Karlsson leads on final day at Wentworth

The 38 year old Swedish golfer Robert Karlsson eclipsed Paul McGinley yesterday at the PGA Golf Championship to go 4 shots clear on 11 uner par, heading into the final round today at Wentworth.

Paul McGinley had a disastrous start as he chose an iron to tee off from the 1st only to find sand.  He struggled throughout the day with the gusty wind that plagued the course and at times made a mockery of club selection.

McGinley finished round three with a very poor 79 to sink to joint fourth on 6 under par with Argentina’s Daniel Vancsik and Indian Jyoti Randhawa.

Miguel Angel Jimenez played a great round yesterday with a par 72 to finish joint second on 7 under with Oliver Wilson.

Only three golfers managed to go round Wenworth yesterday under 70 – Argentina’s Rafa Echenique, who is tied for seventh, Randhawa and England’s Oliver Fisher.  As a result, Karlsson is the clear favourite for victory according to golf tournament betting.

Paul McGinley Round 2 Leader at Wentworth

Paul McGinley - PGA Championship at Wentworth 2008Paul McGinley has just completed a second fantastic round of golf at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

McGinley finished with a Eagle on the 18th to go back to the top of the leaderboard with a four stroke lead on 13 under.  McGinley is on fire, shooting a second round of 66.

Karlsson went round in 69, while Tunnicliff went finished on 65. They are joint second place on 9 under.

Can Paul McGinley keep his cool heading into the weekend for round 3 & 4? The european tour odds certainly suggest he can!

Paul McGinley was Overnight Leader at Wentworth

41 year old Irish golfer Paul McGinley finished the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth at the top of the leaderboard with an impressive 7 under par 65.  McGinley was one stroke ahead of Sweden’s Robert Karlsson and two ahead of Australia’s Marcus Fraser on 5 under.

McGinley had a great round that included birdies at all four of the par-fives, and two magnificent long putts. As a result, PGA Tour betting now has him down as the favourite for victory.

Paul McGinley lives close to Wentworth and admitted to Gary Lineker in a post match interview that he plays the course regularly.  McGinley’s form has been good and consistenet so far this season, though he has still failed to make an impression at the big events.  Maybe this will be his year.

Midway through the second day at Wentworth and Robert Karlsson has finished with a round of 69 and is currently at the top of the leaderboard on 9 under.  Paul McGinley is 7 under at the ninth, and currently in fourth place behind Oliver Wilson & Miles Tunnicliff on 8 under.