The FedEx Cup’s BMW Championship took place August 27-30 at Olympia Fields Country Club in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and was won by Jon Rahm.
The BMW Championship is open to the top 70 PGA Tour golfers following The Northern Trust. With only seventy players in the field, there is no 36-hole cut.
Justin Thomas won the 2019 BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club. Thomas finished at 25-under 263, tying a tournament record with a closing 68 after a third-round, course-record 61. Patrick Cantlay finished second and Hideki Matsuyama finished third.
Before becoming the BMW Championship, the event was previously known as The Western Open Golf Tournament and typically was played in early July around the Chicago area. Cog Hill and Butler National hosted the event between 1974 and 2006.
The BMW Championship took place on Olympia Fields North course, which also hosted the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2017. Olympia Fields last hosted the BMW Championship in 1971.
All proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies from modest means. The current number of student-caddies with tuition assistance provided by the Evans Scholars Foundation is 1010; they are enrolled in eighteen universities nationwide.
There were no spectators allowed on the golf course for this event. However, the tournament still helped generate necessary funds for the Evans Scholars Foundation.
“There’s a silver lining here,” said senior vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association, Vince Pellegrino. “We run these championships for scholarships, and without them, the scholarships would suffer. So being able to host the championship and run it and continue to raise dollars for the Evans Scholars foundation, is at the top of my list.”
Since 1930, more than 11,050 young men and women have graduated from college as Evans Scholars. Most recipients attend one of the 17 universities where the Evans Scholars Foundation operates a Scholarship House. Evans Scholars are selected on the basis of excellent grades, outstanding character, strong caddie record and demonstrated financial need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Where is the BMW Championship this year?
Answer: The 2020 BMW Championship will be played on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club.
Question: Who won the BMW Championship?
Answer: Justin Thomas won the 2019 BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club.
Question: How to watch BMW Championship?
Answer: Rounds 1-2 will be covered by Golf Channel from 2PM – 6PM CT. Rounds 3-4 will be covered by Golf Channel from 11AM – 2PM CT. NBC will provide coverage from 2PM – 5PM CT on Saturday and from 2PM – 6PM CT on Sunday.
Question: Is there a cut at the BMW Championship?
Answer: There is no cut at the BMW Championship.
BMW Championship Field
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