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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Rory McIlroy and friends | Wentworth Golf Club | BMW PGA Championships

Again, something a little different for me. In another life I might have enjoyed being a sport photographer of some kind. I love sport and I love taking photographs, so a combination of the two could have been the perfect union. These days I settle for the amateur approach and do it more as a fan.

Here are a selection of images from last years BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, including a few 'celebs' from the Pro-Am day. After a shaky start Rory McIlroy went on to be the eventual winner and followed that by having a tremendous year, winning two majors (The Open and USPGA) bringing his tally to four. He followed this all up with a fantastic showing in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. What silverware will 2015 bring him I wonder.

The crowds really do follow the world number 1, Rory McIlroy on the 1st tee at Wentworth. Even a bit of a scrum of photographers battling for the best spot to capture that epic action shot!
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Rory with his trade mark finish after another stunning drive down the centre of the fairway.
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Henrik Stenson keeps concentration as he tracks his drive from the tee.
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Interesting to see the different swing finishes from two very composed golfers. Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy.
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Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Matteo Manassero and Martin Kaymer all getting in on the act.
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Teddy Sheringham striking a pose on the super manicured fairways of Wentworth golf Club.
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Peter Schmeichel hitting a sweet shot into a par 3, watched keenly by Teddy Sheringham.
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Anton Du Beke making short work of a bunker.
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José María Olazábal, Winning Ryder Cup captain still has what it takes to power a ball almost 300 yards down the fairway.
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Ex Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill looks a little concerned that his golf driving is not quite up to his F1 standards. Jamie Redknapp seems to agree.
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Olympic champions Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave are regular celebrity golfers along with F1 champion, Nigel Mansell.
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Phil Neville (Manchester United fame) in a spot of bother amongst the spectators on the 17th at Wentworths West Course.
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Peter Schmeichel finds another fairway.
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That man again. Boy this guy knows how to play golf.
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And then running the gauntlet of autograph hunters (errr, yes, that includes me too). That is one intense look he is giving someone.
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Sergio Garcia lobbing a high ball back to the pin after a wayward iron on this par 3. Partnering Henrik Stenson the both hit great drives from the next tee.
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Ernie Els, big in stature, big in drive....but small in autograph. He possess possibly the smallest signature on tour, something that Justin Rose found amusing.
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The final images have to be Rory McIlroy. The boy done good!
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