BMW Championship: BMW extends pretension partnership with a prestigious PGA TOUR playoff contest for another 3 years.

  • BMW, a PGA TOUR and a Western Golf Association (WGA) to
    continue a BMW Championship success story until 2022.
  • The agreement serve strengthens BMW’s impasse in golf worldwide.
  • Since a introduction of a playoffs in 2007, a BMW
    Championship has boasted one of a best line-ups in universe golf,
    featuring a 70 best players on a PGA TOUR.
  • The BMW Championship has been voted ‘PGA TOUR Tournament of
    a Year’ on 4 occasions.
  • Since 2007, a BMW Championship has lifted some-more than 30
    million US dollars for a Evans Scholars Foundation.


Chicago/Munich. The long-standing attribute between BMW and
a Western Golf Association was extended with today’s announcement
that BMW will continue as a pretension unite of a BMW Championship.
With this new agreement, BMW will horde a BMW Championship, the
penultimate eventuality on a PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs, by 2022.

“We are really vehement to sojourn a pretension unite of a BMW
Championship, one of golf’s premiere events,” says Bernhard Kuhnt,
boss and CEO, BMW of North America. “The BMW Championship
provides us a tellurian height to bond with a network of owners,
dealers and golf fans. Moreover, we have been unapproachable partners alongside
a Evans Scholars Foundation for 13 years, assisting to provide
opportunities for students to follow their dreams. We are looking
brazen to stability those efforts in support of these deserving
immature caddies.”

All net deduction from a BMW Championship advantage a Evans Scholars
Foundation, that provides full housing and fee college
scholarships to overworked immature caddies. Since a tournament’s
pregnancy in 2007, a BMW Championship has lifted some-more than $30
million for a Evans Scholars Foundation. For a entrance 2019-2020
educational year, a record 1,000 caddies will be attending 18 major
colleges and universities on Evans Scholarships. Currently there are
some-more than 11,500 Evans Scholarship alumni nationwide.

With a renovation of a BMW Championship, a reward car
manufacturer strengthens a worldwide joining to a competition of
golf. In further to a PGA TOUR, BMW is also a Worldwide Partner
of a Ryder Cup, commencement in 2020 during Whistling Straits in Wisconsin,
as good as a 2022 eventuality in Rome, Italy. BMW has had a connection
with a eventuality dating behind to 2006, with a European Team.

“As we boost a concentration on oppulance vehicles such as a all-new BMW
8 Series and a first-ever BMW X7, a BMW Championship and a golf
height benefaction a singular eventuality to rivet business and
dealers,” says Uwe Dreher, clamp boss of marketing, BMW of North
America. “The BMW Championship’s pierce to Aug guarantees even more
prominence and opportunities to showcase a brand. Coupled with BMW’s
support of a Ryder Cup, we are means to strengthen a long-standing
attribute with a sport.”

The prolongation underlines BMW’s heading purpose as a long-term partner of
tellurian golf. Over a successive few years, a association will be a European
Tour partner and will be a pretension partner of a BMW PGA Championship
(19th to 22nd Sep 2019, Wentworth Club, London), and will
continue to horde a BMW International Open (GC München Eichenried) in
June. The BMW Ladies Championship will applaud a LPGA Tour debut
from 24th to 27th Oct 2019, in Busan (South Korea). For over 30
years, BMW has also been organising a largest international
contest array for pledge players, a BMW Golf Cup International.
Since final year, a association has been regulating a innovative format of
a BMW TrackMan Open to put golf resolutely in a digital age and appeal
to a younger aim audience.

The story of a BMW Championship dates behind to 1899, when the
contest distinguished a entrance as a Western Open. This creates it the
third-oldest contest on a PGA TOUR calendar. Only a Open
Championship and a U.S. Open have been around for longer. Since the
contest became a penultimate playoff event, it is open usually to
a 70 best players in a FedExCup standings and only 30 of them can
validate for a successive finale, a TOUR Championship in Atlanta.

The BMW Championship was initial named “PGA TOUR Tournament of the
Year” in 2008, an fame that was awarded for another three
uninterrupted years between 2012 and 2014 – an feat that remains
unmatched to this day.

Next year’s BMW Championship will once again be contested in the
Chicago area, during Olympia Fields Country Club’s North Course from
Aug 20-23, 2020.


BMW Championship: Previous Winners and Venues.


2018      Keegan Bradley (USA)                      Aronimink Golf
Club (Philadelphia)

2017      Marc Leishman (AUS)                       Conway Farms Golf
Club (Chicago)

2016      Dustin Johnson (USA)                      Crooked Stick
Golf Club (Indianapolis)

2015      Jason Day (AUS)                              Conway Farms
Golf Club (Chicago)

2014      Billy Horschel (USA)                         Cherry Hills
Country Club (Denver)

2013      Zach Johnson (USA)                        Conway Farms Golf
Club (Chicago)

2012      Rory McIlroy (NIR)                            Crooked Stick
Golf Club (Indianapolis)

2011      Justin Rose (ENG)                            Cog Hill Golf
Country Club (Chicago)

2010      Dustin Johnson (USA)                      Cog Hill Golf
Country Club (Chicago)

2009      Tiger Woods (USA)                           Cog Hill Golf
Country Club (Chicago)

2008      Camilo Villegas (COL)                      Bellerive
Country Club (St. Louis)

2007      Tiger Woods (USA)                           Cog Hill Golf
Country Club (Chicago)