Tyrrell Hatton one of five English players to commit to BMW PGA
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 20/04/17 10:13am
Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood are part of a group of five English players added to the field for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
The pair are joined by Ryder Cup trio Matt Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan and defending champion Chris Wood as part of a world-class line up to play the revamped West Course at Wentworth from May 25-28.
Hatton has surged up the world rankings in recent months after following Alfred Dunhill Links Championship victory with a string of top-10s on both sides of the Atlantic, while Fleetwood is looking to follow his early-season success on home soil.
"It is a big tournament for me," Fleetwood said. "Playing in front of home crowds is such a great feeling.
"I've only been late on a Sunday a couple of times and coming down the 18th, seeing that grandstand is something very special. It's something you don't really ever forget.
"The Rolex Series is definitely going to be something that will keep growing and growing over the next few years, and just add even more buzz to the European Tour."
Wood claimed the biggest win of his career so far with a one-stroke victory over Sweden's Rikard Karlberg at last year's event, while Fitzpatrick has already experienced success on home soil when he took the 2015 British Masters title.
"There are some good young guys coming through and I think it makes for some exciting years on the Tour, particularly for English golf and hopefully we can inspire the next generation," Fitzpatrick said.
"Obviously there have already been some big names that have committed to the tournament and no doubt it's going to have a strong quality field so it should be a fantastic week."
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