10 SEPTEMBER, 2022 - DP WORLD TOUR: Viktor Hovland and Søren Kjeldsen share a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship, with Wentworth Club set for a thrilling final round at the fourth Rolex Series event of the season.

Denmark’s Kjeldsen set the early clubhouse target of 12 under par as he took advantage of the conditions to card an eight under par 64, with Hovland, of Norway, joining him on that number with a four under par 68.

Hovland is bidding for his second Rolex Series victory of the season after triumphing at the Dubai Desert Classic in January, while Kjeldsen will go in search of his first win since the 2015 Irish Open. "I Made a few more putts today. I putted decent yesterday obviously. But I putted well today I thought, so there were the four shots" SAID THE DANE.

If you only focus on the ones you miss, you're going to have a pretty miserable time so it's better to spend time thinking about the ones you make. I certainly try to do that.

We have this stats system and I picked up a shot and a half off the tee yesterday. Obviously, I don't hit it a long way but if I hit it solid and I and hit it into the fairway, it's possible for me to compete. Driving is key for me around here because I can't play this course out of wet rough, that's for sure."
Recent FedExCup winner Rory McIlroy will lead the final round charge, sitting one stroke back after carding a bogey-free seven under par 65. The four-time Major Champion currently leads the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex and is bidding to win both season-long competitions on the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR in the same year for the first time in his career.
"I gave myself a couple of days off from East Lake but my attention quickly turned to not just this event but the rest of the season, and I'm keeping myself quite busy over the next couple of months" SAID MCILROY.
"I want to finish the year off on a high. I finished the season in the States off on a real high, and I want to do the same over here.

I think if I can play well from now to the end of the year, I keep the momentum that I've built going into 2023; and I've got a great chance tomorrow to win this prestigious event but also to extend the lead, and then we'll go to Italy and try and do it all over again.

I've always liked this tournament, even though I won the event (when it was played) in May, it was very soft, but once the dates changed to September, I liked it more. It's a little like THE PLAYERS in the States, I like the date change from May. It's a little softer and I can play the game that I want to play a little bit more."
He is joined in a share of third by Rafa Cabrera Bello, who won his first Rolex Series title at the 2017 Scottish Open, and Belgium’s Thomas Detry, who is aiming for a maiden DP World Tour victory.

One stroke further back on ten under par are 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, 2018 BMW PGA Championship winner Francesco Molinari, Matthew Jordan of England, Spain's Adrian Otaegui and American Talor Gooch. 

The BMW PGA Championship was reduced to 54 holes after play was suspended on Thursday evening following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the second round resuming on Saturday morning. A two-minute silence was observed at Wentworth Club at 9:50 am.

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