Watching a professional golf trick shot artist in action is fun. Watching a professional golfer attempt those same trick shots is funny. Watching big, strong rugby players with few golf skills try to execute those same trick shots is hilarious.
Such was the recipe for the European Tour’s first promo for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England, May 22-25. The spot stars former golf trick shot world champion Paul Barrington, BMW-sponsored pro Francesco Molinari of Italy, and four members of the England national rugby team: Owen Farrell, Ben Foden, Joe Marler and David Wilson.
If you’ve been a reader of this website for long, you’ll know we’re big fans of the challenges that the European Tour likes to put its players through. This latest video adds a new twist by inviting non-golfers in on the action, but it’s yet another clever promotion.
The BMW PGA Championship is arguably the biggest non-major tournament on the European Tour, and not to be confused with the PGA Championship – which is annually golf’s final major of the season – or the BMW Championship – which is the third leg of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs.
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