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BMW PGA Championship 2015: McIlroy ready to defend title

World number one Rory McIlroy will be looking to follow up his win at the Wells Fargo Classic with another win at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday. McIlroy will be the star attraction at for guests enjoying golf hospitality at the Open Championship in July.

His seven stroke victory at the Wells Fargo was his third PGA Tour victory of the season and came two weeks after his WGC win. Now the Northern Irishman has his sights set on the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, as he aims to defend the title he won in 2014.

After his win McIlroy stated that he wants to become the “best player of his generation” he certainly has the talent to do it, but he is surrounded by top players including Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Players Championship winner Rickie Fowler.

McIlroy told BBC Sport “I think I’m pretty close to playing my best golf. I’m definitely able to feel more equipped to win now.

“If you’re happy off the golf course, you’re going to play better on it, I’m playing well on it, so it must mean that everything is going well off it.”

If maintains his level of form it seems unlikely that anybody in the field can get anywhere near the 26-year-old. Justin Rose may be McIlroy’s main challenger could be Justin Rose, despite his win in New Orleans a few weeks ago it may be hard for the Englishman to match McIlroy’s level.

Before the tournament starts there will be the annual Celebrity Pro-Am Event, where Eventmasters horse racing hospitality ambassador AP McCoy will compete alongside England rugby union captain Chris Robshaw and former Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel. McIlroy will once again play alongside One Direction’s Niall Horan, who caddied for him at the Par 3 tournament at the US Masters.

A win in the BMW PGA Championship will set McIlroy up perfectly for the US Open and then the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews, please click here for more information on our superb golf hospitality packages.