If Scott finishes 10th, Stenson would need to finish sixth or better, while a fifth-place showing from Scott would mean Stenson would need to finish fourth or better at Wentworth to become the new No. 1."
As of their third rounds Stenson is T7 and Scott is T11.
4. Luke Donald trifecta: With a come-from-behind win Donald could join Nick Faldo, Peter Allis, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer as three-time winners of the event.
"To win here three times would be very good but I have a tough day ahead of me because Thomas is playing very good golf."
The understatement of the week.
5. Record score in play: Here are the five lowest winning scores in BMW PGA Championship history:
1. Scott Drummond (19 under in 2004)
2. Anders Hansen (19 under in 2002)
3. Ignacio Garrido (18 under in 2003)
4. Colin Montgomerie (18 under in 1999)
5. Bernhard Langer (18 under in 1987)
This might be the only thing Bjorn (15 under after his third round) is playing against come late Sunday.
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