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5 players to look out for at the BMW PGA Championship

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As we enter one of the biggest weeks of the year on the European Tour, here is a quick look at five players who could do well around the tough Wentworth track that plays host to the BMW PGA Championship this week...

Miguel Angel Jimenez:

Possibly the most popular player in the game right now - with the exception of Phil Mickelson - Miguel Angel Jimenez has been firing on all cylinders and then some recently.

The hugely charismatic and popular Spaniard will be teeing up this week on the back of two successive wins after winning his US Senior Tour debut and capturing his home Open de Espana last week.

Before that, the 50-year-old finished fourth at the Masters and during the time he had off prior to last week's win he also got married. He has won this tournament before and finished tied fourth last year too, so he loves the Wentworth course as well.

The man just can't lose, and don't be surprised if the cigar smoking, Aviator wearing, wine loving ageless wonder continues that trend this week.

Luke Donald:

A man with a sparkling record at the BMW PGA Championship, Donald has won this tournament twice in the last three years and has finished in the top three four times in the past six years.

Finally finding some good form after a tough period through swing changes, the 37-year-old Englishman has just recently posted a runner up finish at The Heritage on the PGA Tour and is definitely one to watch this week on a course that he has owned in recent years.

Francesco Molinari:

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Matteo Manassero, who wan last year's title, Italian Francesco Molinari will be confident he can have a good week at Wentworth.

After a fourth place finish in China to get him into The Players at the last moment, Molinari contended on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass before in the end achieving a tied sixth finish.

Having finished in the top ten in his last two visits to Wentworth, Molinari is playing good golf right now on a course he has been successful on in the past, so look for him to do well this week.

Martin Kaymer:

Kaymer, the extremely likable German, is coming off a huge win at The Players. The Players, which is the PGA Tour's flagship event, was Kaymer's first win in two years and has sealed the 29-year-old's return to the elite of the game, having been in the wilderness for a few years.

Coming off the back of four very good weeks of golf in America, Kaymer may be slightly tired this week, particularly after a draining win at a big event. This combined with the fact that he has never recorded a top ten at the BMW PGA Championship, could be a warning to all his fans, but the German is playing too well to leave off this list, regardless of tiredness and course history.

Major winner Kaymer has an excellent chance to do a flagship double this week and, if tiredness doesn't play a factor, look for him to be contending on Sunday afternoon.

Ross Fisher:

Having finally got back into the winner's circle this year, Ross Fisher is making a run to try and make the European Ryder Cup team.

The 33-year-old Englishman won the Tshwane Open earlier this year and this week is returning to Wentworth, his home course.

Having finished as a runner up in the past at the BMW PGA Championship, Fisher is coming into this week knowing he can do well at this tournament, and that, combined with his good form and Ryder Cup ambitions, will provide him with confidence and motivation and could make him a dark horse for this title.

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