Play halted at BMW PGA Championship following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Play halted at BMW PGA Championship following death of Queen Elizabeth II
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VIRGINIA WATER, England – Play was halted at the BMW PGA Championship until “further notice” following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

DP World Tour officials announced earlier on Thursday that “in line with all major sporting events we have protocols in place, but we will be guided in all of this by Buckingham Palace, hence we will only share these protocols when it is appropriate to do so.”

It remains to be seen when the first round will resume at Wentworth, where 30 players had not completed their opening round at the European circuit’s flagship event.

According to a release from The Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

In a statement from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Captain Peter Forster said, “We are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty today.  Following her accession in 1952, Her late Majesty graciously accepted the Patronage of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, as has been the custom of reigning Monarchs since HM King William IV in 1834.

“Although not a golfer, Her late Majesty’s 70-year patronage of the Club was a great honour for its Members. We hold His Majesty The King and all The Royal Family in our thoughts at this time of mourning.”
 





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