BMW PGA Championship Suspends Play Following Death of Queen Elizabeth II
Play at the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth Golf Club in England has been suspended for the day following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Play will be suspended until further notice following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” came a notice to all players in the tournament.
According to golf correspondent Phil Casey, it remains to be seen what happens with the remainder of the event, if it continues at all.
Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on Thursday afternoon after being under medical supervision for most of the morning.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” said Buckingham Palace in a statement.
The BMW PGA Championship grew into a highly anticipated event over the last few days as tensions between PGA Tour players and LIV Golf players were seemingly on the rise.
Tommy Fleetwood, Andy Sullivan and Viktor Hovland were tied for the lead at eight under par.