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Richie Ramsay in BMW PGA mix after being last man in at Wentworth

Like all Aberdonians, Richie Ramsay is constantly ribbed by his fellow players for being reluctant to be first at the bar. But Sergio Garcia probably has some drinks heading his way if the Scot can produce a strong final-day performance in the $7 million BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Rory McIlroy reacts on the 18th during day 2 of the BMW PGA at Wentworth. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy doesn’t want to let down his dad in Dunhill Links

The huge roar that greeted Rory McIlroy holing a testing par putt to make it to the weekend in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth said it all. Now the world No 2 is aiming to use the final two rounds in the European Tour’s flagship event to make sure he does himself justice alongside his dad, Gerry, in next week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Scottish soil.

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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has been talking up the chance of Bob MacIntyre. Picture: Kate McShane/Getty Images

Padraig Harrington would be ‘very happy’ to have Bob MacIntyre in Ryder Cup team

He’s in the top 15 in the Race to Dubai in his rookie season and recently broke into the world’s top 100 for the first time. Oh, and what about the latest glowing endorsement of Bob MacIntyre’s impact in European golf? He’s among 20 up-and-coming players on a list compiled by Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington as the qualifying battle for the BMW PGA Championship gets underway today at Wentworth.

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Russell Knox won the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai in November 2015 and reckons he plays his best golf in the autumn. Picture: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Russell Knox on a mission as he bids to impress Ryder Cup captain

“It all leads to this moment” and now “It all starts here”. Yes, slogans are definitely the in-thing in golf, with one having been coined for last week’s Solheim Cup at Gleneagles and the other being used at Wentworth this week to mark the BMW PGA Championship getting the qualifying campaign for next year’s Ryder Cup under way.

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Solheim Cup-winning captain Catriona Matthew poses with the trophy after inspiring her team to their 14�-13� victory over the USA. Picture: SNS.

Catriona Matthew must be Solheim Cup captain again in 2021

“She’s Beany.” In only two words, Laura Davies delivered her verdict on what Catriona Matthew brought to the table in the 16th Solheim Cup as she masterminded one of the greatest sporting triumphs on an incredible afternoon at glorious Gleneagles on Sunday.

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Catriona Matthew celebrates with the trophy after Europe's victory in the Solheim Cup. Picture: SNS.

Solheim Cup: Glory putt repays Catriona Matthew’s faith in Suzann Pettersen

Add “Captain Fantastic” to Catriona Matthew’s “Supermum” tag. The Solheim Cup is back in Europe’s hands thanks to the boldest decision of her life. Suzann Pettersen, handed what some reckoned was a controversial wildcard by Matthew, clinched a dramatic 14½-13½ victory for the home team in the 16th edition on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.

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