14 - 17 September 2017. Conway Farms GC. Chicago, IL.
124,800 golf fans followed Dustin Johnson's impressive play during the 2016 BMW Championship, which saw him finish with a total score of 265 (23 under par) at the Crooked Stick Golf Club (Indianapolis) to claim victory and 1,530,000 US dollars in prize money.
He skillfully left his rivals in his wake, got the course record with 63 shots on Friday and in doing so took the lead, which the big-hitter defended confidently on Sunday. The only players who came close to matching the pace set by Johnson were Paul Casey (-20, 2nd) and Roberto Castro (-17, 3rd). American Castro started the tournament with two excellent rounds of 65 (seven under par), but was unable to maintain that standard of play into the weekend, meaning he must wait a little longer for his first title on the PGA TOUR.
It was a different story for Casey. The Englishman put Johnson under pressure early on Sunday, shooting birdies on two of the first three holes to move into a tie for the lead with “DJ”. However, the overnight leader responded superbly with four birdies in the next five holes. Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar, Ryan Palmer and J.B. Holmes finished 12 under par in fourth place.