Festival of golf in Chicago: The tip 70 players on a PGA TOUR tee-off during a BMW Championship.

  • The list of competitors seeking feat during Conway Farms
    reads like a hurl call of a game’s good and a good.
  • All 4 of a stream vital champions will be playing.
  • Defending champion and World No. 1 Dustin Johnson (USA)
    deliberate a slight favourite.


Munich/Chicago. Once again a cream of universe golf has risen
to a tip in a query to validate for a BMW Championship at
Conway Farms Golf Club on a hinterland of Chicago from September
14-17. As a third and penultimate contest in a FedExCup
Playoffs, a BMW Championship is one of a many critical and
prestigious events on a PGA TOUR. It carries a esteem account of $8.75
million, with $1.575 million going to a leader

The championship domain is done adult of a streamer 70 players in the
season-long standings, from that a tip 30 will go by to the
Tour Championship in Atlanta (Sept 21-24) and a possibility to dip a
$10 million reward as a altogether leader of a FedExCup.

The list of competitors seeking feat during Conway Farms reads like a
hurl call of a game’s good and a good. Among those streamer the
approach is immature American Justin Thomas, who won his initial vital during the
PGA Championship final month and set a record for a playoffs on
Sunday when he had 8 threes in a spin of 64 during a Dell
Technologies Championship. He went on to win a contest – his
fifth pretension this season.

Picking a leader from a domain that will arrange for a BMW
Championship is roughly unfit nonetheless Dustin Johnson, a world
No.1, can substantially be deliberate a slight favourite by dint of the
supernatural distances he hits a round off a tee. The 33-year-old
American is a fortifying champion and one of usually dual players (the
other is Tiger Woods) to have won a pretension twice.

After his feat during Crooked Stick Golf Club (Indianapolis) last
year, Johnson, a leader of a US Open 3 months’ earlier, said
his diversion was in excellent fettle. “I’ve got certainty in each partial of my
game,” he said. “This week a dabble worked unequivocally good and my
opening was fantastic. It is a large event, a playoff event, and I
played 4 unequivocally plain rounds.”

There is each possibility that Johnson will be repeating those really words
on Sunday week, though not if England’s Paul Casey has a contend in the
matter. Casey had a practical head-to-head conflict with Johnson at
Crooked Stick final year before eventually settling for second place.
Once again, he is in excellent form streamer into a BMW Championship, is
absolutely inside a tip 10 in a FedExCup standings, and
assured of going one improved than final year.

The thousands of fans who will spin adult to declare a festival of golf
will be spoilt for choice. All 4 of a stream vital champions –
Sergio García (ESP, Masters), Brooks Koepka (USA, U.S. Open), Jordan
Spieth (USA, The Open) and Thomas (PGA Championship) – are playing, as
are former champions Jason Day (AUS), Rory McIlroy (NIR), Zach Johnson
(USA) and Justin Rose (ENG).

For Day, it will be a acquire lapse to a stage one of his finest
victories. The Australian won a BMW Championship during Conway Farms in
2015 – after opening with mega-low rounds of 61 and 63 and going on to
win by an fatiguing domain of 5 strokes – and became universe No.1 in
a process.

By his possess prominent standards, McIlroy has had a disappointing, no-win
season. The former universe No.1 has been hampered by a rib damage and
has not been means to play as openly as he would have liked. Such is
his ability and rival spirit, however, that it would be foolish
to boot a chances of a four-time vital champion.

“Beware a harmed golfer” is one of golf’s mantras. McIlroy could
positively infer a box in point. There is most to savour.