Australian Marc Leishman (-23) is in a joining of his possess in
Chicago, as he wins a prestigious BMW Championship by 5 shots.
- Lowest measure ever during a BMW Championship.
Jason Day hits a hole-in-one to win a BMW M760i, that he
donates to a Evans Scholars Foundation.
Chicago. The tip 70 players on a PGA TOUR fabricated for the
BMW Championship during Conway Farms Golf Club (Chicago), to competition the
third Playoff eventuality on a PGA TOUR. However, even in such a
world-class field, nobody could keep gait with 33-year-old Marc
Leishman, who constructed a marvellous opening to win the
contest with a record measure of 261 strokes. Another Australian,
Jason Day, also anxious a spectators: a 2015 BMW Championship
leader aced a 17th hole on day dual to win a Hole-in-One Prize, a
(fuel consumption: 12.8 l/100 km, total CO2 emissions: 294 g/km)
, that he afterwards donated to a Evans Scholars Foundation.
Leishman dominated a BMW Championship, that was being hold to the
north of Chicago for a third time after 2013 and 2015, from day one.
He laid a substructure for his third pretension on a PGA TOUR with two
unusual rounds (62 and 64). The Australian strike no fewer than 18
birdies on a initial 36 holes. He continued to play probably flawless
golf over a march of a weekend, giving even his many dogged
rivals Justin Rose (ENG, -18, T2), Rickie Fowler (USA, -18, T2) und
Jason Day (AUS, -16, 4) no chance. This is Leishman’s initial feat in
a Playoff event, and sees him stand from seventh to fourth place in
a FedExCup ranking.
“I feel overwhelming about this win,” pronounced Leishman. “It’s usually good to
put 4 good rounds on a house in a unequivocally large event. Going handle to
wire, it’s initial time I’ve finished that on a PGA TOUR event. It creates me proud.”
Bernhard Kuhnt, President CEO BMW of North America, said:
“Congratulations to all of a players, staff and volunteers on
another good BMW Championship – and congratulations to Marc Leishman
on an considerable performance. Marc played with a lot of ability and
integrity to secure this well-deserved victory.”
Leishman’s widespread arrangement was suggestive of 2015, when a BMW
Championship was also hold during Conway Farms. Back afterwards it was Jason Day
who dominated and led from start to finish. The former universe number
one was in stimulating form again this year, and anxious fans with the
shot of a tournament. He aced a 17th hole on his second
turn to win a BMW Hole-in-One Prize, a BMW M760i. Day donated the
automobile to a Evans Scholars Foundation. The foundation, that receives
all a deduction from a BMW Championship, supports college scholarships
for caddies. Since 2007, when BMW became pretension partner of the
tournament, some-more than 24 million US dollars have been raised.
Qualification for a deteriorate culmination – a TOUR Championship, during which
usually a tip 30 pros in a FedExCup ranking are authorised to play –
was also during interest during a BMW Championship. Jordan Spieth (USA, -13,
T7), Justin Thomas (USA, -5, T47), and universe series one Dustin Johnson
(USA, -8, T33) shielded their tip positions. Leishman and Jon Rahm
(ESP, -15, T5) turn off a tip five, any of whom can secure overall
FedExCup feat with a win in Atlanta, regardless of a formula of
One thing is certain: there will be a new FedExCup champion again
this year. Last year’s winner, Rory McIlroy (NIR, -2), finished a BMW
Championship tied in 58th place, and so misses out on qualification
for a deteriorate finale. No actor has ever been means to urge his
pretension given a Playoff complement was introduced in 2007.
Next year, a BMW Championship will be hold during a Aronimink Golf
Club in Philadelphia for a initial time, before returning to Chicago
and a Medinah Country Club in 2019.