Last year, the BMW PGA Championship was all about shooting star Byeong-Hun An and the world is currently watching to see what stories emerge from Wentworth’s iconic West Course as it hosts the flagship tournament this week. The highest ranked player in the field Danny Willett, who is off to a sparkling start has already admitted “To be in front of the English crowds at home and have that reception on the first tee is brilliant. You always get great crowds at Wentworth.”
Home of the European Tour, the world-famous Wentworth Club in Surrey, England is a golfing oasis less than an hour from London’s urban centre with three championship courses and a 19th Century castellated clubhouse that once housed the Duke of Wellington’s family. Steeped in British history, the club has welcomed a stellar field showcasing the world’s biggest names in golf and thereby kickstarting England’s annual summer of sport.
From championship tennis at Wimbledon in June to summer test matches at Lord’s Cricket Ground and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July, the country’s sporting season is just about to ‘hot up’. This seismic wave of sport will see millions of fans turn their attention toward the birthplace of cricket, rugby, tennis and hockey, and flock to its epicentre, the nation’s capital.
London, the only place to host the Summer Olympic Games an impressive three times, is the world’s most visited city and the greenest major city in Europe. This sprawling metropolis contains 35,000 acres of public parks, woodlands and gardens, which means that an incredible 40 percent of its surface area is made up of accessible green space. The beautiful parks throughout the capital are home to open-air gigs, popular festivals, pop-up exhibitions and installations during the summer months and, amongst the trees, they come alive with vibrant music and art from all over the world.
So if it’s cheering on your favourite PGA Tour golfer or dancing in the crowd at one of London’s summer festivals, England’s capital certainly accommodates all preferences and Turkish Airlines is waiting in the wings to get you there any day of the week.
Turkish Airlines has carriers flying from Istanbul into London every day.
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