Golfing World News: May 22

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Today marks the start of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and there’s a packed field with some of the world’s best golfers.

Rory McIlroy is one of them and he’ll have to put his personal problems behind him as he tees off alongside twice runner-up Ernie Els and Jamie Donaldson.

"I am not going to lie - it is going to be very difficult. But at least when I get inside the ropes I can just try and concentrate on the shot at hand. But it's obviously going to be difficult."

Justin Rose is also in action and is grouped alongside last year’s winner Matteo Manassero and Lee Westwood.

The Reigning US Open champion will be in action in his home country for the first time since winning the title and he explained how the trophy has come in handy.

“A couple of fun facts. Leo (his son) ate some ice cream out of it. He was the first to christen the trophy. I hadn't even had a drink out of it and he was having ice cream out of it so I got some great video out of that which will I think will last a lifetime. There's some great memories and it holds five bottles of champagne - just FYI!"

Away from Wentworth and Adam Scott is set to play in his first tournament since becoming world number one at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Scott, who became just the 17th player to top the world rankings on Monday, will spend the first two days alongside FedExCup leader Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson.

The Australian is yet to win this season but has recorded three top 10s in his seven starts.

That’s all for today join us tomorrow when we’ll bring news from the first rounds at Wentworth and Colonial Country Club. In the meantime follow us on twitter @golfingworldtv and we’re on Facebook and Instagram as well.

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