BMW PGA Championship 2018 Live stream info, TV Channel. On a rainy day in England, Rory McIlroy kicked off the European Tour’s crown jewel event, the 2018 BMW PGA Championship, with a 5-under 67. The No. 8 player in the world trails leader Lucas Bjerregaard by two and sits T4 after 18 holes.
McIlroy won this event in 2014, but he’s played it only once since then and missed the cut. The BMW PGA Championship is to the European Tour what The Players Championship is to the PGA Tour, and this year’s event marks the start of the eight-tournament Rolex Series, which also includes the Italian Open, French Open, Irish Open, Scottish Open and World Tour Championship.
His card in Round 1 included seven birdies, two bogeys and some absolutely flagged irons. McIlroy has been off since he missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass a few weeks ago, and he insinuated on Thursday that he feels better than his last few tournament starts in the United States when he struggled a bit (for him, anyway) off the tee.
“I think I did everything pretty well,”McIlroy said. “I drove the ball much better and put the ball in play off the tee a lot more than I’ve done the last couple of weeks so that’s been really good. I thought I gave myself a lot of chances. I took most of them. A little frustrated I couldn’t get a birdie or two out of the last couple of holes, but overall, a really good start.”
The BMW PGA Championship TV schedule is back to the usual for European Tour golf fans. It’s predictable for a reason, and Golf Channel airs four days of live golf action from host Wentworth Club which begins on Thursday with the first round. Golf Channel has TV coverage of Thursday’s first round and Friday’s second round, as well coverage of Saturday’s third round and Sunday’s final round.