Television: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Tyrrell Hatton.
Race to Dubai leader: Collin Morikawa.
Last week: Nicolai Hojgaard won the Italian Open.
Notes: This is the final event for nine players to qualify for Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Padraig Harrington will make his three captain’s pick after the tournament is over. … This is the European Tour’s flagship event, which has recently moved from May to September. … Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy, the two highest-ranked Europeans in the world, are not playing to prepare for the Ryder Cup. … The field includes Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood. … Billy Horschel, who is No. 4 in the Race to Dubai on the strength of his WGC-Dell Match Play win, is in the field. … Also playing are Adam Scott and Justin Rose. … The tournament dates to 1972, with Tony Jacklin winning the inaugural event at Wentworth. … The flagship event briefly rotated to links courses like Royal St. George’s and Royal Birkdale. It has been at Wentworth every year since 1984. … The only American to win the BMW PGA Championship was Arnold Palmer in 1975. … Hovland, Horschel, defending champion Tyrrell Hatton and Min Woo Lee are the only players from the top 10 in the Race to Dubai standings who are playing.
Last tournament: Joe Durant won The Ally Challenge.
Notes: Langer turned 64, shot his age and was runner-up last week at The Ally Challenge, which returned him back to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup standings. He leads by a little more than $35,000 over Jim Furyk. … The debut of the tournament was supposed to be last year until it was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Jim Furyk and Davis Love III are among those playing. They are assistant captains to Steve Stricker in the Ryder Cup in two weeks. … Among those receiving a sponsor’s exemption was Jay Williamson, who was born in St. Louis. … Because of the double season brought on by the pandemic, this is the 32nd event of the season, with seven more to go. … The last PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the St. Louis area was the PGA Championship at Bellerive in 2018, won by Brooks Koepka. … Norwood Hills is where Ben Hogan won his second major at the 1948 PGA Championship.
Next week: Sanford International.
Last week: Patrick Cantlay won the Tour Championship for the FedEx Cup.
Next week: Fortinet Championship.
FedEx Cup champion: Patrick Cantlay.
Last week: Europe won the Solheim Cup.
Next week: Cambia Portland Classic.
Race to CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda.
KORN FERRY TOUR
Last week: Joseph Bramlett the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.