May 11, 2014; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Martin Kaymer putts on the 14th green during the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

European Tour: Morning wave update at the BMW PGA Championship


A 45-minute weather delay has passed, and nearly all of the scores from the morning wave are in at the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship.  Thomas Bjorn leads after an incredible 10-under 62, and Shane Lowry is in second place at eight-under 64.

It looks like the BMW PGA will be a shootout this year at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.

Soft conditions from the rain will allow the players to attack even the most guarded hole locations.  The one factor that may lead to higher scores is the wind, which has been picking up for the afternoon wave after the rain storm went away.

Justin Walters and Gary Stal are currently tied for third place at five-under.  Walters shot a 67 with an eagle, five birdies, and two bogies.  Stal is five-under through 16, and will have two closing par-fives to make up some ground on Bjorn.

Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson are among the pack of golfers tied for fifth place at four-under.  Rafa Cabrera-Bello has the best round going from the afternoon wave at four-under through seven holes.

Padraig Harrington fired a three-under 67 to join the group at T11.

It is hard to imagine anyone will reach Bjorn’s mark of 10-under in the afternoon.  However, several of the top players in the game are on the course including Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy.

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