Stephen Gallacher of Scotland tees off during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 23, 2014

BMW PGA Championship latest: Heavy rain leads to delay at Wentworth but Stephen Gallacher shines to brighten up his day

Leaders Thomas Bjorn and Shane Lowry yet to take to the course as Gallacher moves to two-under with impressive start

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a putt during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy’s mood improves but Lee Westwood finds fault with flags

The love bulletin from Wentworth was slightly more upbeat on Friday. With any luck the state of Rory McIlroy’s mind will be a matter only for him as the BMW PGA Championship gathers pace on Saturday.

Rory McIlroy feels the strain during yesterday’s first round at Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy tries to relieve the hurt with fine opening round

The world No 10 called off his planned wedding to the tennis player Caroline Wozniacki this week
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark tees off on the 2nd hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 22 as he sets the early pace going eight-under through 14

BMW PGA Championship latest: Thomas Bjorn uses local knowledge to his advantage to set the early pace at Wentworth

Former Wentworth resident attacks the first 14 holes in eight-under par with six birdies and an eagle on the opening morning

Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday

PGA Championship 2014: Rory McIlroy’s roller-coaster life takes another lurch after he breaks off Caroline Wozniacki engagement

Split with Wozniacki brings emotional test but tournament may prove welcome distraction

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have been together since 2011

Caroline Wozniacki: Rory McIlroy breaks off engagement to Danish tennis player days after sending wedding invites

The Irish golfer and the Danish tennis star have ended their relationship, he confirmed in a public statement

Girls 10-11 category champion Lucy Li from Redwood City, California poses with her trophy during the National Finals of the 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt Championships April 6, 2014 at Augusta National

US Women's Open: 11-year-old Lucy Li becomes youngest ever women to qualify after winning qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California

The women's US Open is being held the week after the men's event on the same course, Pinehurst No. 2

Adam Scott is hoping to build on his competitive 69 as he continues to defend his Masters title

Tiger Woods dethroned at the top of the world rankings as Adam Scott replaces him despite sitting out of the HP Byron Nelson Championship

Woods is currently recovering from back surgery but remains second in the rankings ahead of Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar

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Martin Kaymer celebrates with his TPC Sawgrass Players Championship trophy

The Players Championship: Martin Kaymer adds second 'major' title after overcoming late thunderstorm to win at TPC Sawgrass

The former US Champion held on to become just the fourth European to win the Players Championship, regarded as the unofficial fifth major

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Alasdair Forsyth defends decision to complete round after his caddie Iain McGregor suffers a fatal heart attack at the Madeira Islands Open

Forsyth admits that he and playing partners Adam Gee and Tano Goya met tournament officials who agreed McGregor would have wanted them to continue

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Rory McIlroy appears frustrated at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass: Rory McIlroy could be out on his own if he could negotiate the front-nine, but instead he starts Sunday 12 shots off leader Martin Kaymer

McIlroy has taken a large 112 shots through the opening nine over the course of the three days at TPC Sawgrass, but it could've been so different for the Northern Irishman

Martin Kaymer (right) hit a second round 69 after a course record equalling 63 in his first to put him 12 under
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