70 of the top golfers in the world are coming to Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest between September 9-15 for the 2013 BMW Championship. Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the third of four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
The 2013 BMW Championship field will include the 70 finalists in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. The players will be competing for $8 million prize money, with the winner receiving $1.44 million.
This will be the first PGA Tour event for Conway Farms, which is a private club that was designed Tom Fazio and opened for play on August 3, 1991. The course sits on 209 rolling acres in Lake Forest and was designed around the traditions of Scottish links golf. Conway Farms Golf Club was built on a former dairy farm owned by early Lake County settler John Conway. Previous events held at Conway Farms Golf Club include the 1997 Men’s NCAA Division I Championship, the 2009 Western Amateur Championship and the 2012 US Mid-Amateur Championship.
The 2012 BMW Championship was held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana and was won by Rory McIlroy. Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson finished tied for second, two strokes back of McIlroy.
The last time the BMW Championship was held in the Chicago area, current US Open Champion Justin Rose was the victor. Rose won the 2011 BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in southwest suburban Lemont.
Tickets are available at the BMW Championship website. Juniors 16 and under can get in free when accompanied by an adult. No ticket is needed for juniors, and can proceed to the main gate.
Active or retired military members can get in free any day of the tournament. A discount is also available for non-retired Veterans.
2013 BMW Championship
Conway Farms Golf Club
425 Conway Farms Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045